By turns gothic and erotic, punk and precious, violent and virulent, sexy and sarcastic, irreverent and obscene, unsentimentally noir and brutally, shamelessly romantic, these twenty stories by one of the contemporary masters of the form are like no others you will ever read.
Dark Matter is the clearest snapshot of Roche's bold, early vision during a time when sex and genre fiction were being reinvented for the next millennium. After more than a decade out of print, this influential collection is available again with a new never-before-published introductory essay by the author about the erotic landscape of 1990s American culture. Take a walk down the wild side where horror, crime-noir, erotica, cyberpunk, kink, bodymod, trans politics, urban fantasy and sexual commentary intersect.
One reader offers this five-star review: "I can't say enough about this collection of stories. Though I've had it for quite a while, I still go back and re-read it cover to cover. If you are a fan of smart, queer erotica and gender/ goth mind twists then you'll find this book is more than worth looking for! It's got it all with the perfect little sideways smile overlying the whole thing. Perfect!"
Thomas Roche's work has been praised by Carol Queen, Susie Bright, Maxim Jakubowski, Patrick Califia, Poppy Z. Brite, Violet Blue, Alison Tyler, and many other writers and critics of the genre. His fiction has appeared in the Best American Erotica series four times, numerous times in the Best New Erotica series, and in more than 400 other anthologies, magazines, and websites.
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About the Author
Thomas Roche has been a blogger, a short story writer, an editor, a marketing executive, and a web reporter for more than a decade, having written regularly for Techyum.com, tinyNibbles.com, Night-Bazaar.com, Gothic.net, GettingIt.com, WriteSex.net, GoodVibes.com, 13thStreet.com and many other websites.
He is a community sex educator in San Francisco with San Francisco Sex Information, a nonprofit educational organization.