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Listings Are Alphabetical by Author.

The complete Lambda Sci-Fi Recommended Reading List is also available in a downloadable/printable PDF file!

A B C D E F G H J K M N P R S T W Y


Waitman, Katie:
The Merro Tree.

This marvelous first novel explores the meaning and purpose of art, questions the value of censorship, and tells a damned fine same-sex-different-species love story while doing it. A remarkably colorful galaxy, wonderful characters, and tough questions - this is what science fiction is supposed to be.

Weathers, Brenda:
The House at Pelham Falls.

A supernatural "fantasy." A woman on a retreat is trying to find herself. Instead, she becomes the lover of the ghost of a long-dead lesbian. The mystery is: will she have to die to join this new love?

Wittig, Monique:
Les Guerilleres.

A lesbian-feminist classic. Written in an avant-garde style, interspersed with litanies of women's names. This is the story of a society of women warriors fighting against men. Angry, powerful, hypnotic.

Wolfe, Chris Anne:
Shadows of Aggar.

Written very much in the style of M.Z. Bradley's "Darkover" novels. Interplanetary intrigue sparks adventures on a feudal world, while two women (an Amazon and a Shadow guide) discover their love for each other.


Yolen, Jane:
Briar Rose.

A masterful retelling of the German version of the "Sleeping Beauty" fairy tale, this beautifully crafted story succeeds in revisiting the horrors of the Holocaust and presenting a perfect modern-day fable. Complete with gay Prince Charming, this novel is lyrical, evocative, and completely compelling.

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