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10 Of The Best LGBTQ+ Books About Time Travel

This month we're taking a look at LGBT books about timetravel. From queer time travel anthologies to gay retellings of back to the future - you'll find characters who will travel through time and space to fight for what's right, find true love and save the world. Here are 10 LGBTQ+ sci-fi books focusing on time travel that everyone should read:


1. One Last Stop

Reading age: 18+


One Last Stop is a funny and emotional sapphic contemporary romance from Casey McQuiston with a bisexual main character, lesbian love interest, and a smart, magical twist. The impossible becomes possible as cynical twenty-three-year-old August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time on the NYC subway train.


- F/F time slip rom-com

- Anxiety rep

- Sex on the subway



2. The Psychology Of Time Travel

Reading age: 18+


A queer science fiction murder mystery exploring loss, identity and mental health. The Psychology Of Time Travel follows four female scientists who pioneered time travel in 1967 and the repercussions it has over the following 50 years. Speculative feminist fiction, perfect for fans of sapphic historical fiction and murder mysteries.


- Speculative fiction

- Psychology and timetravel

- Interwoven timelines



3. Paper Girls, Vol. 1-6

Reading age: 15+


A fast-paced sci-fi adventure series of graphic novels recently adapted for TV by Amazon Prime. Paper Girls follows the story of four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls in 1988 Cleveland, Ohio as they stumble across a strange machine that sends them 28 years into the future.


- Amazing artwork

- Suburban sci-fi mystery

- Kids on bikes save the world



4. Yesterday Is History

Reading age: 14+


Yesterday Is History is a heartfelt and emotional queer romance with a black gay main character and multiple love interests. A beautiful sci-fi novel about letting go of the past, figuring out what you want in the future and staying in the moment before it passes you by. between 1969 and the present day.


- Gay YA timetravel novel

- Love triangles

- Grief and loss



5. This Is How You Lose The Time War

Reading age: 16+


This Is How You Lose The Time War is a dystopian wlw time travel romance told through a series of letters between two queer women on different sides of the time war. The discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them. There's still a war going on, after all


- Enemies to lovers

- Time travelling pen pals

- Sapphic yerning



6. The Future Of Another Timeline

Reading age: 18+


An often dark, yet surprisingly optimistic science fiction novel about time travel, murder and the lengths people go to to protect the ones they love. The book has a focus on feminism and reproductive rights throughout time, with a diverse and inclusive cast of characters including queer women, trans women as well as non-binary people.


- Diverse and inclusive feminism

- Politically focused novel

- Check trigger warnings



7. Spin Me Right Round

Reading age: 12+


Spin Me Right Round is a positive and funny contemporary YA romance with a diverse cast of queer characters including a Cuban American gay main character. The book follows seventeen-year-old Luis as he travels back to 1985 to save a closeted classmate's life. Perfect for fans of Back to The Future


- Back to the Future but make it gay

- 80s nostalgia

- MLM time travel



8. Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed Romance

Reading age: 16+


Someone In Time: Tales of Time-Crossed Romance is a collection of 16 heartwarming short stories focusing on romance with a scifi twist. This diverse anthology explores themes of discrimination, mental health, queerness, love and heartbreak, and the different ways individuals may choose to use time travel. Edited by Jonathan Strahan.


- Queer romance anthology

- 16 short stories



9. Future

Reading age: 17+


Future is an emotional science fiction graphic novel from Tom Woodman and Cast Iron Books following Kay and her terminally ill wife Murray. The comic follows the engineer and astronaut duo as they take a one-way trip into space in an attempt to travel into the future and obtain information that could save the earth and hopefully Murray.


- Time travelelling wives in space

- Gorgeous artwork

- Save the world and save my wife



10: Circuit

Reading age: 18+


Circuit is an explicit and dark spicy gay murder mystery romance with a time-loop twist. The book follows Bear - running late to a nightclub the weekend before London Pride. However, after a bomb goes off in a club killing his friends, his night resets and Bear has to relive the same night trying to figure out how to stop the attack. and save his friends.


- Groundhog day with circuit gays

- Messy gay frenemies

- Drinks, drugs and time-loops



Bonus: One Day You'll Leave Me

Reading age: 17+


One Day You'll Leave Me is a deeply emotional WLW time travel romance following Karen Stephens, an ordinary woman living an ordinary life in the year 2010. Until the day she hears a song that moves her in a way she cannot understand or explain. Back To The Future meets The Matrix in this sapphic love story set between 2010 and 1960s.


- F/F timetravel romance

- 60s nostalgia

- Heartwarming and engaging






Have we missed your favourite queer time-travel book? Send us a message on twitter @ProudGeekStore or email us at contact@proud-geek.co.uk


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