Queer 2020 releases

Below you find a list of 2020 releases with queer main characters, exclusively adult titles and mostly science fiction and fantasy, with a few exceptions.
This is in no way a complete list, it’s just the titles that I’m aware of and that peaked my interest.

January

07
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
  • f/f
  • trans boy
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab (PB release)
  • ace MC
09
Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton
  • sapphic
14
The Better Liar by Tanen Jones
  • disaster bisexuals
The Broken Heavens (The Worldbreaker Saga #3) by Kameron Hurley
  • queernorm world
  • poly relationships
21
The Seep
  • trans WOC
  • sapphic
The Serpent Sea (Books of the Raksura #2) by Martha Wells (rerelease)
  • poly relationships
  • bisexuals

February

04
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
  • sapphic
  • queer women
06
Gravity’s Heir by Sara Bond
  • bi MC
11
DIE, Vol. 2: Split the Party by Kieron Gillen
  • queer
  • genderqueer
The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith
  • pansexual WOC
The Siren Depth (Books of the Raksura #3) by Martha Wells (rerelease)
  • poly
  • bisexuals
Stormsong by C.L. Polk
  • sapphic
  • f/f
17
Behind the Sun, Above the Moon (anthology)
  • non-binar
  • trans characters
  • by non-binary and trans authors
18
Gravity of a Distant Sun (Shieldrunner Pirates #3) by R.E. Stearns
  • sapphic
  • f/f
The Lost Future of Pepperharrow (The Watchmaker of Filigree Street #2) by Natasha Pulley
  • m/m
25
Finna by Nino Cipri
  • pan-sexual (f)
  • her non-binary ex

March

03
Docile by K.M. Szpara
  • so very gay
A Pale Light in the Black (NeoG #1) by K.B. Wagers
  • lesbian (married mum)
  • pan-sexual (f)
  • ace (f)
05
The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey
  • sapphic
  • f/f
17
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  • gay MC
  • m/m
24
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
  • nb MC
  • bi/pan MC
  • sapphic
26
The City We Became (Great Cities #1) by N.K. Jemisin
  • lesbian
  • gay

April

05
Queens of Noise by Leigh Harlen
  • nb MC
  • nb/f
Cradle and Grave by Anya Ow
  • ace
  • m/m
06
The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper by A.J. Fitzwater
  • lesbian MC
07
Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie
  • disaster bisexuals
  • m/m
14
The Last Emperox (The Interdependency #3) by John Scalzi
  • queer (bi/pan)
21
Repo Virtual by Corey J. White
  • gay man
  • non-binary
  • queer (sapphic) woman
Shorefall (Founders #2) by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • lesbian MC

MAY

12
Stealing Thunder (Stealing Thunder #1) by Alina Boyden
  • trans MC

June

04
The Obsidian Tower (Rooks and Ruin #1) by Melissa Caruso
  • bi MC
08
No Man’s Land by A.J. Fitzwater
  • sapphic
  • lesbian
16
The Unconquered City (The Chronicles of Ghadid #3) by K.A. Doore
  • pan MC
23
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho
  • everyone is queer

July

07
Unconquerable Sun (The Sun Chronicles #1) by Kate Elliott
  • sapphic MC
  • f/f
Of Dragons, Feast and Murder (Dominion of the Fallen #3.5) by Aliette de Bodard
  • gay MC
  • m/m
14
Gideon the Ninth (Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir (PB release)
  • lesbian MC
When Jackals Storm the Walls (The Song of the Shattered Sands #5) by Bradley P. Beaulieu
  • bisexual MC
21
Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis
  • bisexual MC
Ashes of the Sun by Django Wexler
  • lesbian MC
28
Chaos Vector (The Protectorate #2) by Megan E. O’Keefe
  • bisexual MC
  • non-binary MC
  • m/m
  • f/m
The Worst of All Possible Worlds (The Salvagers #3) by Alex White
  • bisexual MC
  • f/f
Deal with the Devil by By Kit Rocha
  • bisexual MC

August

04
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
  • f/f
Harrow the Ninth (Locked Tomb #2) by Tamsyn Muir
  • lesbian MC
The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis
  • sapphic MC
  • non-binary MC
  • f/f
Seven Devils by Laura Lam, Elizabeth May
  • sapphic MC
  • f/f
11
The Tyrant Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade #3) by Seth Dickinson
  • f/f
18
Drowned Country (The Greenhollow Duology #2) by Emily Tesh
  • m/m
The Vanished Queen by Lisbeth Campbell
  • bisexual MC
25
Architects of Memory (The Memory War #1) by Karen Osborne
  • (disaster) bisexual MC
The Memory of Souls (A Chorus of Dragons #3) by Jenn Lyons
  • bisexual MC

September

01
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The Four Profound Weaves by R.B. Lemberg
  • trans masc
  • trans fem
08
The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire #1) by Andrea Stewart
  • sapphic
  • f/f
Master of Poisons by Andrea Hairston
15
The Hellion (Malus Domestica #3) by S.A. Hunt
  • queer MC
  • (trans author)
Prime Deceptions (Chilling Effect #2) by Valerie Valdes
  • pan MC
22
Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots
29
 
Burning Roses by S.L. Huang
  • queer MC
  • trans MC
  • f/f

October

06
The Archive of the Forgotten (Hell’s Library #2) by A.J. Hackwith
  • pan MC
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  • pan MC
13
Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • bi MC
  • f/m
20
Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee
  • non-binary MC
27
Dead Lies Dreaming by Charles Stross
  • all queer cast
31
Seven of Infinities (Xuya Universe) by Aliette de Bodard
  • f/f

November

10
The Factory Witches of Lowell by C.S. Malerich
  • f/f
28
Silk & Steel: A Queer Speculative Adventure Anthology

December

08
Memoria (Nova Vita Protocol #2) by Krystin Merbeth
  • bi MC
  • demi MC
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain (The Singing Hills Cycle #2) by Nghi Vo
  • non-binary MC
29
Give Way to Night (Aven Cycle #2) by Cass Morris
  • demi MC
  • sapphic MC
  • f/f

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