Monday, December 08, 2008

Kink on Other Planets

Plain vanilla me, I have read none of the ten kinkiest science fiction books.

I give myself one point for knowing about the Gor series and knowing that there are people who like to act them out.

If you have read any of them, feel free to comment.

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Blogger Deborah said...

I have read none of them.

I read about ten pages of the first Gor book. Kink I like, bad writing I cannot abide. It was crap.

I didn't read this particular Octavia Butler, but I've read a couple of other books by her; her strange fetish for sex involving the very young (or apparantly very young in whatever that vampire book was) is a turn-off.

And I've read quite a lot of Anne Rice, some of which I admire greatly, but I was quite done by the time the Witching Hour series came out.

1:57 PM  
OpenID theo said...

I've read a few of these including a few Gor novels. They really are terrible.

I'm really disappointed in this list. Maybe the author has some odd ideas about kinky sci-fi, or maybe a personal preference towards romance-trash, but there are a bunch of notable left-outs.

Anne Bishop, Carol Berg, Laurell K Hamilton, Terry Goodkind, and Robert Heinlein should all be prominent on any list of kinky sci-fi.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Pitch313 said...

Except for some Gor novels that I read as a teenaged scince fiction fan (because they reminded me of the Burroughs Mars books), I haven't read any of this list.

I have read other works by Octavia Butler, Cecelia Tan, and Anne Rice. Some of them are "kinky" enough.

I don't rate the science fiction that I like according to its kinkiness, but I'd probably include something by Robert Heinlein and Phillip Jose Farmer on my list.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Chas S. Clifton said...

Philip Jose Farmer's Flesh
was on my first coven's reading list. I think our HP wanted to be the protagonist.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Yeah, Heinlein and Farmer are classics of kinky science fiction. Plus leaving off "The Gods Themselves" by Asimov but including a lesser work about a three-sexed race seems wrong.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Yewtree said...

I had only read The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. I disliked it intensely (I had also gone off the vampire books by that time).

4:31 AM  
Blogger Tracie the Red said...

And I just thought this is what most aging male sci-fi writers did before Viagra was invented. Guess Anne Rice gives the lie to that, eh? LOL!

5:06 PM  

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