Hey you! Yes you! Do you know a book or series that is queer, written by a qyeer person, or written by an ND/disabled person, that doesn't have the sexytimes in it?

Drop a recomendation below! I'm always looking for new books to read.

(boosts welcome)

@soffkitty …I can't recall much in the line of sexytimes in Ann Leckie's Ancillary series, which I would strongly recommend as it's pretty much my favorite Sci-Fi book series-- and it's quite queer in ways both subtle and not so subtle :blob_aww:

@mawr @soffkitty I'm pretty sure it had sexy times, even if episodical and not with main characters...

@IngaLovinde @soffkitty There's definitely sex in the series, but it's not a focal point and I don't recall it being lingered on much

@mawr I see what you mean.
@soffkitty , if books like this are ok to you, I can recommend many more!

@soffkitty "The Luminous Dead" definitely doesn't have any sexy times in it! And IIRC neither does "This is how you lose the time war". These are the ones I'm pretty sure about

@IngaLovinde this is how you loose the time war has been on my list for a while, good to know theres not really any sexytimes

@soffkitty well, I'm ace & ND. None of my SF&F novels have sex in them. (Though the SF series has a lesbian couple. Still no sex.)

@soffkitty Seanan McGuire's Wayward Children series. The Murderbot series by Martha Wells.

@haven4books @soffkitty I'm not sure about Martha Wells and ND/queerness, but the murderbot series has takes on relationships and feelings that are extremely valuable to me. Maybe @variance has more input on this?

@panina @soffkitty @variance I suggested Murderbot because they code as ace and are genderless. Don't know if the author is ND.

@haven4books @soffkitty oh of course, very true! Didn't mean to sound like I was questioning your comment, so sorry about that.
I should have made it as a reply to the first post, not to your post. My bad.

@panina murderbot is very genderless and also martha wells is actually neurodivergent! incidentally she found out about her neurodivergence through writing the murderbot series, which is p cool

@soffkitty I was going to recommend you a couple sf books I knew were by queer authors but realized all of them have the sex. More of a challenge than I thought it would be.

Apparently Arthur C Clarke is gay though. Who knew?

Well, I (non-binary) have a book with (despite my best efforts) very trans/nb characters, even though they use cis pronouns. If a science fantasy action/thriller book sounds like fun for you I can give you a link. :P

@soffkitty Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas is good! It has like, sexual attraction but no sex

@MmeLibertine @soffkitty @vicorva We haven't read that one but we did read and loved it! It is definitely queer, has no sexytimes, and the way it handles neurodivergence and disability really made us feel a good way.

- Packbats 🎒

@MmeLibertine @vicorva i'm just finally making my way through Non Player Character and am absolutely loving it (my kindle says im 36% through and I've only been reading it for 2 days), and Books and Bone is next on my list (i picked them both up a while back, but re-reading lord of the rings caught me)

@MmeLibertine @soffkitty @packbat 😭 💙 this was such a lovely thread to wake up to, thanks for reading and reccing my books you wonderful folk

@vicorva @MmeLibertine @soffkitty @packbat darnit, I was gonna recommend their books as well, but guess I'm too late 😂 Guess I'll just try to boost the signal!

@soffkitty okay so the Wayward Children series by Seanan Macguire (starting with Every Heart a Doorway, which has an asexual protagonist) are straight up queer an amazing across the board.

Our Bloody Pearl by DN Bryn has an asexual romance between the disabled non-binary carnivorous merperson and a traumatised pirate man and I adore it. Queer (and I think ND?) author!

Murderbot Diaries is SFF with an asexual non-binary security cyborg who loves watching terrible SF TV and it's one of my fav series ever.

Loveless by Alice Oseman is about an aro-ace person coming to terms with their identity at college. Other characters have sex but I don't believe the POV character ever witnesses any sexytimes.

Gosh I've definitely read more but that's what I can come up with atm!


Read a while back, and recommend it in general. Cannot remember anything overtly sexual, and it's not listed in the CWs.

@soffkitty assume you don't want YA/children's titles?

On the edge of gone by Corinne Duyvis is by and featuring ND and doesn't have sexy times aa I recall.

@soffkitty The Xandri Corelel books by Kaia Sønderby Ownvoices autistic, bi/pan protagonist but no sex on the page.

@soffkitty idk if interactive fiction is what you’re looking for but dawnfall by roanna sylver is really good and you can choose at the beginning wether you’re interested in sexy times content, romance content, friendship content, or just the story without focusing much on your bond to the characters

@soffkitty it’s a really good fantasy/scifi interactive fiction novel and it has canonically nonbinary characters and stuff

@soffkitty if you're into webcomics, Rain, a long running comic that recently finished, has a queer cast, a trans author, and is kept PG.

Romances are part of the main plot, but if that's ok for you, sexy times are limited to chaste kisses.

@soffkitty an Unkindness of Ghosts and The Deep by Rivers Solomon.

@soffkitty Hi! In rare case you don’t know: I love „Please like me“ - and Hannah Gadsbys shows.

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