Charlie Jane Anders over at io9 has reviewed Circlet Press’s Fantastic Erotica – which includes my SF short “Catch and Release” – and calls it “[possibly] the year’s most dangerous science fiction anthology”. Which is awesome.
So why do I say the stories in Fantastic Erotica are dangerous? It’s not because they feature anything nonconsensual or especially squicky — although sex with a Lovecraftian horror might just weird some people out, I suppose. Nor is it because there’s quite a lot of non-heteronormative sex in here — you’re a grown-up, you can handle that. It’s more that these stories feature authentic characters who are changed and shaped by some weird and outlandish sexual experiences. They struggle with how much control to give up, and how much of their constructed selves to let go of. They discover that much of what they were taught about the world is false or incomplete. Through really hot sex.
Again, Fantastic Erotica is available here in ebook and print editions. Give awesome porn for Christmas!