"Erotic, and original, state-of-the-art science fiction." —Ernest Hogan, author, High Aztech
"A totally unique and truly fascinating voice." —Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award winning science fiction author
At last! M.Christian's highly anticipated sequel to his legendary erotic science fiction collection, The Bachelor Machine!
With The Bachelor Machine, M.Christian set the bar for erotic science fiction stories. Now he has returned to the genre with a brand new collection that will amaze as well as arouse: Skin Effect—tales that push the envelopes of both science fiction and erotica in innovative and stimulating ways. Here are stories voyaging to the near and far future, exploring the ultimate limits of sex and arousal.
With an introduction by the Chicano Science Fiction legend Ernest Hogan (author of High Aztech and Cortez on Jupiter), the stories in Skin Effect—some never before seen—are beyond BDSM, beyond fetish, beyond kink ... and even beyond the limits of science fiction!
Story contents include:
The Subsequent State
The Bell House Invitation
The Potter's Wheel
Double Toil And Trouble
A Kiss Goodnight
Plus a special, and very thoughtful Afterword by the author: "It's 'Not' The End of the World as We Know It – And I Feel Fine".
"M.Christian is a hybrid artist and knockout stylist on the order of Jonathan Lethem. Hard-boiled, sharp-edged, funny and fierce, his tales brim with unbridled imagination and pitch-perfect satire." —Jim Gladstone
"M.Christian is a writer who takes you for a long walk down a dark wet street at midnight. You can't get much more edgy and still be legal. His fiction never disappoints." —Nancy Kilpatrick, author, The Power of the Blood series and In the Shadow of the Gargoyle
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Calling M.Christian versatile is a tremendous understatement. Extensively published in science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers, and even non-fiction, it is in erotica that M.Christian has become an acknowledged master - with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and, in fact, too many anthologies, magazines, and sites to name.
M. Christian has also edited a distinguished line of anthologies on his own and with collaborators like Maxim Jakubowski and Carol Queen.
His novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Brushes, and Painted Doll were published to critical acclaim. He blogs monthly for The Erotica Readers and Writers Association website.
When he's not writing - which isn't often - M.Christian ("Chris" to his friends) is an avid foodie, gamer, photographer, and also creates odd little art projects ... and, considering Chris, 'odd' is an understatement as well.
Praise from PW
“Future technology’s ability to alter the very nature of our humanity—and the ways those changes interact with sex—shapes this solid collection of futuristic stories from erotica author Christian (Eros ex Machina). Each story has a strong speculative element—such as the voluntary removal of painful memories (“[Title Forgotten]”), or magical masturbation while recovering from a cyberattack (“Double Toil and Trouble”)—that’s blended with a frank expression of sexuality. Equal time is spent on describing how a semi-sentient fabric works and narrating the ways that one character teases another into arousal. One-partner encounters dominate, but “The Bell House Invitation,” featuring a linked-experience orgy in which each person is individually aroused but shares the pleasure collectively, stands out as the best entry. ...plenty for sex-positive futurists to enjoy here. (Mar.)”