Since we’ve been talking about bisexuality in fantasy lately, here is a post of some of our bi fantasy favs. All of them feature bisexual characters in major roles, and those with * are by bisexual authors. If you need more, check out this longer list.
Pantomime by Laura Lam* – Micah is an intersex teen figuring out his identity in a stunning steampunk world of magic and politics. Bisexual Book Awards Winner for Speculative Fiction 2013
Capricious by Julie Cox – An erotic fantasy with magic, folklore, myth, and a lot of sex
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner – A swashbuckling adventure fantasy that set the bar for what a bisexual character could be in a fantasy novel
Otherbound by Corinne Duvys* – An utterly unique blend of contemporary realism and magical fantasy where a disabled boy sees the life of a magical disabled girl in a fantastical land every time he closes his eyes.
Bisexual Book Awards Winner for Speculative Fiction 2014
Love in The Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block – A bisexual teen and her queer friends try to survive the end of the world in this poetic retelling of The Illyaid
The Second Mango by Shira Glassman* – A lesbian queen finds love with a bisexual girlfriend, rides a dragon, and rescues a temple of women turned to stone by an evil sorcerer.
The Fire’s Stone by Tanya Huff –
Aaron, Darvish, Chandra are a thief, a swordsman, and a wizardess – and three strangers whose fates are about to become interwined.
The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan – A homeless teenage girl with a mysterious past finds a surrogate family in a dystopian home for chronic offenders
Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp – A Lovecraftian dark fantasy starring a bisexual photographer beset by rumors of monsters after the government quarantines the entire city of Spokane.
One For Sorrow by Christopher Barzak – Part thriller, part ghost tale, part love story, Adam has to choose weather to hold onto his friend Jamie’s ghost or let him go.
Gates Of Thread And Stone by Lori M. Lee –
In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time.
Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling –
When young Alec of Kerry is taken prisoner for a crime he didn’t commit, he is certain that his life is at an end. But one thing he never expected was his cellmate. Spy, rogue, thief, and noble, Seregil of Rhiminee is many things–none of them predictable.
For readers out there, here’s a resource: lists and lists of bi+ books!