33rd Annual Lambda Awards Finalists

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe Lambda Literary Foundation has announced finalists for the 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”), celebrating “the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books.” Nominees of genre interest follow.

LGBTQ SF/F/Horror

  • The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, Zen Cho (Tordotcom)
  • Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel, Julian K. Jarboe (Lethe)
  • Subcutanean, Aaron A. Reed (self-published)
  • Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga)
  • The Silence of the Wilting Skin, Tlotlo Tsamaase (Pink Narcissus)

Gay Fiction

  • This Town Sleeps, Dennis E. Staples (Counterpoint)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Bestiary, K-Ming Chang (One World)

Transgender Fiction

  • Finna, Nino Cipri (Tordotcom)
  • The Seep, Chana Porter (Soho)
  • Trans-Galactic Bike Ride: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories of Transgender and Nonbinary Adventurers, Lydia Rogue (Microcosm)

Gay Romance

  • The Ghost and Charlie Muir, Felice Stevens (self-published)

LGBTQ Anthology

  • Love after the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction, Joshua Whitehead (Arsenal Pulp)

LGBTQ Children’s/Middle Grade 

  • The Deep & Dark Blue, Niki Smith (Little, Brown)

LGBTQ Comics

  • Apsara Engine, Bishakh Som (Feminist)
  • SFSX (Safe Sex), Vol. 1: Protection, Tina Horn, Michael Dowling, Alejandra Gutiérrez & Jen Hickman (Image)

The awards will be presented during the virtual 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony to be held June 1, 2021.

For more information, including complete finalists lists, see the Lambda Literary website.


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