It’s a lot of work to keep up a list like the one I have for books featuring physical disability, but I want to help people find books (and maybe a few games) with other types of representation too, and it occurs to me that many of my followers and visitors may not know that I have tags and posts for all sorts of rep! So this is my page of helpful links to find content on my blog that includes diversity and representation.
For some books, I couldn’t remember the specifics or they were never stated, so I just labeled them broadly as POC, LGBTQIA+, etc. rather than assuming. If you notice something incorrect, feel free to contact me.
I cannot guarantee any of the rep is good, and this isn’t a list of recommendations. It’s just all the books I’ve read/reviewed, whether I liked them or not.
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Books with LGBTQIA+ Rep
Books with POC Rep
Books with Disability Rep
Books with Religion Rep
Diverse Books I Haven’t Reviewed
Diverse & Accessible Games
Blog Posts I Have About Diversity & Accessibility
Books I’ve Reviewed with LGBTQIA+ Rep
*Note: I changed my method for categorizing romances to be more specific, but I left the old tags for reviews that were already written, so there are two lists below, each with different books. Sorry for any confusion!*
*Note: I know some people differentiate, but letters in 3+ person relationships are in no particular order.*
Books I’ve Reviewed with POC Rep
Books I’ve Reviewed with Disability Rep
Books I’ve Reviewed with Religion Rep
Diverse Books I Haven’t Reviewed
– The Given & the Taken by L.A. Witt – gay MC and LIs, m/m/m romance
– Deadly Dreams series by Bella Roccaforte – one POV character has alcoholism
– The King’s Sun by Isaac Graham – bisexual MC, m/m romance, TW for rape(?)
– The Ghost on My Couch by L.A. Gilbert – gay MC and LI, m/m romance
– Dead Boys by Gabriel Squailia – Black MC
– Artifice by Alex Woolfson & Winona Nelson (webcomic) – gay LI, m/m romance
– Angel of Darkness by Tyler May – m/m romance, vampire MC is blind
– His Consort by Mary Calmes – m/m romance
– Into the Gray by Margaret Killjoy – f/f relationship, trans woman MC
– Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger – POC (Chinese) MC
– The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht – m/m feelings/hint of romance
– Vampire Claus by Robert Winter – m/m romance, gay MC and LI
– The Vampire Grinch by Lacey-Anne Frye – m/m relationship
– The Trapped Wizard by Yamila Abraham – m/m romance, TW for dub-con
– Hunter of Demons by Jordan L. Hawk – m/m romance
– Blind Space by Marie Sexton – m/m romance, MC has temporary blindness and gets sight back before story ends
– Collared by T. A. Moore – m/m feelings and sex (though not quite romance)
– Wonderland City by Rhys Ford – m/m kind of romance, gay MC
Diverse Games I’ve Reviewed (Includes Accessibility Features)
– Tusks: The Orc Dating Sim by Mitch Alexander – All gay characters. One trans character. A polyamorous relationship. One character is missing an arm and has depression (the missing arm and depression are unrelated). One elderly character. Fully accessible for blind and visually impaired players with self-voicing mode / TTS (I tested on a PC) (press V once game window has opened).
– Monster Prom / Monster Camp by Beautiful Glitch – Players can choose between he/she/they pronouns and date M or F characters. Characters in-game sometimes make references to queer relationships. Monster Camp also has a nonbinary romance option.
– Dr. Frank’s Build-A-Boyfriend by Heiden – Gay characters.
– Lake of Voices by GB Patch Games – POC MC. A few endings involve what could be considered romance, one of which is f/f.
– Oxenfree by Night School Studio – POC MC. Captions available.
– A Blind Legend by Dowino – Fully accessible game for blind and visually impaired players, and you play as a blind character.
– Distress by Light Machine – If I recall correctly there are POC, LGBT+, and disabled (bionic arm) characters among the crew. Seems to be fully accessible for blind and visually impaired players with self-voicing mode / TTS (I tested on a PC) (press V once game window has opened).
– Voyageur by Bruno Dias – Seems to be fully accessible for blind and visually impaired players using a screen reader (I tested with NVDA on a PC).
– Arcade Spirits by Fiction Factory Games – POC characters. Can choose skin color for player character. One character figuring out gender (no specific label). One character has a terminal illness. Players can choose between he/she/they pronouns and date M or F (or possibly NBY) characters. Players can choose a no romance route. Fully accessible for blind and visually impaired players with self-voicing mode / TTS, including sound cues and necessary visual descriptions (I tested on a PC) (press V once game window has opened).
– Overland by Finji – Randomized player characters include POC, LGBT+, elderly(?), and disabled (none of it affects gameplay, some is just mentioned in mini bios or in-game dialogue).
– As We Know It by Jaime Scribbles – POC characters (two romance options and some friend/supporting characters are Black, one romance option appears to be Asian). LGBT+ characters (you play as female and can romance both male and female options, there’s a m/m side character relationship, at least one of the romance options is bi/pan). Characters have some diversity among body types. There are a few choices for skin color for the player character. Fully accessible for blind and visually impaired players with self-voicing mode / TTS (I tested on a PC) (press V once game window has opened).
– Red Embrace by Argent Games – M/M romances. Partially accessible for blind and visually impaired players; has self-voicing mode / TTS for text but not menus (I tested on a PC) (press V once game window has opened).
– Pale Cachexia by Argent Games – Two main characters with a fictional chronic/terminal illness. Partially accessible for blind and visually impaired players; has self-voicing mode / TTS for text but not menus (I tested on a PC) (press V once game window has opened). Sound/Music closed captions available. OpenDyslexic font option. Disable bright flashes option.
– Blind Men by Man-Eater Games – M/M romances. Main character wears an eye patch. Another character has an advanced prosthetic arm. Partially accessible for blind and visually impaired players; has self-voicing mode / TTS for text but not menus (I tested on a PC) (press V once game window has opened).
– Cute Demon Crashers by SugarScript – Includes a F/F route. At least one character (if not all) is bi/pan. Incubi/succubus characters are aromantic.
– Mutazione by Die Gute Fabrik – Black MC. MC is presumably female and mentions a crush on a girl.
– Tomai by DarkChibiShadow – Black MC. M/M romances, including a polyam route. Partially accessible for blind and visually impaired players; has self-voicing mode / TTS (press V to toggle) for text and menus but not the selection each day of which character to spend time with, though you can still play if you memorize how many times to hit the arrow to get to each option (right arrow 1 time is Burdoc, 2 is Malik, 3 is Dad, 4 is Lady). Option for sex explicit or non-explicit version.
– Afterparty by Night School Studio – Black MC. Captions available.
– Code 7 by Goodwolf Studio – Lots of POC and LGBT+ among main and background characters. Supposedly fully accessible for blind and visually impaired players (I tested on a PC but did not test the entire game) (press ctrl+V once game window has opened).
– Starfighter: Eclipse by Date Nighto – M/M romances.
Blog Posts I Have About Diverse Rep
– Book Recs: 10 Lesser-Known Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books with Disabled Characters
– Book Recs: 10 LGBT+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books by LGBT+ Authors
– Book Recs: 10 LGBT+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books by LGBT+ Authors (2)
– Book Recs: 5 Diverse Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books Set in the US
– Book Recs: 10 Lesser-Known M/M Vampire Books
– Book Recs: 10 Lesser-Known M/M Vampire Books (2)
– Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Disability
– Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring POC Characters
– Bookish Musings: Disabilities Being Magically Cured in Books
– Bookish Musings: I Want More Books about… Disability & Medical Needs in Post-Apoc Worlds
– Bookish Musings: How to Listen to eBooks with TTS (and Why It’s Great!)
– Gamer Musings: How to Make Visual Novels Accessible for Blind / Visually Impaired Players and Screen Reader Users
Other Resources for Diverse Rep
These lists won’t be entirely sci-fi/fantasy, but they’re still great if you’re looking for more diverse books! If you have or know of another resource for finding diverse books, let me know!
– The Bookish Diversity Link List @ Dora Reads
– Disability in Kidlit
– The Discriptionary
– Webcomic Library
– Off-Planet Books – Di gave me info on a bunch of books to add to my SFF Books with Disability Masterlist and has lots of reviews for SFF books with disability rep!