Science fiction seems to be one of the genres that people either love or hate.
Personally, I love a well-written science fiction novel, especially if it envisions a world with different concepts of gender and sexual orientation.
If you love science fiction, you probably won’t even need this list of recommended reads because there aren’t that many lesbian science fiction novels, so you’ve probably already read most of them.
If you’re not a big fan of science fiction, you might want to check out this helpful post about how to finish lesbian book bingo even if you don’t like speculative fiction.
15 GREAT LESBIAN SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS
I’ve put together a list of 15 science fiction novels with lesbian, bisexual, or other female, women-loving main characters. I hope you’ll enjoy them!
The Significant by Kyra Anderson
Kailynn Evada was born in the non-citizen district on the most powerful planet in the Altereye System. To save her brother’s life, Kailynn finds herself working as a Significant—a person paid to act as a friend to clients. High pay drives her to a secretive job with the most powerful person in the planetary system—Elite Isa, who is genetically altered for perfection and forbidden from intimate relationships. The undeniable attraction between the two leads to a secret love that could kill them both.
Face of the Enemy (Terran-Novan Universe, book 1) by Sandra Barret
Helena “Dray” Draybeck is a cocky military brat, and Jordan Bowers is the daughter of a high-ranking ambassador. Both want to finish at the top of fighter pilot training. Both live under the shadow of very different family legacies. When the enemy declares war, Dray and Jordan have to survive an acceleration to active duty and a dangerous secret that threatens them both in different ways.
Raging at the Stars by Lesley Davis
Emory Hawkes is an investigative journalist dedicated to seeking out the truths behind cover-ups and exposing the lies that keep the general population in the dark. Emory’s theories go against everything Captain Sofia Martinez stands for, and all she has dedicated her life to, working at Area 51. Sofia knows Emory lives to challenge her authority, but can they put aside their differences to fight together to save mankind? Can they save the world from not just the invaders above but also from the all too human element who have their own secret agendas to set in motion?
Survival Instincts by May Dawney (dystopian fiction)
Civilization has fallen. Lynn, alone in the debris of a world reclaimed by nature and hiding from the threat of man, is forced to go on a dangerous journey through decaying New York City. As Lynn’s feelings for her guard, Dani, grow, she’s forced to face her belief that staying alone is the only way to survive. A fast-paced dystopian adventure where love trumps instinct.
In the aftermath of war, Andira Tal, Lancer of Alsea, is working nonstop to heal her world and bring it into the future. The producer caste—and one producer in particular—stands in her way. Tal’s solution leads to an unexpected sanctuary and the kind of love she always dreamed of…but her enemies are watching, and now she has more to lose.
Daughters of a Coral Dawn by Katherine V. Forrest
Late in the 22nd century, the settling of a new world falls on the strong shoulders of young Megan. The perfect leader, she undertakes to guide her sisters to a new planet, free from the shackles of the brutal Earth regime. When a landing party of men and women discover their colony, Megan must decide if the outsiders will live or die. And that includes Lt. Laurel Meredith, whose disturbing beauty is as dangerous to Megan as her people are to Megan’s world.
Ammonite by Nicola Griffith
Anthropologist Marghe Taishan is sent to Jeep, a planet where a virus killed off all men generations ago, leaving a women-only society. Tasked with testing a new vaccine, Marghe risks death to uncover the women’s biological secret. Soon, she finds that she’s changing and realizes that not only has she found a home on Jeep, but that she alone carries the seeds of its destruction.
Depths of Blue (On Deception’s Edge, book 1) by Lise MacTague
For Torrin Ivanov, life is a bargaining table. Every planet is a new business opportunity. Legality is optional and supplying one side in a local civil war always adds up to profit. Jak Stowell is at war within a war. A woman hidden in the heart of a male-only army, her brother’s murder has left her desperate for vengeance. These two women on a collision course set off a chain reaction of intergalactic intrigue—and awaken a dangerous passion that could cost them their lives.
Kaesah, a geneticist from another planet, is stranded on Earth due to the death of her mate who was vital in piloting their starship. Kaesah has abducted a human, Toni Lorne, to assist in piloting her starship back home. Two women, from different worlds, will set a new course for their planets and a new future for themselves.
Saving Morgan by MB Panichi
Morgan Rahn’s co-worker is killed in a freak Moon Base accident. When Morgan also becomes a target, Shaine Wendt is hired onto Morgan’s work crew as undercover security for Morgan. No one, including Morgan, is to know of Shaine’s dual role. But how can Morgan trust her when Shaine is part of yet another lie, and Morgan’s life is turned inside out? Danger and romance abound as adventure takes the two women from Moon Base to Earth and the Asteroid Belt.
The Lily and the Crown by Roslyn Sinclair (sci-fi romance)
Young botanist Ari lives an isolated life on a space station, tending a lush garden in her quarters. When an imperious woman is captured from a pirate ship and given to her as a slave, Ari’s ordered life shatters. Her slave is watchful, smart, and sexy, and seems to know an awful lot about tactics, star charts, and the dread pirate queen, Mir. A lesbian romance about daring to risk your heart.
The Magistrate (The Prisonworld Trilogy, book 1) by Keira Michelle Telford (neo-Victorian dystopian fiction)
Crime rates are at an all-time high, and living conditions for many are bleak in twenty-fourth-century London. The laws are illiberal and unsympathetic. Homosexuality is punishable by death—which becomes a potentially deadly problem for Carmen Wild when the discovery of a murdered prostitute brings her back into the life of her first love, the Madam of an East End cathouse.
Paladins of the Storm Lord (Godfall Novels, book 1) by Barbara Ann Wright
Surrounded by dead crewmates and marooned above an unknown planet, the bridge crew of the Atlas develops extraordinary mental abilities that turn them into gods.Two hundred years into their rule, Cordelia Ross’s faith in her god is absolute until his orders begin to value obedience over integrity. With the fall of the gods at hand, can Cordelia protect her family, friends, and the alien woman she’s falling in love with?
If you need to brush up on the rules of Lesbian Book Bingo, check out the rules post, then pick the book you want to read for the science fiction square, and start reading! Remember that you can either read one of the 15 books listed above or pick another lesbian science fiction novel.
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In addition to winning books by completing a line on the bingo card, there’s also a giveaway for each post. This time, you can win an e-book copy of Survival Instincts by May Dawney and an e-book copy of Friends in High Places by Andi Marquette.
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I’ll announce the winner of the two e-books on Thursday, April 26.
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