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The Velderet
Tan, Cecilia, 1967-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Circlet Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
183 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"A cybersex s/m serial" -- cover.

"Portions of this manuscript appeared in serial form in the magazine Taste of Latex from 1995-1997." -- verso of t.p.
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X Adult Fiction Popular Materials-Science Fiction/Fantasy

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Long-awaited erotic adventure story from one of today's top erotica writers. Roommates Kobi and Merin have a problem. They live in a carefree, utopian society where oppression and inequality have been eradicated. The problem? Kobi and Merin harbour secret taboo desires, fantasising about slavery and sexual domination. Through their computer networks they begin to seek out others who share their desires but when their society opens diplomacy and trading with a war-like domineering culture, suppressed desires burst forth. Is it the end of the world as they know it

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Tan, a widely published sf-erotica short-story writer, now attempts to meld the genres in a novel. Although the results are mixed, the potential of her genre blending is, to say the least, stirring. Roommates Kobi (male) and Merin (female) live in a world too utopian to be utopia. Free from all inequality, they share a strange desire: to be sexual slaves. Their fellow Bellonians discourage any iniquity, so Kobi and Merin explore their fantasies secretly in cyberspace at the state-sanctioned sex house at which Kobi works, the Velderet. When the Bellonians inaugurate diplomatic relations with the powerful, belligerent Kylarans, their entire existence soon rests on Kobi's willingness to be enslaved. Tan does well at wedding futuristic fantasy and sex, but sf buffs will have to suspend disbelief repeatedly to keep from poking holes in the sometimes-thin plot. Still, Tan's interesting exercise in alchemy manages to provoke the mind nearly as much as the body. --John Green

Publisher's Weekly Review

From deep within the comforts of their utopian society, Kobi and Merin are susceptible to the dark appeal of slavery, sandm and other activities officially deemed unseemly. As they find like-minded others, their civilization simultaneously opens trade with an oppressive, power-hungry society, and catastrophe may follow in The Velderet: A Cybersex S/M Serial by erotic sci-fi mistress Cecilia Tan (Black Feathers).(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved