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Gothic.net Panel of Experts – BDSM in Horror (SFW)

Gothic.net Panel of Experts – BDSM in Horror
Posted by Amelia G

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Gothic.net has posted a new installment of the Panel of Experts and the current question is: Does a storyline seem more or less frightening to you, when BDSM themes are included, such as those in Hellraiser or Ichi the Killer? Besides yours truly, some other Blue Blood notables on the Panel include John Shirley, Will Judy, Forrest Black, Cecilia Tan, Thomas S. Roche, Ed Mironiuk, Eric Swartz, and Chad Savage.

For me, the relatability and familiarity of some of the BDSM aspect . . .

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Rudy Rucker Posts 10th Issue of Free Flurb

Rudy Rucker Posts 10th Issue of Free Flurb

by Amelia G : September 22nd, 2010

If you like cyberpunk sf, you are probably familiar with author and general cool guy Rudy Rucker. What you might not know, or at least I didn’t until now, is that Rudy Rucker edits an online science fiction zine called Flurb. It is free to read and includes many top speculative fiction/science fiction talents.

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I found Flurb via a link from author Annalee Newitz on Facebook. Her story in Flurb #10 is called The Gravity Fetishist and is eighteen kinds of awesome. First of all, just the idea that, in a future where humanity has colonized space, someone might fetishize something we earth-dwellers all take for granted, gravity, is tremendously hilarious and inspired. The story itself really captures the feeling of craving the forbidden, cultural aspects of sexuality, the way reality doesn’t necessarily live up to fantasy, and our sexual triggers don’t always match up perfectly to what happens or even what could happen. It is a really nice meld of hard sf and social science, with a dash of tasty pervery.

Other contributors to Flurb #10 include editor Rudy Rucker himself with a bit of consciously Burroughsian alternate history. Blue Blood contributor John Shirley offers up a tale of ultimate drug addict self-destruction. Author Jon Armstrong has another standout piece with a complex weaving of the mechanics of pop . . .

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Backstage Passes: An Anthology of Rock and Roll Erotica from the Pages of Blue Blood

Sorry I haven’t updated in a few days. I was scheduled to announce the release of my fabulous anthology Backstage Passes on Monday. But I was wracked with anxiety and inappropriate affect, so, instead of feeling celebratory about the awesomeness, I just mostly felt nervous and queasy. Excited contributors have all been emailing me for the past day to make sure all is well. Okay, that is probably an overshare. Let me start again.

I am pleased to announce that my book Backstage Passes: An Anthology of Rock and Roll Erotica from the pages of Blue Blood just came out. The stories explore different aspects of the eroticism of music subcultures. It’s got sexy literary fiction from all sorts of cool genre authors including Poppy Z. Brite, Nancy A. Collins, John Shirley, Will Judy, Shariann Lewitt, Cecilia Tan, Andrew Greenberg, William Spencer-Hale, Althea Morin, Sèphera Girón, Thomas S. Roche, and more. The book includes a story I wrote too, one of my only published fiction works where I wrote in the third person. I’m fortunate to have been able to work with so many great people.

The book won’t be available in stores until September, but you all can buy copies now from the Blue Blood Books site and get yours all early way before the general population can. It will make me feel all warm and gooey inside if you do.

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