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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2017-03-07 10:24 pm
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FMK #3: I heard there was some real kinky stuff in these, y'all*

Okay! Now that I have gone through all the paperbacks and have a better idea of what I actually have, this should be a fun one. :D

Results from last week's FMK.

How FMK works: I am trying to clear out my unread books piles. So there is a poll, in which you get to pick F, M, or K. F means I should spend a night of wild passion with the book ASAP, and then decide. M means I should continue to commit to a long-term relationship of sharing my bedroom with it. K means it should go away, immediately and with prejudice. Anyone can vote, you don't have to actually know anything about the books.

I am going to start officially closing the poll and picking winners on Friday nights because I don't always have time on Sunday to read a whole novel. (although not actually closing it probably, people can still vote.)

Link to long version of explanation (on previous poll)


Poll #18074 FMK #3: I heard there was some real kinky stuff in these, y'all*
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 49


Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel (1980)

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F
16 (40.0%)

M
7 (17.5%)

K
17 (42.5%)

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqcueline Carey (2001)

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F
32 (74.4%)

M
6 (14.0%)

K
5 (11.6%)

The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure by Storm Constantine (2003)

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F
14 (60.9%)

M
5 (21.7%)

K
4 (17.4%)

Touched by Venom by Janine Cross (2005)

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F
11 (50.0%)

M
4 (18.2%)

K
7 (31.8%)

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (1991)

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F
16 (42.1%)

M
6 (15.8%)

K
16 (42.1%)

Guilty Pleasures by Laurel K. Hamilton (1993)

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F
12 (41.4%)

M
2 (6.9%)

K
15 (51.7%)

House of Zeor by Jacqueline Lichtenberg (1974)

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F
15 (71.4%)

M
4 (19.0%)

K
2 (9.5%)

High Couch of Silistra by Janet Morris (1977)

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F
15 (71.4%)

M
4 (19.0%)

K
2 (9.5%)

Tarnsman of Gor by John Norman (1966)

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F
6 (17.6%)

M
1 (2.9%)

K
27 (79.4%)

The Healing of Crossroads by Nick O'Donohoe (1990)

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F
11 (50.0%)

M
2 (9.1%)

K
9 (40.9%)

Kildar by John Ringo (2006)

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F
7 (29.2%)

M
1 (4.2%)

K
16 (66.7%)



*I may have heard wrong
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[personal profile] gehayi 2017-03-08 07:27 am (UTC)(link)
I remember reading the Zeor series when I was a teenager, and I didn't see anything kinky about it. Humanity has been divided into two types, the Simes (predators) and the Gens (prey). Differentiation between the two appears in puberty, when a Sime goes through changeover, which means fever, convulsions and, after hours or days of agony, the emergence of tentacles on their forearms. Two sets are for gripping the forearms of a Gen; the third seizes the life energy called selyn produced by Gens, without which a Sime cannot survive. Simes who can take selyn from Gens without killing them and who can transfer selyn to other Simes are called "channels." Unfortunately, channels are rare. A Gen in Sime territory (at least at the beginning) is likely to be captured, penned and killed, like cattle. A Sime in Gen territory is likely to be killed by terrified Gens.

All of the books I read formed a generational saga, as they follow a family of channels, the Farrises, over time.

I suppose that transfer--when a Sime takes selyn from a Gen--might have looked kinky in 1974, as transfer involves forearm-to-forearm grip and lip contact. So it looks like two people kissing while in an awkward hug. And since the lead Sime and Gen in House of Zeor are both male, some people might have found this shocking in the Seventies. Plus it's basically science-fiction vampires. However, IIRC, transfer is not treated as sexual or exciting but life-threatening. Honestly, the focus of the series is on Simes and Gens finding ways to live with each other and recognize each other as people.
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[personal profile] gehayi 2017-03-08 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh. I never heard of Kraith.

I don't recall the Sime tentacles ever being used in a sexual way, though--at least not in canon. Maybe people just associate tentacles with porn.
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[personal profile] ratcreature 2017-03-08 08:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Just how much of it is there? Quite some time ago I've read quite a bit of what's online here: http://www.simegen.com/fandom/startrek/kraith/

Which is like six collected volumes plus supplementary materials.
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[personal profile] ratcreature 2017-03-08 09:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Glad to help. I mostly remember that it did not hit my kinks quite right, but I was curious enough about the old skool TOS kink to keep reading.