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Best Fantastic Erotica

4.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  30 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The best erotic science fiction and fantasy as determined by the annual contest run by Circlet Press. Rewarding originality and positive sensuality, the contest inspires well-known and unknown writers alike to excel in this provocative genre. Erotic sf/f combines erotic and sexual themes with magic, futurism, high fantasy, cyberpunk, space opera, magic realism, and all the ...more
312 pages
Published (first published November 22nd 2007)
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Lisabet Sarai
May 28, 2012 Lisabet Sarai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic has several meanings. In the context of Cecilia Tan's new anthology, the word refers to fiction which has elements of the supernatural or the futuristic. At the same time, “fantastic” also serves as a superlative, a synonym to “wonderful”, “exceptional” or (in today's parlance) “awesome”. I have no hesitation in using the word in its second sense to describe this collection. Cecilia Tan and Circlet have winnowed down a set of more than five hundred submissions to present eighteen of th ...more
Feb 16, 2014 Joanna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I overall enjoyed it, I think I need to steer clear of erotica in general in the future. While I don't mind sex in my scifi and fantasy, books where the focus is sex make me feel uncomfortably like a voyeur.
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Dec 08, 2011 Joe Nobel rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
great, but I'm partial because one of my stories is in it
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Susie Bright says, "Cecilia Tan is simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature." Since the publication of Telepaths Don't Need Safewords in 1992, she has been on the cutting edge of the erotic form, often combining elements of fantasy and science fiction in her work. She is also founder and editor of Circlet Press.

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