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Title:
Sextopia : stories of sex and society
Author:
Tan, Cecilia, 1967-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Circlet Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
181 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
To love & riot / Eric Del Carlo -- The delectation debates / Renée M. Charles -- Oak and ash / Suzy McKeen Charnas -- The hope of Cinammon / M. Christian -- Blue sky / Reina Delacroix -- Dinner / Zoe Bloom -- Something for everyone / Jennifer Stevenson -- Delfian / Saskia Walker -- Anthem to the sun / Raven Kaldera -- Soul of light / Catherine Asaro -- Stone, still / A. R. Morlan.
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ISBN:
9781885865311
Format :
Book

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Summary

In this bold venture into the realm of futuristic erotica, eleven gifted sex-writers offer sizzling, sharp stories about the intersection of the sexual and the societal. Delving into the way in which the construction of a utopia would reconstruct sexual practice, these authors have stretched the limits of their imagination to create an enticing and thought-provoking range of erotic possibilities. Features M Christian, Eric Del Carlo, Catherine Asaro and many more esteemed authors.


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Booklist Review

The 11 hot stories by gifted writers of futuristic erotica that editor Tan has collected all ask us to expand our visions and understandings of sex in situations in which sexual acts impinge on society. From using sexual energy to fuel a spaceship in Jennifer Stevenson's "Something for Everyone" to examining the tremendous cost of sexual repression and a fascinating solution to its concomitant societal havoc in Eric Del Carlo's "To Love and Riot" to the tender treatment of the sexuality of a woman suffering scleroderma in A. R. Morlan's "Stone, Still," the stories in Sextopia ask for nothing less than complete engagement on the part of the reader. Explicit, brash, alien, often strangely beautiful, these insightful and sexy stories definitely make one think. --Paula Luedtke


Publisher's Weekly Review

Twelve science fiction writers create situations "where erotic needs and society's rules conflict or interact" in Sextopia: Stories of Sex and Society, edited by Cecilia Tan (Black Feathers). In Eric Del Carlo's imagined future, "carnality has been bred out," but the occasional riot born of suppressed needs is quelled by sex soldiers; Suzy McKee Charnas's heroine sculpts a wooden man from a tree, and is gratified when he saves her life and bestows another favor or two. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved