Spec Fic by Subgenre

Books are listed by series name where applicable.
* denotes an upcoming title

Alternate History/Universe

YA

Adult

Apocalyptic

Cli-Fi

Contemporary Fantasy

YA

Female Protags

Male Protags

Mixed-Gender Group Cast

  • Infinity Son by Adam Silvera – G, B
  • *We All Fall Down by Rose Szabo

 

NA/Adult

Cyberpunk

Dieselpunk

Dystopian

YA

Adult

Epic/High Fantasy

YA

Female Protags

Male Protags

Non-Binary Protags

Adult

Female Protags

Male Protags

Genderqueer Protags

  • *The Water Bandits by S.L. Huang

Ghost Stories

YA

Adult

  • The Blade Between by Sam J. Miller (Bks)

Gothic

  • Dominion of the Fallen by Aliette de Bodard
  • A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson
  • *Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo (Southern)
  • Down Comes the Night by Alison Saft (YA Fantasy)
  • Catfish Lullaby by AC Wise (Southern, Horror)

Historical Fantasy

YA

Female Protags

Male Protags

Adult

Female Protags

Male Protags

Horror

YA

Adult

Magical Realism/Fabulism

Military Sci-Fi

Paranormal (Non-Romance)

YA

Paranormal Romance

F/F

M/M

F/NB

Political SFF

Portal Fantasy

Post-Apocalyptic

Retellings

YA

  • “A Drop of Stolen Ink” by Emily Lloyd-Jones and “The Murders in the Rue Apartelle, Boracay” by Rin Chupeco in His Hideous Heart ed. by Dahlia Adler (“The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “The Purloined Letter”)
  • “Some Other Metal” by A.R. Capetta and Cory McCarthy, “King of the Fairies” by Anna-Marie McLemore, and “Dreaming of the Dark” by Lindsay Smith in That Way Madness Lies ed. by Dahlia Adler (“Much Ado About Nothing”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Julius Caesar”)
  • Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (Snow White)
  • Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block (The Odyssey) – B
  • Once & Future by A.R. Capetta and Cory McCarthy (King Arthur)
  • Darling by K. Ancrum (Peter Pan)
  • The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer (Hades/Persephone)
  • The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember (The Little Mermaid) – B
  • The Secrets of Eden by Brandon Goode (Cinderella)
  • Ash by Malinda Lo (Cinderella)
  • Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore (Snow White and Rose Red)
  • Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (The Red Shoes)
  • Tell Me My Name by Amy Reed (The Great Gatsby)
  • Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim (The Count of Monte Cristo)
  • As I Descended by Robin Talley (Macbeth)
  • Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi (Atalanta)

Adult

  • Thorn by Anna Burke (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Nottingham by Anna Burke (Robin Hood)
  • In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett (The Tempest)
  • *Spear by Nicola Griffith (King Arthur)
  • Burning Roses by S.L. Huang (Little Red Riding Hood)
  • Cinder Ella by S.T. Lynn (Cinderella) – T
  • Sun-daughters, Sea-daughters by Aimee Ogden (The Little Mermaid) – B, T
  • Create My Own Perfection by E.H. Timms (Medusa) – AA
  • The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo (The Great Gatsby)
  • Malice by Heather Walter (Sleeping Beauty)

Science-Fantasy

YA

Adult

Sci-Fi Thriller

Solarpunk

Space Opera

YA

Adult

Steampunk

Female Protag

Male Protag

Supernatural Thriller

Time Travel

YA

Adult

Urban Fantasy

YA

Adult

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