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This is a collection of fictional novels that have polyamorous content. The initial content were taken from The alt.polyamory Cultural FAQ.

Notes on the format of this page:

  • Creating a separate section for each author allows:
    • + author-specific editing
    • + automatic creation of a table of contents
    • + allows for author-specific comments to be added
    • - requires some explicit table-sizing commands to keep things clean.
  • In order to add a book (or edit the information) of an existing author, you can simply click on the [edit] button to the right of the authors name.
  • To add a new author, click the 'edit' box at the top of this page and scroll down to the appropriate alphabetically-sorted location in the text before inserting the new entry (cutting and pasting a nearby entry will ensure that the presentation stays orderly).

In the tables below:

  • The first column (P) is an indication of the amount of polyness in the story. One asterisk means a little, 5 asterisks means a great deal.
  • The second column (F) is an indication of the degree of poly-friendliness of the story. One exclamation means not friendly, five exlamations means very positive.


Complete Listing Edit

Author P F Name
Isabel Allende *  ! Eva Luna
Eleanor Arnason **  !! A Woman of the Iron People
Thea Alexander ***  !! 2150 AD
Isaac Asimov **  !! The Gods Themselves
Wilhelmina Baird **  !!! Crashcourse
John Dudley Ball ***  !!! Chief Tallon and the S.O.R.
M. A. R. Barker ***  !!! Flamesong
***  !!! The Man of Gold
Redfern Jon Barrett ***** !!!!! The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights
Giovanni Boccacio **  !!! The Decameron
Amy Bloom ****  !!!!! Love is Not a Pie
Marion Zimmer Bradley ***  !!!! The Forbidden Tower
David Brin ***  !!! Glory Season
***  !!! The Uplift War
Rita Mae Brown **  !! Six of One
Heidi Brown and Jay Mussell **  !!!! ed, Friendly Erotica: A Question of Boundaries (See Martin Park Com.)
Octavia E. Butler **  !! Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago
Ernest Callenbach **  !!! Ecotopia
**  !!! Ecotopia Emerging
Orson Scott Card **  !! Saints
Jack Chalker **  !! _The Wonderland Gambit Trilogy_
C.J. Cherryh *  !!!!! The Pride of Chanur
*  !!!!! Chanur's Venture
*  !!!!! The Kif Strike Back
*  !!!!! Chanur's Homecoming
****  !!!!! Chanur's Legacy
Arthur C. Clarke **  !! Imperial Earth
**  !! The Deep Range
Michael Cunningham **  !!!! A Home at the End of the World
Robertson Davies **  !! Fifth Business
**  !! Leaven of Malice
**  !! Lyre of Orpheus
**  !! World of Wonders
Samuel R. Delany *  !!!!! Babel-17
*  !!!!! Dhalgren
***  !!!!! The Mad Man
**  !!!!! Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
**  !! Triton
Emily Devenport ***  !!! Scorpianne
Robert Devereaux ***  !! Santa Steps Out:
Anita Diamant **  !! The Red Tent
Peter Dickenson ***  !!!! King and Joker
**  !!!! Skeleton in Waiting
L. Warren Douglas ***  !!! Cannon's Orb
***  !!! A Plague of Change
Candas Jane Dorsey *****  !!!!! Black Wine
Diane Duane **  !!!! The Door into Fire
**  !!!! The Door into Shadow
**  !!!! The Door into Sunset
Wayne Dyer **  !!! Gifts From Eykis
Marian Engel ***  !!! Monodromos
Phillip Jose Farmer **  !! Dayworld
M. A. Foster *****  !!!! The Gameplayers of Zan
**  !! The Warriors of Dawn
**  !! The Day of the Klesh
Robert Graves ***  !!! Watch the North Wind Rise
Nicola Griffith **  !!!! Ammonite
Joe Haldeman **  !! The Forever War
**  !!! Worlds
**  !!! Worlds Apart
**  !! Worlds Enough and Time
Laurell K. Hamilton **  !! Guilty Pleasures
**  !! The Laughing Corpse
**  !! Circus of the Damned
**  !! Lunatic Cafe
**  !! Bloody Bones
**  !! The Killing Dance
**  !! Burnt Offerings
**  !! Blue Moon
**  !! Obsidian Butterfly
**  !! A Kiss of Shadows
Andrew Harvey *  !! Burning Houses
Robert Heinlein **  !!!!! Beyond This Horizon
**  !!!!! The Cat Who Walked Through Walls
**  !!!!! Friday
***  !!!!! Glory Road
**  !!!!! Gulf
****  !!!!! I Will Fear No Evil
***  !!!!! Methuselah's Children
**  !!!!! The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
***  !!!!! The Number of the Beast
***  !!!!! To Sail Beyond the Sunset
****  !!!!! Stranger in a Strange Land
****  !!!!! Time Enough For Love
Nalo Hopkinson **  !! Midnight Robber
Tanya Huff **  !! Sing the Four Quarters, No Quarter, Fifth Quarter, and The Quartered Sea
John Irving *  !!! The World According to Garp
**  !!! The 158-Pound Marriage
***  !!! The Cider House Rules
Mervyn Jones ****  !!! Two Women and their Man
Robert Jordan ***  !!! The Eye of the World
***  !!! The Great Hunt
***  !!! The Dragon Reborn
***  !!! The Shadow Rising
***  !!! The Fires of Heaven
***  !!! Lord of Chaos
***  !!! A Crown of Swords
**  !! Path of Daggers
Gordon Kendall ***  !!! White Wing
Donald Kingsbury ****  !!!! Courtship Rite
Kathe Koja *****  !!!! Kink
Milan Kundera ****  ! The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Michael P. Kube-McDowell ***  !!! The Quiet Pools
Mercedes Lackey & Piers Anthony **  !! If I Pay Thee Not in Gold
Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill **  !! Beyond World's End
Mercedes Lackey & Ellen Guon ***  !! Knight of Ghosts and Shadows
*  !! Summoned to Tourney
Maya Lassiter ***** !!!!! Ghost Fugue, For 3 Voices
Ursula K. LeGuin **  !! Always Coming Home
***  !!! A Fisherman of the Inland Sea
Fritz Leiber **  !!! (short story) Hatchery of Dreams
**  !!! (short story) Nice Girl with Five Husbands
**  !! A Spectre is Haunting Texas
Stephen Leigh ***  !!! Alien Tongue
Doris Lessing **  !!!! The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five
Elizabeth Lynn ***  !! The Dancers of Arun
***  !! A Different Light
Larry McMurty ****  !!!! Leaving Cheyenne
Vonda McIntyre **  !!! Starfarers
**  !!! Transition
**  !!! Metaphase
**  !!! Nautilus
**  !!! Dreamsnake
George R. R. Martin ***  !! Dying of the Light
Somerset Maugham *  !! Cakes and Ale
Shirley Meier *  !!!!! Shadow's Daughter
Mary Meigs **  !!! Medusa Head
Elizabeth Moon **  !! Rules of Engagement
Michael Moorcock **  !! _The Cornelius Chronicals_
Hester Mundis **  !!! Jessica's Wife
Vladimir Nabokov *  ! Ada
Larry Niven **  !! The Integral Trees
*  !!! The Patchwork Girl
**  !! The Smoke Ring
Lisanne Norman **  !!! Turning Point
**  !!! Fortune's Wheel
**  !!! Fire Margins
**  !!! Razor's Edge
Joyce Carol Oates ***  !!! Blonde: A Novel
Maxine Paetro ****  ! Manshare
David Palmer *  !!! Emergence
Marge Piercy ****  !!!! The High Cost of Living
***  !!!! Woman on the Edge of Time
****  !!!! Summer People
Irene Radford **  !! The Glass Dragon
Anne Rice **  !!! Taltos
Robert Rimmer ****  !!!!! Come Live My Life
****  !!!!! The Harrad Experiment
***  !!!!! The Immoral Reverend
***  !!!!! The Love Exchange
***  !!!!! Premar Experiments
***  !!!!! Proposition 31
***  !!!!! The Rebellion of Yale Marrat
****  !!!!! Thursday My Love
Tom Robbins **  !!!! Another Roadside Attraction
Matt Ruff **  !! Sewer, Gas, and Electric
Elizabeth Scarbourough **  !! The Harem of Aman Akbar
Melissa Scott **  !!! The Empress of Earth, The Five-Twelfths of Heaven, and Silence in Solitude
George Bernard Shaw ***  !!! The Simpleton of the Unexpected, Isles
Olaf Stapledon **  !! Last & First Men
Starhawk ***  !!!!! The Fifth Sacred Thing
S. M. Stirling **  !!! Snow Brother
S. M. Stirling & Shirley Meier ****  !!!!! The Cage
*  !!!!! Saber and Shadow
S. M. Stirling ***  !!!!! Shadow's Son
S. M. Stirling & David Drake ***  !!! The Forge
***  !!! The Hammer
***  !!! The Anvil
***  !!! The Steel
***  !!! The Sword
Don Tiggre ***  !!! Y2K: The Millennium Bug
Dylan Thomas **  !!! Under Milk Wood
John Varley **  !!! Demon
**  !!! Titan
**  !!! Wizard
**  !!! The Persistence of Vision
***  !!! Blue Champagne
Joan D. Vinge **  !!! The Outcasts of Heaven's Gate
Alice Walker **  !!! The Temple of My Familiar
Irving Wallace ****  !!! The Three Sirens
Laurence Watt-Evans **  !! With a Single Spell
**  !! The Spell of the Black Knight
Don Webb **  !! The Double
**  !! Essential Saltes
Karen Wehrstein ****  !!!!! Lion's Heart
****  !!!!! Lion's Soul
Kate Wilhelm **  !!! Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
Walter Jon Williams *  !!! Aristoi
Jeanette Winterson **  !!! The Passion
Michael Z. Williamson **  !!!!! Freehold
Virginia Woolf **  !! Orlando
Tia Groves **** !!!!! A Tomboy Named Fran

Listing By Author Edit

Isabel AllendeEdit

P F Name Synopsis
*  ! Eva Luna

Eleanor ArnasonEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! A Woman of the Iron People

Thea AlexanderEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !! 2150 AD

Isaac AsimovEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! The Gods Themselves

Wilhelmina BairdEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! Crashcourse

John Dudley BallEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! Chief Tallon and the S.O.R.

M. A. R. BarkerEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! Flamesong
***  !!! The Man of Gold

Redfern Jon Barrett Edit

P F Name Synopsis
*****  !!!!! The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights

Giovanni BoccacioEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! The Decameron

Amy BloomEdit

P F Name Synopsis
****  !!!!! Love is Not a Pie

Marion Zimmer BradleyEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!!! The Forbidden Tower

David BrinEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! Glory Season
***  !!! The Uplift War

Rita Mae BrownEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Six of One

Heidi Brown and Jay MussellEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!!! ed, Friendly Erotica: A Question of Boundaries (See Martin Park Com.)

Octavia E. ButlerEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago

Ernest CallenbachEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! Ecotopia
**  !!! Ecotopia Emerging

Orson Scott CardEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Saints

Jack ChalkerEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! _The Wonderland Gambit Trilogy_

C.J. CherryhEdit

P F Name Synopsis
*  !!!!! The Pride of Chanur
*  !!!!! Chanur's Venture
*  !!!!! The Kif Strike Back
*  !!!!! Chanur's Homecoming
****  !!!!! Chanur's Legacy

Arthur C. ClarkeEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Imperial Earth
**  !! The Deep Range

Michael CunninghamEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!!! A Home at the End of the World

Robertson DaviesEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Fifth Business
**  !! Leaven of Malice
**  !! Lyre of Orpheus
**  !! World of Wonders

Samuel R. DelanyEdit

P F Name Synopsis
*  !!!!! Babel-17
*  !!!!! Dhalgren
***  !!!!! The Mad Man
**  !!!!! Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
**  !! Triton

Emily DevenportEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! Scorpianne

Robert DevereauxEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !! Santa Steps Out:

Anita DiamantEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! The Red Tent

Peter DickensonEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!!! King and Joker
**  !!!! Skeleton in Waiting

L. Warren DouglasEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! Cannon's Orb
***  !!! A Plague of Change

Candas Jane DorseyEdit

P F Name Synopsis
*****  !!!!! Black Wine

Diane DuaneEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!!! The Door into Fire
**  !!!! The Door into Shadow
**  !!!! The Door into Sunset

Wayne DyerEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! Gifts From Eykis

Marian EngelEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! Monodromos

Phillip Jose FarmerEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Dayworld

M. A. FosterEdit

P F Name Synopsis
*****  !!!! The Gameplayers of Zan
**  !! The Warriors of Dawn
**  !! The Day of the Klesh

Robert GravesEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! Watch the North Wind Rise

Nicola GriffithEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!!! Ammonite

Joe HaldemanEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! The Forever War
**  !!! Worlds
**  !!! Worlds Apart
**  !! Worlds Enough and Time

Laurell K. HamiltonEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Guilty Pleasures
**  !! The Laughing Corpse
**  !! Circus of the Damned
**  !! Lunatic Cafe
**  !! Bloody Bones
**  !! The Killing Dance
**  !! Burnt Offerings
**  !! Blue Moon
**  !! Obsidian Butterfly
**  !! A Kiss of Shadows
A Caress of Twilight
Seduced by Moonlight
A Stroke of Midnight
Mistal's Kiss
A Lick of Frost
Swallowing Darkness
Divine Misdemeanors

Andrew HarveyEdit

P F Name Synopsis
*  !! Burning Houses

Robert HeinleinEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!!!! Beyond This Horizon
**  !!!!! The Cat Who Walked Through Walls
**  !!!!! Friday
***  !!!!! Glory Road
**  !!!!! Gulf
****  !!!!! I Will Fear No Evil
***  !!!!! Methuselah's Children
**  !!!!! The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
***  !!!!! The Number of the Beast
***  !!!!! To Sail Beyond the Sunset
****  !!!!! Stranger in a Strange Land
****  !!!!! Time Enough For Love

Nalo HopkinsonEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Midnight Robber

Tanya HuffEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Sing the Four Quarters, No Quarter, Fifth Quarter, and The Quartered Sea

John IrvingEdit

P F Name Synopsis
*  !!! The World According to Garp
**  !!! The 158-Pound Marriage
***  !!! The Cider House Rules

Mervyn JonesEdit

P F Name Synopsis
****  !!! Two Women and their Man

Robert JordanEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! The Eye of the World
***  !!! The Great Hunt
***  !!! The Dragon Reborn
***  !!! The Shadow Rising
***  !!! The Fires of Heaven
***  !!! Lord of Chaos
***  !!! A Crown of Swords
**  !! Path of Daggers

Gordon KendallEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! White Wing

Donald KingsburyEdit

P F Name Synopsis
****  !!!! Courtship Rite

Kathe KojaEdit

P F Name Synopsis
*****  !!!! Kink

Milan KunderaEdit

P F Name Synopsis
****  ! The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Michael P. Kube-McDowellEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! The Quiet Pools

Mercedes Lackey & Piers AnthonyEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! If I Pay Thee Not in Gold

Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary EdghillEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Beyond World's End

Mercedes Lackey & Ellen GuonEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !! Knight of Ghosts and Shadows
*  !! Summoned to Tourney

Ursula K. LeGuinEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Always Coming Home
***  !!! A Fisherman of the Inland Sea

Fritz LeiberEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! (short story) Hatchery of Dreams
**  !!! (short story) Nice Girl with Five Husbands
**  !! A Spectre is Haunting Texas

Stephen LeighEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! Alien Tongue

Doris LessingEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!!! The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five

Elizabeth LynnEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !! The Dancers of Arun
***  !! A Different Light

Larry McMurtyEdit

P F Name Synopsis
****  !!!! Leaving Cheyenne

Vonda McIntyreEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! Starfarers
**  !!! Transition
**  !!! Metaphase
**  !!! Nautilus
**  !!! Dreamsnake

George R. R. MartinEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !! Dying of the Light

Leigh MatthewsEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!!!! Don't Bang the Barista!

Somerset MaughamEdit

P F Name Synopsis
*  !! Cakes and Ale

Shirley MeierEdit

P F Name Synopsis
*  !!!!! Shadow's Daughter

Mary MeigsEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! Medusa Head

Elizabeth MoonEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Rules of Engagement

Michael MoorcockEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! _The Cornelius Chronicals_

Hester MundisEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! Jessica's Wife

Vladimir NabokovEdit

P F Name Synopsis
*  ! Ada

Larry NivenEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! The Integral Trees
*  !!! The Patchwork Girl
**  !! The Smoke Ring

Lisanne NormanEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! Turning Point
**  !!! Fortune's Wheel
**  !!! Fire Margins
**  !!! Razor's Edge

Joyce Carol OatesEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! Blonde: A Novel

Maxine PaetroEdit

P F Name Synopsis
****  ! Manshare

David PalmerEdit

P F Name Synopsis
*  !!! Emergence

Marge PiercyEdit

P F Name Synopsis
****  !!!! The High Cost of Living
***  !!!! Woman on the Edge of Time
****  !!!! Summer People

Irene RadfordEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! The Glass Dragon

Anne RiceEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! Taltos

Robert RimmerEdit

P F Name Synopsis
****  !!!!! Come Live My Life
****  !!!!! The Harrad Experiment
***  !!!!! The Immoral Reverend
***  !!!!! The Love Exchange
***  !!!!! Premar Experiments
***  !!!!! Proposition 31
***  !!!!! The Rebellion of Yale Marrat
****  !!!!! Thursday My Love

Tom RobbinsEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!!! Another Roadside Attraction

Matt RuffEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Sewer, Gas, and Electric

Elizabeth ScarbouroughEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! The Harem of Aman Akbar

Melissa ScottEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! The Empress of Earth, The Five-Twelfths of Heaven, and Silence in Solitude

George Bernard ShawEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! The Simpleton of the Unexpected, Isles

Olaf StapledonEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Last & First Men

StarhawkEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!!!! The Fifth Sacred Thing

S. M. StirlingEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! Snow Brother

S. M. Stirling & Shirley MeierEdit

P F Name Synopsis
****  !!!!! The Cage
*  !!!!! Saber and Shadow

S. M. StirlingEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!!!! Shadow's Son

S. M. Stirling & David DrakeEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! The Forge
***  !!! The Hammer
***  !!! The Anvil
***  !!! The Steel
***  !!! The Sword

Don TiggreEdit

P F Name Synopsis
***  !!! Y2K: The Millennium Bug

Dylan ThomasEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! Under Milk Wood

John VarleyEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! Demon
**  !!! Titan
**  !!! Wizard
**  !!! The Persistence of Vision
***  !!! Blue Champagne

Joan D. VingeEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! The Outcasts of Heaven's Gate

Alice WalkerEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! The Temple of My Familiar

Irving WallaceEdit

P F Name Synopsis
****  !!! The Three Sirens

Laurence Watt-EvansEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! With a Single Spell
**  !! The Spell of the Black Knight

Don WebbEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! The Double
**  !! Essential Saltes

Karen WehrsteinEdit

P F Name Synopsis
****  !!!!! Lion's Heart
****  !!!!! Lion's Soul

Kate WilhelmEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

Walter Jon WilliamsEdit

P F Name Synopsis
*  !!! Aristoi

Jeanette WintersonEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !!! The Passion

Virginia WoolfEdit

P F Name Synopsis
**  !! Orlando

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