2021 has many great queer science fiction and fantasy releases in store for us and January launches a new year of queer books with an amazing list. We have a good mix of science fiction and fantasy, from space opera over superhero fiction to portal fantasy, there should be something for everyone! I personally want to read way more than I will have time for.
Seven great sounding releases have made it on my TBR for January, and some of them are not only queer, but also feature characters with disabilities and/or characters of color. Additionally, two books are by trans/non-binary authors and one by an Asian author.
(For even more queer SFF releases, check out my list of queer SFF 2021 releases)
Persephone Station by Stina Leicht
- space opera
- non-binary MC
- pan MC
- sapphic MC
The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner
- historical fantasy
Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children #6) by Seansn McGuire
- (portal) fantasy
- intersex MC
The Mask of Mirrors (Rook & Rose #1) by M.A. Carrick
- (epic) fantasy
- queernorm world
- queer MCs
Arenza Lenskaya is a liar and a thief, a pattern-reader and a daughter of no clan. Raised in the slums of Nadezra, she fled that world to save her sister. This is your present, the good and the ill of it, and that which is neither…
Renata Viraudax is a con artist recently arrived in Nadezra. She has one goal: to trick her way into a noble house and secure her fortune. This is your future, the good and the ill of it, and that which is neither…
As corrupt nightmare magic begins to weave its way through the city of dreams, the poisonous feuds of its aristocrats and the shadowy dangers of its impoverished underbelly become tangled—with Ren at their heart. And if she cannot sort the truth from the lies, it will mean the destruction of all her worlds.
Dealbreaker (The Bounceback #2) by L.X. Beckett
- lesbian MC
We could be Heroes by Mike Chen
- pansexual MC
A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson
- (historical) fantasy
- bi MC
I already had the chance to read two of these (Persephone Station and Across the Green Grass Fields) and can confirm: we’re off to an epic new year of queer releases. I can’t wait to read the rest as well. I don’t even know which one I’ll want to read first.
Are you going to read any of these?