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Initial post: Nov 7, 2007 5:29:40 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2007 5:30:10 PM PST
Spork says:

Though I'll agree with the author of the "perverted SF books to avoid" discussion that many SF authors clearly need to calm down with respect to sex with aliens etc., here are some SF novels with strong sexual content that kick butt:

"The Invisibles" series by Grant Morrison
"Schismatrix Plus" by Bruce Sterling

I'm not recommending these just because they have sex scenes in them - they are all around amazing whether you like the sex scenes or not.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2007 6:34:40 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2008 12:37:25 AM PDT
I stopped reading Barry Malzberg because he had TOO much sex in his stories for my tastes.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2008 6:23:01 AM PDT
Time Enough for Love by Robert Heinlein

I can't recommend Stranger in a Strange Land because I don't think that book was amazing. I found it to be Heinlein's worst effort.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2008 11:02:22 AM PDT
mostserene1 says:
Child of Fortune, by Norman Spinrad. Am half way through it (thanks for the recommendation, John Kwok!) and it is really unlike any sci-fi book I have read. Contains sex, but is consistent with the spirit of the narrative. Part Heinlein, part Blade Runner (Phil Dick), part Jack Keroac. It is about a 18 yr old girl in the far future doing her wanderjahr (roaming around the galaxy before settling down). So far, so good.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2008 11:22:52 AM PDT
Eric S. Levy says:
Fans of Philip Jose Farmer know that he was a bit "twisted" to say the least. Two of his novels come to mind in this genre: "Flesh" in which space travelers travel through time, end up back on Earth in the far future, and civilization has devolved to where a 'god' is appointed, fitted with living horns, and must deflower and fertilize as many women as possible before the end of the harvest season :)

The second novel is Lord Tyger, which is hard to describe without giving away too much. Suffice it to say, it is a retelling of Tarzan, in which Tarzan goes a bit native and finds as many partners as he can :)

Also, quite a few of Samuel Delaney's books, "Dhalgren" and "Triton" come to mind, have quite a bit of sex -- hetero as well as homosexual encounters.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2008 11:56:21 AM PDT
T. S. Rogers says:
The "Titan, Wizard, Demon" series by John Varley has some interesting encounters. I just completed reading those, which I highly recommend. There is human to human as well as inter-species sexuality.
I think you will find that the story is so big that the sex is the least of your concerns.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2008 1:42:09 PM PDT
I would recommend a novel we publish, Looking Glass by James R. Strickland. It's a cyberpunk murder mystery. The main character is bisexual and has a virtual affair with a female coworker. A theme that keeps running through the book is that as the world becomes more and more virtual reality, it becomes impossible to tell what is real and what isn't, and int eh affair, this comes out in that the protagonist thinks she is having a serious relationship with her female lover, only to find out that the lover (now a victim of the killer) didn't see the relationship in the same vein, something learned from the virtual lover's live-in boyfriend. As the protagonist is also a paraplegic, there are substantial emotional twists she faces when she finds that the virtual world she prefers and makes a living with has betrayed her. This, while pursing a new kind of serial killer who uses the Internet as a weapon in virtual reality turned in on itself.

Looking Glass
by James R. Strickland
Looking Glass
ISBN 9780979588907

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2008 6:47:04 PM PDT
C. allen says:
Morgan Hawke "Victorius Star" and it's sequel. Sci-fi/bdsm/romance. Not exactly "Hugo" matirial, but entertaining and a turn on.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2008 2:59:08 AM PDT
T. Pasquale says:
Try "Firefly" by Piers Anthony. A creature stalks his victims using pheremones. It's sexy and chilling at the same time.

Piers Anthony's "Pornocopia" was just plain weird.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2008 8:14:00 AM PDT
Kos says:
I don't know if anyone's mentioned it yet, but Robert Silverberg writes some great sex scenes. I don't believe he has much in his short stories, but his novels always have something. I wouldn't go so far as saying they're "perverted" scenes, however.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2008 8:21:19 AM PDT
Dan Ryan says:
I just finished reading "Altered Carbon" by Richard K. Morgan. The premise of the book is such that people's entire "identities" can be transferred between bodies (called 'sleeving' in the book), across space if necessary, and can (although its a taboo) actually inhabit multiple bodies.

This provides the possibility of sex with oneself. Now, that's radical.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2008 10:54:35 AM PDT
J. Fuchs says:
Varley's "Steel Beach" has even more sex plus a lot of gender switching. A lot of reviewers have been put off by the amount of sex, but it's a great book.

Iain M. Banks "Player of Games" has scenes of sex + torture and sex with aliens, mercifully limited to one section. Still, one of my favorite books.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2008 7:08:04 PM PDT
John says:
The Sholan Series by Lisanne Norman. Sex is used for healing and bonding their psychic abilities and in trios. Some of my female friends that were introduced to it nicknamed it Cat Porn. LOL. It is a very detailed and well written series though. If it was too much I would have put it down, but she makes it an integral part of the story.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2008 9:02:32 AM PDT
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There's the five books of the Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson where a key theme in the first books is the sexual abuse of the female main character by one of the main male characters, and through the five books she develops from victim to heroine and he from villain to victim.

The abuse scenes are unpleasant but the series is amazing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2008 10:05:58 AM PDT
It's not a novel, but I always thought Niven's "Man Of Steel, Woman Of Kleenex" was amusing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2008 10:58:50 AM PDT
There's sex and then there's porn. I like them both, but they're separate and should be treated that way. I do think the idea of sex between species would be - or at least COULD BE - interesting, but there's kind of a fine line between unique and intriguing and potentially weird and tasteless. The whole idea of cross-species interaction in general is fascinating, and a true love-sex story between radically different species(including mindsets and philosophy as much as sex) would be a welcome SF addition. Unfortunately the mainstream might not appreciate such a thing and there are few writers that could really pull it off

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2008 11:26:28 AM PDT
Tannith Lee's Silver Metal Lover. Like all Lee's books, this one was emotionally disturbing. Great writing though.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2008 11:29:13 AM PDT
James Tepper says:
How old are you? When that book was written 40 some odd years ago, it was completely revolutionary. And many of the core concepts have come to be. ("Can you say televangelist"). Not only was this not "his worst effort" (and I have read everything he has ever written and, like most SF fans, a true fan of Heinlein's but he wrote a few less than stunning things over a 50+ year career), but I and many others consider this perhaps his signature masterpiece (perhaps along with "Time Enough for Love" which you probably think is his second worst book).

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2008 4:53:24 PM PDT
Joe W says:
I am afraid that I have to agree with Mistress Moon. Of all his works, Stranger in a Strange land is the one I found to be the most awkward and least riveting. I remember reading some years later that it was one of two novels that he had written to an outline, and that Heinlein felt that it had some obvious seams of transition from part to part. Maybe so. It did not have the organic flow of his other works. Time Enough for Love was very enjoyable. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and A Door into Summer are my favorites by far.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2008 5:00:41 PM PDT
Eric Simpson says:
The most twisted SF sex story I can think of is Philip Jose Farmer's The Image of the Beast.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2008 9:55:06 AM PDT
bozozozo says:
agreed: Farmer's Blown and Image of the Beast, having to do with pretty wierd vampire-like aliens divided into two camps fighting each other, and 'cameo' role by Forrest J. Ackerman as a character: quite bizzare. available as separate volumes or in an omnibus edition, think it's still in print. I'm sure some could find redeeming social value, but it's pretty close to the porno end of the spectrum.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2008 11:47:08 AM PDT
love the Takeshi Kovacs trilogy. the action, writing and sex scenes are very spicy ...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2008 6:52:13 PM PDT
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J. Campbell says:
Don't forget Octavia Butler's Imago series. Best alien sex ever :) I did like Lissanne Normans series, but as far as bonding I think the Dragon Riders of Pern did it first. Also the Foreigner etc series by C J Cheryth is excellent. Sherri S Tepper's The Six Moon Dance is gender different with a young boy being taught in a school to be a "companion" to women. Good novel though. None of these are pornographic, but do have strong sexual themes.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2008 6:34:47 PM PDT
D.L. Mains says:
Dragon Riders of Pern is a good example of bonding. It also suggests a helplessness in chosing their own partner though. My own novel, The Chosen One, has strong sexual themes and the human/alien sex has been reviewed as 'hot.' :)
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