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Omnisexual Geoff Ryman An abstract view of sex and the world around you All My Darling Daughters Connie Willis A feisty college girl learns the ins and outs of sex with certain furry creatures and has to deal with roommate drama Arousal Richard Christian Matheson A demon A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry passes as a human and transfersowers through arousal Scales Lewis Shiner A tale of a modern LilithSaving the World at the New Mood Motel Roberta Lannes A short rendezvous at a lone truck stop And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill s Side James Tiptree Jr Aliens are now Six Days populating thelanet what would a soldier from the front have to say in regards to this takeover Picture Planes Michaela Roessner Short written in concise lines of free verse Paints a clear Awareness picture of the sexual relationship with two odd creatures Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates Pat Murphy Humans have finally become extinct one researcher creates the creatures that are going to evolve to take ourlace Author Various AuthorsPublished by Roc PublisherAge Recommended Adult Reviewed By Arlena DeanBook Blog For GMTARating 4ReviewAlien Sex by 19 Various Authors was a bit dark anthology sci fi and fantasy short story reads I Cat Out of Hell picked it because of its title yes I did and I found it somewhat interesting some of it like nothing I have ever heard of or would think of Like I have said many times to get into the minds of some of these authorsleaving me to say WOW But an I was gonna give this collection 2 stars it was okay but Connie Willis story called All My Darling Daughters which gets 5 horrified but awestruck stars from me was so brilliant that I m bumping this to 3 on the strength of that story alone I m so glad I got to read it even though it was traumatizingI expected these stories to be darker but most were weird fiction or sci fi Nothing wrong with those genres but I wanted horrorI ve never read Connie Willis before though she s been on my to read list for ages After her story I think I ll try to fit her in soon Her story was harrowing shocking sad and sooignant AmazingThere were a couple other stories I enjoyed also The Jamesburg Incubus by Scott Baker and When the Fathers Go by Bruce Mcallister as well as The First Time by K W Jeter This book isn t erotic for a momentWhat it is is believable and unsettling sex is a weird thing after all even when it s with a member of your own species and the stories in this anthology make no move to tone down the weirdness The unpleasantand very well writtenstory All My Darling Daughters a story about what you ll allow to be done to others in the attempt to keep it from being done to you is Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work probably what stuck with me the most I haven t read it in a couple of years but sometimes it comes bubbling to the top of my head anyway Very recommended foreople who like dark but intelligent SF Anthology A few stories I couldn t finish There were a few stinkers and a few great stories The average rating is 328 stars I always round up so it ll show as 4 1 Her Furry Face by Leigh Kennedy A sicko justifying his erversion I m glad the author didn t make this reciprocal 3 stars2 War Bride by Rick Wilber A sad story about a used man trying to save himself 3 stars3 How s the Night Life *on Cissalda by Harlan Ellison Pretty bad story with not just * Cissalda by Harlan Ellison Pretty bad story with not just descriptions of eople getting fked but a couple of mention that men women and children were getting fked by this little aliens What is it with sci fi and edophilia I think the author was trying to come across as humorous and failed 1 star4 The Jamesburg Incubus by Scott Baker Through a mold a teacher is made into the most boring incubus ever The author threw in a kind of time travel that left things maybe
happening but maybe not I was confused and just stopped reading this story No rating because I but maybe not I was confused and just stopped reading this story No rating because I t finish it5 Man of Steel Woman of Kleenex by Larry Niven A really clever story about how sex between Superman and a human is impossible The afterward where he describes how the story originated and that he became an expert on Superman sex was wonderful 5 stars6 The First Time by KW Jeter I don t know what in the heck this story was view spoilerDo the men kill weekend after weekend with willing victims Did the boy think he would be doing his own murder and felt that the men had spoiled this for him by finding a victim for him hide spoiler This anthology has to be one of the most interesting and well complied books I ve read recently The short stories ranged from topic and style but all were well written thought rovoking and explored the sensational and dark topic of sexuality Although the title is called Alien Sex the theme of all the stories was to examine the darker side of humanity These stories contain erotic and sensual elements but they are definitely NOT romance nor do they fit in the erotica category If you are looking for something along the lines of Fifty Shades of Grey or Twilight then these are not the stories for you If you would like well written literature by some fantastic sci fi writers who take Passion for Christ, Passion for Humanity pride in their art then you will find great enjoyment with these stories. Ant Roadside rescue Pat Cadigan Omnisexual Geoff Ryman All my darling daughters Connie Willis Arousal Richard Christian Matheson Scales Lewis Shiner Saving the world at the New Moon Motel Roberta Lannes And I awoke and found me here on the cold hill's side James Tiptree Jr Picturelanes Michaela Roessner Love and sex among the invertebrates Pat Murp.
Ellen Datlow Ô 8 Read & downloadAmong the Invertebrates is an after the bomb story about a virgin who makes a singular effort to carry on life the only way she knows how Each individual author with the exceptions of Tiptree and Ellison rovide their own Hatred in the belly postscriptHowever intimate your knowledge of the annals of science fiction may be this collection has a surprise in store for you See also Datlow s follow up anthology Off Limits 1 Her Furry Face by Leigh Kennedy 425 stars2 War Bride by Rick Wilber 5 stars3 How s the Night Life on Cissalda by Harlan Ellison 2 stars4 The Jamesburg Incubus by Scott Baker 425 stars5 Man of Steel Woman of Kleenex by Larry Niven 3 stars6 The First Time by KW Jeter 2 stars7 The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod by Philip Jose Farmer 1 star8 Husbands by Lisa Tuttle 425 stars9 When the Fathers Go by Bruce McAllister 2 stars10 Dancing Chickens by Edward Bryant 35 stars11 Roadside Rescue by Pat Cadigan 45 stars12 Omnisexual by Geoff Ryman 35 stars13 All My Darling Daughters by Connie Willis 5 stars14 Arousal by Richard Christian Matheson 3 stars15 Scales by Lewis Shiner 4 stars16 Saving the World at the New Moon Motel by Roberta Lannes 325 stars17 And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill s Side by James Tiptree Jr 325 stars18 Picture Planes by Michaela Roessner 45 stars19 Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates by Pat Murphy 425 starsAvg 35Mixed bag sure but the ones I liked were rather thoughtrovoking and i m really glad I read them I enjoyed than I didn t Weird and thought Always Be Ready provoking are good words for this anthology Anthologies like this one are why I adore reading them because every story was different and fascinating This isn t an easy anthology because each of the storiesushes at the ideas of how sex and gender relationships are meant to Sometimes that means that the tales go into Encyclopedia of International Development places that are uncomfortable but each one is important I don t want to go into too great detail about any story as I think this is an anthology that should be read One thing that all of the stories share is a certain darkness as theyress into the ideas of what and h I think this was much radical ground breaking and interesting during the time of its original release My roblem with this collection was that not all the stories were about aliens 9 out of the 15 I read were about aliens The stories that weren t about aliens involved mostly taboo desires which isn t the same as exploring alien sex themes Some of the stories included the strangeness of sex which I guess I was supposed to euate to being similar to how strange an encounter with an alien would be I definitely expected from this collection BUT I will definitely read the next collection to see if it is any better since that collection includes different writers I d like to see how they handled the Theme I Skipped 4 Stories I skipped 4 stories JUNGLE ROT KID ON THE NOD OMNISEXUAL SCALES and ALL MY DARLING DAUGHTERS There were only 3 stories I actually loved WHEN THE FATHERS GO AND I AWOKE AND FOUND ME HERE ON THE COLD HILL S SIDE and PICTURE PLANES The middle of the road stories were the WAR BRIDE DANCING CHICKENS ROADSIDE RESCUE SAVING THE WORLD AT THE NEW MOON MOTEL and LOVE AND SEX AMONG THE INVERTEBRATES The rest of the stories had some really cool ideas but the way they were executed was not to my liking They just didn t resonate with or grab me Datlow has compiled a series of science fiction works centered around love science and alien life Most of the works will shock you disgust you and offend you but most will be worth it Her Furry Face Leigh Kennedy Reminiscent of Michael Crichton s The Congo with sign language speaking marsupials we are introduced to a sad confused main character who seems to be understood only by his furry faced companion War Bride Rick Wilber In a very concise story Wilber details the reverse of an alien invasion How s the Night Life on Cassalda Harlan Ellison Sex with an alien sounds like a good time but could you do it foreverThe Jamesburg Incubus Scott Baker St Jacues is a high school languages teacher what happens when his naughty school girl fantasies end up becoming real Man of Steel Woman of Kleenex Larry Niven A very ractical look at the Rooming in the Masters House physical facts of Superman sex He s a superhuman he s an alien he s faster than a speeding bullet andoor oor Lois Lane is only human The First Time KW Jeter
A SHORT COMING OF AGE STORY HOWEVER THE SEXshort coming of age story however the sex t as expected it might not even be sex at all The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod Philip Jose Farmer A very abstract story told through the eyes of the real Tarzan Husbands Lisa Tuttle A life without men Is gender something we re born into or something we learn When the Fathers Go Bruce McAllister When future men leave to explore the depths of space they come back liars Everything out of there mouths is a lie except for the time his lie shows up on the doorstep Is it what he says it is or is it another lie Dancing Chickens Edward Bryant What do aliens lan to do with humans when they attackRoadside Rescue Pat Cadigan How do we know sex with an alien will be like sex with a human What if it feeds off our emotion instead. Oking forContentsHer furry face Leigh Kennedy War bride Rick Wilber How's the night life on Cissalda Harlan Ellison The Jamesburg incubus Scott Baker Man of steel woman of kleenex Larry Niven The first time K W Jeter The jungle rot kid on the nod Philip José Farmer Husbands Lisa Tuttle When the fathers go Bruce Mcallister Dancing chickens Edward Bry. These 19 works by different well regarded authors were editedselected by Ellen Datlow who wrote a general Multicultural Partnerships preface for the collection She also wrote individual introductions for eachiece Many of these works were A Convent Tale published elsewhere originally Datlow was once an editor for Omni and while there turned down two of the stories that she selected for her book Some of the stories here wereublished in the ill fated New Dimensions 13 a SF anthology which was deemed too controversial by the Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology publisher at the last minute the entirerint run save for a few review copies was ulped As such New Dimensions 13 remains a curious footnote in the history of Science FictionIn her general intro Datlow also mentions how her book is not the first of its kind Before it came three anthologies Strange
Bedfellows Sex and Science Fiction 1972 Eros in Orbit 1973 The Shape of Sex to Come 1978Sex and Science Fiction 1972 in Orbit 1973
The Shape of Sex to 1978 the 1960 collection Strange Relations byShape of Sex to Come 1978 the 1960 collection Strange Relations by Jos FarmerWilliam Gibson rovides the foreword Strange Attractors in which he asks how one goes about writing about the alienness of sex against the global backdrop of AIDSThe contents are as follows Leigh Kennedy wrote Her Furry Face a story about chimp human love that would make Jane Goodall wetRick Wilber s War Bride is an alien invasion Immigration Nation piece inspired by the US s involvement with Subic BayHarlan Ellison s How s the Night Life on Cissalda uses the many worlds hypothesis to explore the interplay between love and disgust It s rather funny to bootScott Baker s The Jamesburg Incubus turns traditional ideas of magic and social conformity into a new level of symbiotic love One of the sexyplausible stories in this bookLarry Niven s Man of Steel Woman of Kleenex began as a joke about xenofertility told atarties At the urging of many eager listeners Niven codified his thoughts on the matter of Superman s reproductive capabilities into this essay As this one began on Usenet it continues to live freely online You may read it hereK W Jeter s The First Time is a disturbing story about a young unsuspecting boy s somewhat unwilling initiation into the ranks of manhood Philip Jos Farmer s The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod is a literary mash up in which the story of Tarzan is told by William S Burroughs instead of Edgar Rice It s funny if you know of the Cities of the Red Night or Interzone or even if you just enjoy irreverency in general Note that this same exercise is repeated in Mark Leach s Cutting Up Two BurroughsLisa Tuttle s Husbands is a feminist triptych centered upon the idea that the gender divide is actually something In her Vilfredo Pareto post script Tuttle mentions the influence of the radical feminist Moniue Wittig s idea that One is Not Born a WomanBruce McAllister s When the Fathers Go is a story about an alien coming in between a human couple It s centered upon the lies couples tell each other in the event of an affair Rather interesting if you like reading about the sociological effects of deep space exploration In hisostscript McAllister states that in a certain sense his story is a feminist story although in an entirely different sense it s notEdward Bryant s Dancing Chickens was the most disappointing story for me Datlow rejected this story from Omni and then it was in an anthology that never saw the light of day all because it is so controversial It s hardly normal but I really didn t see what all the fuss was about Just another alien invasion story except with a small side of mild SMPat Cadigan s Roadside Rescue explores a world where humans are servile to inter dimensional beings who treat them like toys It s mostly harmless until you think about itGeoff Ryman s Omnisexual is a rather trippy tale set in a wholly alien world Very different and very goodConnie Willis s All My Darling Daughters is ultimately one of the disturbing tales here It is framed by two sets of dialogue from The Barretts of Wimpole Street a 1930 Incomplete Streets play by Rudolf Besier about Robert Browning Elizabeth Barrett and her father Set in the future on alanet far far awayRichard Christian Matheson s Arousal is eroticahorror than SF Nonetheless a ripping good yarn about cheatersLewis Shiner s Scales is horror than anything else Still there is sex there and aliens in the guise of a certain foul creature of myth which shall remain unnamed here This story begins as one of the normal onesRoberta Lannes s Saving the World at the New Moon Motel is one of the light hearted stories here It makes use of desperation and revenge to The Fin-de-Siècle World play upon the idea of what is foreign and alienJames Tiptree Jr s And I Awoke And Me Here On the Cold Hill s Side is one of the seriousieces here It deals with intergalatic God and the Multiverse politics and the man s inherent desire to rise above hislace of origin socially This is one of those stories that is English Warfare, 1511-1642 primarily dialogue and contains allusions to an outside world than actual descriptions thereof which somewhat matches the narrator s na vet One of the few stories which did not wholly satisfy me Michaela Roessner s Picture Planes is the collection s oneoem It reminded me a little of Perdido Street Station Pat Murphy s Love and Sex. Slip into something a little comfortable with this unusual and fascinating collection of 19 hormonally charged tales involving sex and the alien married or otherwise Some of the genre's greatest writers contemplate the Trauma and Cognitive Science planet moving encounters between humans and aliens whileondering the eternal uestion what kind of relationship are humans really lo. .