Spec Fic by Theme/Trope

Anti-Capitalism

  • Finna by Nino Cipri
  • Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace
  • What We Devour by Linsey Miller

Anti-Fascism

Climate Change

Colonialism

  • Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard
  • The Unbroken by C.L. Clark
  • Shadow Players by Heidi Heilig

Competition

  • Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer
  • The Culling by Steven Dos Santos
  • *All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman
  • Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
  • Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Espionage

Feminism

  • Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
  • Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

First Contact

Found Family

Friendship

  • The Lost Coast by A.R. Capetta (YA)
  • When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey (YA)

Gender Identity

  • When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (YA)
  • Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz (YA)
  • The Dark & Deep Blue by Niki Smith (MG)
  • Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (YA)

Gender Transition

Heists

Immigration

Mentorship

  • The Outside by Ada Hoffmann

Mortality

  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (YA)

Resistance and Rebellion

Revenge

  • Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller (YA)
  • A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith (YA)

Siblinghood

  • The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco (YA)
  • Skybound Saga by Alex London (YA)

Storytelling

  • Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro
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