Gay or M/M Stories

This is our masterlist of Queer SFF stories containing gay characters and/or an M/M relationship. All of these stories may not focus on gay characters or an M/M romance, the only requirement is that they contain either of those qualifications.

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We also shelve books on Goodreads for easier access. You can see our gay shelf here and our M/M shelf here.


Links will take you to the book’s Goodreads page.

Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly

Fantasy with a gay protagonist.

And I Darken by Kiersten White

Young Adult Historical Fiction and Fantasy. Has a gay side character.

Ariah by B.R. Sanders

Fantasy. M/M romance.

Captive Prince, Prince’s Gambit and Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat

Erotic Fantasy. M/M romance. Note: features instances of rape, abuse and pedophilia.

Carnival by Elizabeth Bear

Science Fiction. Gay main characters and an M/M relationship.

The Culling and The Sowing by Steven dos Santos

Young Adult Dystopia. M/M romance.

Disturbed by Her Song by Tanith Lee

Fantasy/Horror Short Story collection. Gay and lesbian characters.

The Fire’s Stone by Tanya Huff

Young Adult Fantasy. Elements of M/M romance.

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

Young Adult Fantasy. Has a gay side character.

God’s War by Kameron Hurley

Adult SFF. Follows a bisexual woman but has a gay side character.

The Harem Master by Megan Derr

Fantasy Erotica. M/M romance.

Hero by Perry Moore

Young Adult Fantasy. Has a gay protagonist.

Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley

Fantasy. Gay main character and an M/M romance.

Liesmith by Alis Franklin

Urban Fantasy. M/M romance.

Magic Fell by Andi Van

Young Adult Fantasy. Gay and trans characters. M/M romance.

Magic’s Pawn by Mercedes Lackey

Fantasy. Features an M/M relationship.

The Midnight Gardener and The Well of Tears by R.G. Thomas

Young Adult Paranormal. Gay characters and M/M romance.

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Young Adult Contemporary with Scifi elements. Gay protagonist.

More Than This by Patrick Ness

Young Adult Science Fiction. Gay main character.

Proxy by Alex London

Young Adult Dystopia. One of the protagonists is gay.

The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Young Adult Fantasy. Has a few gay characters throughout the series, though their sexuality isn’t evident until book two. M/M romance, primarily in the fourth book.

Secrets of Valhalla by Jasmine Richards

Middle Grade Fantasy. Has a minor character in an M/M relationship.

The Seventh Pleiade and Banished Sons of Poseidon by Andrew J. Peters

Young Adult Fantasy. Gay protagonist.

Smoke and Shadows, Smoke and Mirrors and Smoke and Ashes by Tanya Huff

Urban Fantasy. Gay protagonist.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Fantasy. M/M romance.

The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan

Dark Fantasy. One of the lead characters is gay.

The Stone Prince, The Painter Knight, The Granite Shield and The Golden Sword by Fiona Patton

Fantasy. Gay and bisexual characters with an M/M romance.

Tower of the King’s Daughter by Chaz Brenchley

High Fantasy. Gay characters. A trilogy but we’re not sure if all of the books have gay characters.

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Young Adult Science Fiction. Gay protagonist.

Willful Machines by Tim Floreen

Young Adult Science Fiction. Gay protagonist.