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10 Authors Who Put Sex In Their Science Fiction
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Sex and science fiction have not always been the most obvious partners; combining the two has occasionally defeated even the genre's greatest luminaries. But here are ten authors who successfully brought sex into the future. Samuel R. Delany His novel Dhalgren is a hugely complex, at times incomprehensible tome reminiscent of the works of Thomas Pynchon. It also showcases every imaginable form of human sexuality, including a long-term polyamorous relationship between the protagonist, his lover Lanya Colson, and a gang member called Denny.
Science fiction has often had an uncomfortable relationship with romance. I like to think that this attitude is changing. Vaughan with art by Fiona Staples feels like a cultural shift. The story is a massive, sprawling space opera featuring some of the creepiest and most disturbing science fictional ideas of all time.