January 6th, 2011

Man's World - Sexy Space Opera

I’ve been excited about Man’s World ever since the first single idea cell spontaneously generated in the primordial soup of my brain.

I love old space opera, especially in its sexy incarnations. Classic Flash Gordon comics (and the old serials to some degree) are full of understated eros, sexy costumes, and exaggerated male and female characters. The 70s movie Flesh Gordon took all these icons into an explicit direction and, even if the film isn’t great, I enjoyed it. The French comic strip and Jane Fonda movie Barbarella provided another inspiration.  Hell, even the 80’s TV Buck Rogers in the 25th Century helped me craft this story.

In my novel, I wanted to tell a straightforward story about a girl’s adventures in an SF world of sexual stereotypes inspired by old pulps and 20th Century notions of sexuality. My partner Drake had also shared with me his interest in a man named William Moulton Marston, a truly twisted renaissance character who lived from 1893 to 1947. Marston was a psychiatrist, inventor, and author who had some very definite ideas about the roles of men and women.

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New book! Man’s World by Angela Caperton

Man’s World
by Angela Caperton
ISBN: 978-1-61390-008-6
Word Count: 54,981
List Price: $5.99

The battle of the sexes has never been sexier until the new erotic sf novel from Angela Caperton: Man’s World.

For the wealthy, or the lucky, the universe is a vast and wonderful place. There are planets to visit, luxury space ships to patronize, designer drugs to take, and luxurious sex to purchase. However, for Stella Blue Darter, courtesan and gambling addict, the universe is just filled with accidents waiting to happen. When her beautiful body and chronic haplessness land her on Moulton, a planet ruled by a patriarchy and plagued by various female uprisings, she’s not terribly surprised by the trouble she’s in. But she hadn’t counted on meeting Harker Merman and his dashing, dominating siblings. Stella’s in over her head, and she’ll have to find a way to survive on nothing but her wits and looks in Man’s World.

Angela Caperton’s eclectic erotica spans many genres, including romance, horror, fantasy, and what she calls contemporary-with-a-twist. Look for her stories published with Cleis, Circlet Press, Drollerie Press, eXtasy Books, and in the indie magazine Out of the Gutter. Visit Angela at http://blog.angelacaperton.com

Also available at the Kindle Store.

Hot excerpt:

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Mirrored from Circlet Press: Welcome to Circlet 2.0.

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Sample an older Circlet title! Today: Like a Myth

Like a Myth
Like a Myth
Four erotic tales featuring folkoric settings of India, Japan, Korea, and a fantastic orient that never was. Circlet's newest eBook anthology features supernatural elements and steamy chance meetings set against a rich backdrop of faraway places. Like all Circlet books, LIKE A MYTH is both sex-positive and explicit, celebrating the erotic imagination and "erotic fantasy" in all senses of the term. [Warning: Explicit sexual content.] Includes: Tara is Compassion; Tara is Play by Teresa Roberts //Mud Licker by Elizabeth Black // One Thousand by Andrea Dayle // The Sultan's Savage by Argus Marks
Price: $3.99

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Tara is Compassion; Tara is Play by Teresa Noelle Roberts

Mud Licker by Elizabeth Black

One Thousand by Andrea Dale

The Sultan’s Savage by Argus Marks

Mythical excerpt:

Tara is Compassion; Tara is Play

by Teresa Noelle Roberts

Tara could remember every mortal who had ever called upon her for aid. Yet, at the same time, they blurred together. Encompassing the infinite as she did, understanding that the individual and the universe were equally real and equally illusionary were, in fact, basically the same thing. Her memory was both sharper and more diffuse than it had been during her human lives. It was a blessing and a curse of being a bodhisattva.

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Mirrored from Circlet Press: Welcome to Circlet 2.0.

Man's World Contest!

 So, what kind of space opera do you like?

I named a few of my inspirations in my earlier post. Others include John Carter of Mars, Battlestar Galactica, and one of my very favorites, Firefly, would all qualify. They're all smart, dramatic and sexy in their own ways.

Let me know what your favorite space opera is, and why!  Old or new, it doesn't matter.  Convince me!

Post your answers here until January 15th.  I'll pick one (author's discretion) and you'll win a free PDF copy of Man's World!

Good luck!