Where to Find More Acespec Fiction

Posted October 23, 2019 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments

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Welcome back to another instalment of my Asexual Awareness Week mini-series on fictional ace representation. Today I’m taking a quick break from recommending you specific book titles to stop and ask “But where do you FIND them, Lynn?”

The cheeky answer is that I looked until things started to turn up and then they just kind of… never stopped coming, but that doesn’t actually offer you anything concrete. So here are just some of the places and ways you can find asexual characters in literature.

AVENwiki: http://wiki.asexuality.org/Asexuality_in_fiction
AVEN forums: https://www.asexuality.org/en/
The Aromantic and Asexual Character Database: http://claudiearseneault.com/?page_id=1320
FYeahAsexual’s Actually Asexual 5.0 List: https://fuckyeahasexual.tumblr.com/post/174917178518/find-ace-characters-within-video-games
Coolcurrybooks’ way more entertaining slides: https://coolcurrybooks.tumblr.com/post/187108843908/asexual-spectrum-protagonists-in-science-fiction (This is part of a series about queer characters in SFF) She also has a database with lots of queer SFF in general: https://queersff.theillustratedpage.net/

And there’s plenty of other lists out there too, but these are the ones that have been most useful to me and should offer you a well-rounded way of finding the books that’ll work for you.

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