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Lesbian SciFi

The Needle on Full: Lesbian Feminist Science Fiction

The Needle on Full: Lesbian Feminist Science Fiction Caroline Forbes Onlywomen Press 1985 This is a collection of nine short stories combining lesbian feminist insight with the fantastic possibilities of science fiction. Two women hurtle into space, sole companions for the next 20 years. Back cover The Needle on Full She was in the middle…

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Fiction Lesbian

Patience and Sarah

Patience and Sarah Alma Routsong(Isabel Miller) Ballantine Books 1969 From Wikipedia: Patience and Sarah is a 1969 historical fiction novel with strong lesbian themes by Alma Routsong, using the pen name Isabel Miller. It was originally self-published under the title A Place For Us and eventually found a publisher as Patience and Sarah in 1971. Routsong’s novel is based on a real-life painter named Mary Ann Willson who lived…

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Lesbian Radical

Amazon Odyssey

Amazon Odyssey Ti-Grace Atkinson Links Books 1974 This collection of Atkinson’s writings is comprised mostly of adapted versions of lectures delivered around the country between 1968 and 1972. In these incendiary lectures Atkinson argues for radical feminist positions on a wide range of issues, including marriage, love, abortion, lesbianism, and the role of older women…

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Fiction Lesbian

Rubyfruit Jungle

Rubyfruit Jungle Rita Mae Brown Daughters 1973 From Wikipedia: Rubyfruit Jungle is the first novel by Rita Mae Brown. Published in 1973, it was remarkable in its day for its explicit portrayal of lesbianism. The novel is a coming-of-age autobiographical account of Brown’s youth and emergence as a lesbian author. The term “rubyfruit jungle” is…

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Fiction Lesbian

Anna’s Country: A Lesbian Love Story

Anna’s Country: A LesbianLove Story Elizabeth Lang the Naiad Press 1981 Arriving in a small town in Upper New York State with her husband and children, Anna Johnson is befriended by her neighbor, nursery owner Hope Alford. When Anna is brutalized by her husband it is to Hope that she flees for shelter, tries to…

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Erotica Lesbian

More Serious Pleasure: Lesbian Erotic Stories and Poetry

More Serious Pleasure:Lesbian Erotic Stories andPoetry Sheba Collective (ed) Sheba Feminist Press 1990 Serious Pleasure broke new ground. Now More Serious Pleasure goes further, with sustained and gripping fiction. Fantastical, realistic, hot, gentle … there’s pleasure for everyone. Read compelling new stories by familiar Sheba authors Fiona Cooper, Jewelle Gomez, Storme Webber, Cherry Smyth, Liann…

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Fiction Lesbian

Dry Your Smile

Dry Your Smile Robin Morgan Doubleday & Company 1987 Before she even turned fourteen, Julian Travis made enough money as a TV star to support her mother for life in an apartment in one of Manhattan’s best buildings. But now, Julian is in her midforties and things are not so glamorous or easy. Her mother…

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Fiction Lesbian Sexuality

Vital Ties

Vital Ties Karen Kringle Spinsters Ink 1992 In her rural Wisconsin community in the 1950s, 20-year-old Clare Lewis’s determination to own her own farm is ridiculed as beyond a woman’s abilities. No bank will grant her a loan, and her father plans to leave the family dairy farm to her mediocre brother Harry. Unexpectedly, Clare’s…

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Fiction Lesbian

The Marquise and the Novice

The Marquise and the Novice Victoria Ramstetter the Naiad Press 1981 Acolyte Kathleen Thorn leaves the security and pent up frustration of the nunnery to become a governess for the only child of a wilful, beautiful and mysterious Marquise Annaliese. She becomes entangled in the web of mysteries surrounding the dark and seductive woman and…

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Fiction Lesbian

Inland Passage

Inland Passage Jane Rule the Naiad Press 1985 Why does Dulce have so profound an impact on the artistic lives around her? A lesbian has ended her conventional marriage and is free – or is she? In the most traditional of romantic settings, on board a ship that travels the Inland Passage, two women discover…