Queer Science Fiction Romance Showcase

Welcome to a showcase of queer science fiction romance novels, novellas, and short stories by wonderful authors. Take a browse, and you just might find a new favorite!

The cover of Aliens, Smith, and Jones by Blaine D. Arden has a background image of a city and a cobblestone street with a starry sky in the background. The whole image has a hazy purple and blue filter across it around the edges. One white MC front and centre in a blue suit, purple tie and lavender button-down. Short brown hair and facial hair. He's holding open his suit and reaching in with the other hand. The other white MC is standing sideways and to the side, thumb in his pocket. Light brown / dark blond hair and facial hair. Purple jumper and trousers.

Aliens, Smith, and Jones by Blaine D. Arden

Working for a secret organisation specialising in alien cover-ups, Connor Smith has seen it all. His love life is as boring as his work life is thrilling… until he attracts an alien stalker, and a blind date leads him to a man who seems to tick all the right boxes. As the lines between the personal and the extra-terrestrial blur, can Connor find true love in this maze of betrayal and hidden identities?

Rep & additional tropes: Gay MC, pansexual alien MC. Mortal/immortal.

The cover of Sparks Fly by Llinos Cathryn Thomas shows two light-skinned hands reaching towards each other and brushing fingertips. Behind them is a blue-lit high-tech cityscape, and a blue, black and pink pattern of glowing concentric circles and dots suggesting both stars and movement.

Sparks Fly by Llinos Cathryn Thomas

Marianne Gordon has finally achieved her ambition and been promoted to Principal of the Vesper School for Zero-Gravity Artistic Display. But when the future of Marianne’s beloved school is threatened, celebrated performer Jo may be the only person who can help… if Marianne can learn to let her in.

Rep & additional tropes: F/F romance, recovery from injury, rivals to lovers, older protagonists (50s).

Home Within Skin by jem zero

Jax, a disabled trans man with more hangups than belongings, has survived two years of homelessness by keeping his head down. The intergalactic Rrhi immigration reshaping life on Earth seems irrelevant until Jax sneaks into a hotel hoping for a respite from the cold and accidentally barges in on a Rrhi sex worker. Sei-vész is stunning, but his defensiveness almost scares Jax away. Almost.

Rep & additional tropes: Bi trans man. Epilepsy and PTSD, hurt/comfort.

The cover for Petrichor Blooms by Mindi Briar shows two women, one white and the other Black, standing back to back on an alien planet surrounded by vines. A space station looms in the sky above them.

Petrichor Blooms by Mindi Briar

When Danya takes her soldier twin sister’s place on a secret mission to secure information for their rebel terrorist group, she doesn’t expect to fall for her target. Amy, an innocent university student, has no idea why she’s being kidnapped. The two of them set out to uncover Amy’s messy family history, at the risk of getting captured again–or even losing their lives.

Rep & additional tropes: Lesbian MC, bi/pan MC, aroace SC. Found family.

The cover for Edge of Nowhere by Felicia Davin shows an image of a figure in silhouette with his back to the viewer. His silhouette is transparent and the starry void of space is visible through it.

Edge of Nowhere by Felicia Davin

Kit Jackson can navigate the void known as the Nowhere to teleport himself across long distances and he’ll smuggle anything for the right price. When a private firm makes Kit an astounding offer for a mystery delivery, he says yes. But the parcel turns out to be an unconscious man, and that raises questions, even for Kit.

Rep & additional tropes: Gay and bi MCs, lesbian and nonbinary SCs. Sex pollen, huddling for warmth.

The cover of Glorious Day by Skye Kilaen shows a thin white woman in a big purple ball gown. Her face is somewhat obscured but she has short wavy blond hair. There's a planet in the background framing her, and the lettering has a sci-fi vibe.

Glorious Day by Skye Kilaen

Elsenna Hazen left spaceport security and ended up a royal bodyguard. She should have known better than to fall in love with a princess. Her Highness has no idea Elsenna is leaking data to the revolutionaries bent on overthrowing the princess’s oppressive father. Now Elsenna wakes up each day wondering what will happen first: her own execution, or that of the woman she can’t stop loving.

Rep & additional tropes: Lesbian and bi/pan MCs. Butch-femme, hurt-comfort.

The cover of Programming by M. Arbon. Against a field of stars, a cartoon spaceship aims for a TV with a heart on it.

Programming by M. Arbon

Introverted Lewis needs to increase his Social score for a shot at his dream job with his favorite serialized space opera. So he hires human-machine hybrid Cam to pose as his boyfriend. Lewis isn’t interested in a real relationship, and he takes steps to ensure that the liaison remains purely for show. But nothing prevents Cam from talking

A romance short story about fake dating and real choices.

The cover of Alien Super Weapon Girlfriend shows a woman glowing with strange energy who dominates the image, while a second woman stares on in confusion and fear.

Alien Super Weapon Girlfriend by Fern V. Bedek

What do you do when your effort to save your girlfriend from a parasitic alien planet destroying entity fails, but the power of her love was strong enough that now the godly alien in her body is in love with you? If you know, Tessa could really use some help, because she’s in over her head right now. She’s emotionally exhausted, but the fate of the world rests in her hands.

Additional tropes: Espionage intrigue, alien conspiracies, and questions of identity.

The front cover of World Running Down by Al Hess; a sunset tinged sky with sweeping clouds above the barren Utah salt flats, with a silhouetted city and mountains in the distance. In the foreground is a rusty red VW van with two men sitting together on top. A black triline art deco font spells out WORLD RUNNING DOWN over the sky.

World Running Down by Al Hess

Trans wasteland salvager, Valentine, wrestles with body dysphoria and needs a visa into Salt Lake City to transition. When an omniscient A.I. forced into a handsome android’s body offers him a visa in exchange for tracking down missing androids, it seems too good to be true. But taking the job will risk both his morals and his fragile found family.

Rep & additional tropes: M/M romance, ADHD protagonist, road trip, trans joy.

The cover of Master of Puppets by Molly J. Bragg shows a military airfield at sunset.  The sky is pink.  In the background there is a hangar with a C-130 Hercules airplane inside.  In the foreground is the image of two black women.  One has bushy hair, and her back is to the reader.  She's wearing a red leather jacket and jeans.  The other woman has short cropped hair and is in tactical gear.  The woman in tactical gear is kissing the woman in the red jacket on the forehead.  A large flying saucer is hovering ominously over the scene.

Master of Puppets by Molly J. Bragg

Jakari is an alien assassin on Earth to stop an old enemy from turning humanity into mindless cannon fodder in an endless war. Hiyaki is a Dallas Police Detective trying to solve a series of kidnappings. When their paths cross during the middle of a sting operation, both of their jobs get harder but together, they might be able to end a war that has raged for thousands of years.

Rep & additional tropes: Lesbian MCs; genderfluid, lesbian, and bi SCs. Slow burn.

Book Cover for Vaironian Tides by Octavia Atlas. Two men stand side by side, with a planet as a backdrop. Buildings are below the men, forming a cityscape. Various airships fly above the city.

Vaironian Tides by Octavia Atlas

Darion Navarr, a government negotiator, matches wits against Tolrek Marou, a notorious rebel. Tolrek ultimately surrenders to the government, but Darion suspects hidden motives. Both men are intelligent and stubborn, pushing each other mentally and physically. With the many stakes involved, who’s winning and what does winning mean?

Rep & additional tropes: Gay and bi MCs. Forced proximity, hurt/comfort.