Lethe Press is an independent publishing house specializing in speculative fiction and books of queer interest. Named after the Greek river of memory and forgetfulness, Lethe Press is devoted to ideas that are often neglected or forgotten by mainstream publishers. Founded in 2001 by author Steve Berman, Lethe Press has grown steadily to become one of the larger gay presses. We are the number one publisher for LGBT speculative fiction--no other press has won the Lambda Literary Award for that category so often (not only five times but five times in a row). We know our fantasy, our science-fiction, our horror.
Industry magazines such as Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly have given our titles starred reviews. Our books have been numerous finalists for--and won several times--such awards as the Andre Norton, Golden Crown Literary, Lambda Literary Awards and the Shirley Jackson Awards. Our anthologies have featured the works of many acclaimed and New York Times best-selling authors.
Lethe Books are distributed by several wholesalers, including Baker & Taylor, Bookazine, and Ingram. Our books are easily ordered by libraries and all booksellers, both online and brick-and-mortar. We encourage our readers to patronize their local bookstores, in particular their local gay bookstores. It's worth the extra effort to support a community institution run by your neighbors!
We have a Patreon account if you would like to support us monthly--what better way to stay informed about our books, the field of queer speculative fiction, and get some terrific swag.
You can purchase our books directly from us or use the links featured under every title to support local booksellers, gay bookstores, or Amazon (we understand that not every reader has the luxury of a short drive or walk to a nice bookstore).