I’m not afraid to admit when I’m wrong, even when it comes to books. For most of my life I have avoided sci-fi like the plague; I’m a fantasy girl, through and through. But it turns out the imagination it takes to tell stories about alien races or artificial intelligence is just as vast and exciting as those that focus on dragons and wizards.
I owe this newfound love of science fiction to Shaun David Hutchinson’s At the Edge of the Universe. While much of it is based in our contemporary world, the mystery and fear surrounding a shrinking universe that only one person can remember had me awake until the wee hours of the morning trying to find out what happened to the protagonist’s boyfriend! (If I’m not selling it, check out Diego’s 9 reasons to read it, which is what got me to check it out in the first place!) While I think this book is a one-of-a-kind, I know there are other authors with amazing stories featuring LGBTQ characters. So once you’ve finished reading At the Edge of the Universe and are eager for more LGBTQ characters in sci-fi, here are a few to try.
If your favorites are missing, let me know in the comments, I’m always looking for more recommendations!