Trans SFF by Trans Authors - #ownvoices

Speculative work of any subgenre (fantasy, science fiction, horror, magical realism, anything you can think of) and any length, where:

* there is at least one major trans/nonbinary/gender nonconforming/genderqueer/etc. character
* the author publicly (!) identifies as trans/nonbinary/gender nonconforming/genderqueer/etc. (PLEASE DON'T OUT YOUR WRITER FRIENDS WHO ARE NOT OUT)

I would like this to be a comprehensive list of everything that's out there, not a list of recommendations. So if you see something relevant, do please add it even if you dislike it / think it's bad representation / etc.

Also, let's not get hung up on specific definitions of trans?

With shorter work, you can add the magazine it appears in if there is no individual entry for the story. I guess. I'm a bit confused about how best to do this!

#ownvoices was started by Corinne Duyvis to refer to fiction about a marginalized group written by a member of said marginalized group.
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message 1: by Bogi (new)

Bogi Takács Not sure how to edit the header, but speculative nonfiction is also OK!!


message 2: by Bogi (last edited Jan 24, 2016 01:22PM) (new)

Bogi Takács Also, people asked if stories by a trans person about a different kind of trans person are OK (for example agender people writing about bigender people, binary trans people writing about nonbinary trans people, etc.). I think this is fine... I would be concerned if I saw a pattern where people consistently write about characters more marginalized than themselves, but I don't think that holds up so far.

Also, it seems to me that Goodreads stopped allowing authors to add their own work? If you are an author, comment here and I can put your stuff on the list!


message 3: by Bogi (new)

Bogi Takács I think If I Was Your Girl is not SFF, does anyone know? I am still waiting for my library hold...


message 4: by Bryn (new)

Bryn Greenwood I am currently reading If I Was Your Girl. Unless things are going to take a sharp unexpected turn, it's not SFF.


message 5: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Kania If I Was Your Girl is super not SFF. It's very good, but no, it probably shouldn't be on this list.


message 6: by Ambrose (new)

Ambrose Hall Hi, I was wondering if someone would add my book Gods and Insects. It's gothic horror. One of the characters is trans. So am I. Thanks.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 7: by Bogi (new)

Bogi Takács Ambrose wrote: "Hi, I was wondering if someone would add my book Gods and Insects. It's gothic horror. One of the characters is trans. So am I. Thanks.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3..."


Added, thank you!


Danika at The Lesbrary Deleted If I Was Your Girl for not being SFF


message 9: by Chinook (new)

Chinook I’m looking for a xenofiction by a transgender author. Or possibly where an alien is transgender. Anyone have any recommendations?


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