And why not? But although plenty of queer women fantasy books exist, there seems to be some difficulty connecting them with the readers looking for them. Here are some of my favourites, though by no means an exhaustive list! Beginning with The Second Mango , this is set in a Jewish fantasy world and includes a whole range of diverse representations, including a demiromantic character. This was such a fun read. Check out my full review here.
12 Must-Read Sapphic Fantasy Books of 2020
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Not only is this not true, but I can prove it! This year, we have been especially blessed with a whole gambit of diverse, sapphic fantasy books. Here are 12 sapphic fantasy books that have come out or will come out in , all with lesbian and bisexual women at the helm. With Persian mythology, a bisexual protagonist, morally grey characters, and lush world building, this fairy tale novel has a lot to offer! A girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch must figure out who she is — human or demon. Princess or monster. Add to this themes of magic and resistance to oppression, and you can color me intrigued.
Lesbian literature is an extensive genre-spanning over 2, years. Though the ancient Grecian poet Sappho is credited with producing the earliest forms of lesbian writing, the genre as we know it today began taking shape in the 19th century. Works from this period relied heavily on subtext and most often ended in heartache or tragedy, while the early 20th century saw the arrival of specific references to lesbianism in literature. The Well of Loneliness , published in , is considered the first English language novel with explicitly lesbian themes. The foundational texts of lesbian literature were written in the latter 20th century.
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