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Trans-formative Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Looking for something different this Pride Month? Check out the different worlds of these sci-fi and fantasy books for teens and adults written by transgender and nonbinary authors. These books are available as ebooks from either Overdrive (Libby) or Hoopla. (If you need help getting started with ebooks, check out the tutorials available on this page or contact us with questions!) If you'd prefer print copies, you can also request curbside pickup for any titles currently available on the shelf at MHL.


	All the birds in the sky (Available on Overdrive)
All the birds in the sky (Available on Overdrive)
by Charlie Anders

Reunited as adults, childhood friends Patricia Delfine, who is magically gifted, and Laurence Armstead, an engineering genius, discover that something bigger than either of them has brought them together to either save the world, or plunge it into a new Dark Age.

	Queen of the conquered (Available on Overdrive)
Queen of the conquered (Available on Overdrive)
by Kacen Callender

An ambitious young woman with the power to control minds seeks vengeance against the royals who murdered her family, in a Caribbean-inspired fantasy world embattled by colonial oppression. 

	Once & future (Available on Overdrive)
Once & future (Available on Overdrive)
by Amy Rose Capetta

Resets the Arthurian legend in outer space, with King Arthur reincarnated as seventeen-year-old Ari, a female king whose quest is to stop a tyrranical corporate government, aided by a teenaged Merlin

                                       Dreadnought (Available on Hoopla)
Dreadnought (Available on Hoopla)
by April Daniels

After inheriting the powers of Dreadnought, Danny Tozer's hidden transgender identity is brought into the open when her body assumes the gender she identifies with, bringing personal complications just as she is forced to face the original Dreadnought's killer.

	Pet (Available on Overdrive)
Pet (Available on Overdrive)
by Akwaeke Emezi

In a near-future society that claims to have gotten rid of all monstrous people, a creature emerges from a painting seventeen-year-old Jam's mother created, a hunter from another world seeking a real-life monster.
The disasters (Available on Hoopla)
The disasters (Available on Hoopla)
by M. K. England

The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this YA sci-fi adventure by debut author M. K. England. Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it's not exactly a surprise when he's kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours. But Nax's one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three other washouts escape-barely-but they're also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats. On the run, Nax and his fellow failures plan to pull off a dangerous heist to spread the truth. Because they may not be "Academy material," and they may not even get along, but they're the only ones left to step up and fight. 

	Magic for liars (Available on Overdrive)
Magic for liars (Available on Overdrive)
by Sarah Gailey

In a first novel by an Hugo Award-winning writer, a private investigator and talented liar embarks on a search for a killer at a California private academy for mages where her estranged, magically gifted twin hides in plain sight.

	Ninefox gambit (Available on Overdrive)
Ninefox gambit (Available on Overdrive)
by Yoon Ha Lee

Given the opportunity to redeem herself for past crimes, Captain Kel Cheris is tasked with retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress under the control of heretics, a mission that requires her to partner with an untrustworthy ally.
No Man of Woman Born (Available on Hoopla)
No Man of Woman Born (Available on Hoopla)
by Ana Mardoll

Destiny sees what others don't.

A quiet fisher mourning the loss of xer sister to a cruel dragon. A clever hedge-witch gathering knowledge in a hostile land. A son seeking vengeance for his father's death. A daughter claiming the legacy denied her. A princess laboring under an unbreakable curse. A young resistance fighter questioning everything he's ever known. A little girl willing to battle a dragon for the sake of a wish. These heroes and heroines emerge from adversity into triumph, recognizing they can be more than they ever imagined: chosen ones of destiny.

From the author of the Earthside series and the Rewoven Tales novels, No Man of Woman Born is a collection of seven fantasy stories in which transgender and nonbinary characters subvert and fulfill gendered prophecies.

	When the moon was ours (Available on Overdrive)
When the moon was ours (Available on Overdrive)
by Anna-Marie McLemore

As their deep friendship turns to love, Latina teenager Miel, who grows roses from her wrist, and Italian-Pakistani Samir, a transgender boy, fear their secrets will be exposed by the beautiful Bonner girls, four sisters rumored to be witches.

	The future of another timeline (Available on Overdrive)
The future of another timeline (Available on Overdrive)
by Annalee Newitz

A geologist desperate to change the past and a teen rebel who has witnessed a history-changing murder are swept up in a secret historical war in a parallel-world America where time travel is possible.

	An unkindness of ghosts (Available on Hoopla)
An unkindness of ghosts (Available on Hoopla)
by Rivers Solomon

In the lowerdeck of the HSS Matlida, a space vessel run like the antebellum South, Aster, a dark-skinned sharecropper, faces harsh restrictions and punishments from brutal overseers, but the seeds of civil war hold the key to her freedom.

	The black tides of Heaven (Available on Overdrive)
The black tides of Heaven (Available on Overdrive)
by J. Y. Yang

Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as infants. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. While Mokoya received visions of what would be, Akeha realized what could be. What's more, they saw the sickness at the heart of their mother's Protectorate. A rebellion is growing. The Machinists discover new levers to move the world every day, while the Tensors fight to put them down and preserve the power of the state. Unwilling to continue as a pawn in their mother's twisted schemes, Akeha leaves the Tensorate behind and falls in with the rebels. But every step Akeha takes towards the Machinists is a step away from Mokoya. Can Akeha find peace without shattering the bond they share with their twin?