Sunday, October 21, 2018

An Important Cause - And A Touching Review


Amos Lassen is more than a tremendously skilled reviewer - who I am truly blessed that has enjoyed my work - but one of the sweetest, kindest people I have ever known ... and he needs your help.

Please follow this link to his GoFundMe page and give as much as you can so that this truly special person can live the life he deserves.

Here is the information on his situation:

My dear friend Amos Lassen, a powerful supporter of authors and filmmakers for years, needs our help. 
Over many years, Amos has been engaged in an act of love—that is, love of the art of writing and filmmaking, and love of those who produce it. 
Without compensation of any kind, he has published more than 15,000 reviews of books and films in support of civil and human rights for the LGBTQ+ community, proving himself to be a powerful advocate for these individuals and for the art that portrays their lives in a realistic and empathetic way. 
Now, he needs us to help him keep this act of love alive.Amos is in serious financial trouble. 
After being forced to give up his cherished dog by a mercenary landlord, Amos was priced out of his Brookline apartment in December of 2017 by rent increases. Since then he has been essentially homeless, his personal possessions packed away in storage. Air B&B's and the YMCA are not the best places to call home, and yet this is the choice Amos has had to make. 
Those of us who don't struggle financially don't always realize everything that means. For Amos, it means he can't maintain his website, where he has posted insightful book reviews for many years. It means he can't replace the computer he needs in order to keep helping others. It means he is living in a room at the YMCA and struggles to pay for storing the possessions he had to remove from his apartment a year ago. 
We can fix this. We can help Amos keep helping others. Here are some ways: 
1. If you can contribute financially, please do. Any amount is appreciated. 
2. If you have a working computer you think he could use, please email therobinreardon@gmail.com. 
3. If you have ideas regarding living arrangements better than the YMCA, or about other ways we might help Amos, please email therobinreardon@gmail. 
And if you know Amos, please don't contact him directly about this effort; he doesn't know I'm doing it. 
Thank you for anything you can do to improve Amos' circumstances. 
— Lisa Stephani

And here is his touching review of my new book, Hard Drive: The Best Sci-Fi Erotica Of M.Christian ... you're the best, Amos!

Our Sexuality Makes Us Human

Amos Lassen

I have been reading and reviewing M. Christian for about twelve years now and regard him as one of our finest erotica writers today. His importance is in how he sees our sexuality as that which as far as they go and he does this once again in his new collection of cyberpunk adventure, “Hard Drive”. His sexual stories are outrageous and therefore great fun. This collection contains a story that M.Christian selected these stories from other erotica collections and not only are they celebrations of sexually explicit cyberpunk science fiction, they are also examples of what good writing is. We go to the “outer reaches of BDSM, gay, lesbian, and straight sexuality in the near and far future: worlds of brilliant imagination, relentless passion, and supernova heat!” It is really exciting to have the stories that he considers his best all on one volume. Now I go through the volume and say something about each story but that takes away from the element of surprise you get when you read.

Christian is very frank in his descriptions of intimacy and he has the ability to draw characters with whom we can easily associate because they are like us—they are searching for what they do not have sexually.

Physical and sexual pleasures are part of our lives even though they are transitory and perhaps that is why some of the stories here may indeed shock you. I am not sure why we are shocked when we are daily being bombarded by new technologies. The anthology is made up of seventeen stories and I can honestly say that I do not know when last I had such a good time reading before this. A word of warning—- I became so engrossed in what I read that I made the mistake of starting in the afternoon and then staying up all night reading.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A Wonderful Contest: Win A Copy of HARD DRIVE

This is really fantastic: the great folks at Tickle.life have put together a contest to be judged by
little ol' me - and the prize is a copy of my new book, Hard Drive: The Best SciFi Erotica Of M.Christian!

What's even more fun is that the contest is to write a story about what kind of technology you want to see in the future!

So get writing and maybe you'll get a copy of Hard Drive!

Check out the details in this flyer -and to submit go to Tickle.life here.




Thursday, August 2, 2018

Hard Drive: Thanks so much, Lisabet!

This is beyond special: check out this very-lovely write-up my pal Lisabet Sarai posted about my new book, Hard Drive: The Best Sci-Fi Erotica of M.Christian!

Here's an except - for the full thing just click here.


When I heard about the release of Hard Drive, M. Christian’s newly released collection of science fiction erotica, I offered to put up a post for him on my blog. However, I soon realized it would be disingenuous to pretend that he was just another author, that this was just another bit of social media promotion. I’ve known M.Christian for a long time—at least fifteen years—and I’ve always been a fan of his erotic fiction.

No, scratch that. I’m not a “fan”. That implies slavish adoration. I am a discerning and appreciative reader. He’s one of the most imaginative and versatile authors I’ve encountered. He writes everything from horror to romance, sci-fi to stroke. He can create believably erotic scenarios involving characters who are straight, gay, lesbian, and completely unlabeled. Even after all these years, he can still surprise me.

We’ve read and reviewed each other’s work over the decades. He has edited my stories for his collections; I’ve done the same for him, including his single author altruistic erotica volume Coming Together Presents: M. Christian, which supports Planned Parenthood

So I can’t really claim to be objective when it comes to M. Christian. He’s not only a valued colleague but a friend.

Still, you should believe me when I tell you this book is a treat. Hard Drive collects the best of his speculative erotica tales, a genre that’s one of both his favorites and my own, published over his long career.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Sexual Futurism Celebration Continues: Great Review of Finger's Breadth!

This is so very, very, VERY cool: check out this lovely review of the audiobook version of my queer erotic sci-fi novel Finger's Breadth from Gay Book Reviews!

You can order the audiobook here - and the ebook version is also available on Amazon.


I am generally bored with the extensive sex scenes in a contemporary romance genre but I love gay erotica, the cradle of the boys’ love genre and all LGBTQ sub-genres that have been resulted from the mother-father of the LGBTQ fiction.

We can have long discussions about broad disparities between the genres and sub-genres and their missions but, without appearing too vulgar, no doubts, the main target of erotic literature is to arouse the reader sexually.

To write GOOD erotica is not easy, don’t underestimate it. Not only sexual fantasy has to be impressive in its own way, but the PLOT itself and the WRITING have to be in har­mo­ny with each other. M. Christian with his Finger’s Breadth met all the criteria for a fascinating erotic novel. Not what I expected, but it made this book even more impressive.

I won’t qualify it as horror, but I read not too many horror books to be a judge. There is a touch of romance, suspense, psychological thriller and a social satire. It is kinky and philosophical. Erotic. Terrifying. Fascinating. Disturbing. Intriguing. Haunting.

A gay community of San Francisco is terrified, anxious and insecure. A maniac is at large with an eye for mutilation. No one is safe from him. He drugs his victims and cuts off the top of their little fingers. Cops and freelance agents are hunting him but all they have are dead-end leads. The number of gay men with nine and a half fingers grows up and with it a spirit of solidarity. You have still 10 fingers? Maybe you ARE the Cutter?

We learn from different men and the way they deal with the fears and handle their lives in these gloomy times. It is like an analogy of a short stories that in some way are connected with each other. But WHO does it and in the first place WHY. Don’t expect a clear statement at the end, don’t hope too early that you get it, and you know what is going on here. Very intriguing.

I listened to an audiobook, and I would like particularly to mention an extraordinary writing style that A.A. Ron, the narrator, emphasizes even more.

It has an invisible strong rhythm that is SIMPLY impossible not to hear. Very creative and captivating.

A.A. Ron did a fantastic job. I have to admit, it was not love from the first tone. His style appeared a bit robotic. But once the story started to unfold, his voice grew on me and I asked myself how I couldn’t have seen it from the very beginning.

I’m glad to discover M.Christian, a new interesting writer of erotica genre. My first but for sure not the last book by the author.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A SexualFuturist Celebration: Future Of Sex


I've had a lot of writing gigs over the years but my all-time favorite has to be Future Of Sex! How much of a favorite? Well, check this out I just wrote my 200th ARTICLE for them! Rock and roll!

Check out all of my articles here: https://futureofsex.net/author/m-christian.

Monday, July 2, 2018

In The Puzzle Palace

Check it out, folks, my new hobby - a cyberpunk (ish) art blog: In the Puzzle Palace!  I'm also putting some of my artwork up on my Instagram as well.  

Here are some samples:





Monday, June 25, 2018

HARD DRIVE - And The Winner Is ...

After asking everyone here on my site as well as with people on Tumbr, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook the verdict has come in ... and the winner for the cover of my upcoming book,
HARD DRIVE: The Best Sci-Fi Erotica Of M.Christian is...

Ta-da!



Stay tuned for more info on when 
HARD DRIVE: The Best Sci-Fi Erotica Of M.Christian 
will be available!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Hard Drive - Help Me Pick A Cover!

This is flat-out AMAZING!  Frankie Hill at Sizzler Editions has always done fantastic covers but this time ... well, wow and more wows: Frankie has done not just one but THREE staggering covers for my upcoming collection, Hard Drive: The Best SciFi Erotica of M.Christian.

The problem is I have no clue which one to pick!  That's why I'm asking the three or four people who are nice enough to still be checking out my site to help me choose. 

So just share in the comments which you like the best and that will help me make my mind up!

Cover 1:


Cover 2:  


Cover 3:

Friday, May 19, 2017

FIVE TO THE FUTURE - Only .99 for a limited time!

Here's your chance to read the very fun (if I do say so myself) anthology I put together with Ernest Hogan, Emily Devenport, Cynthia Ward, and Arthur Byron Cover - especially as, for a short time, it is now just 99 cents ... and FREE if you have Amazon Unlimited.


TOP 100 IN SF ANTHOLOGIES AMAZON KINDLE -5 THRILLING PEEKS INTO THE FUTURE FROM 5 VISIONARY WRITERS!

What will tomorrow look like? Here are five speculative answers from top science fiction authors.

Another outrageous act of science fiction by self-described “recombocultural Chicano mutant” Ernest Hogan, a soul-touching tale of furry friends and bittersweet affection by Emily Devenport, a neon-highlighted '80s love letter to a classic anime by Cynthia Ward, a multi-dimensionally kaleidoscopic tale of love beyond reality by Arthur Byron Cover, and M.Christian’s standout novelette about the Soviet-era practice of smuggling Western music impressed onto discarded X-rays.

The contributors:

M.Christian‘s published fiction includes science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers, erotica and even non-fiction. His fantasy and science fiction have appeared in Talebones, Space & Time Magazine, Skull Full of Spurs, Graven Images, Horror Garage, Song of Cthulhu, and other science fantasy publications. The best of his short SF/H/F has been published in the collection Love Without Gun Control. Multiple Hugo and Nebula winner Mike Resnick has hailed M.Christian’s sf as "unique and truly fascinating." In addition to writing, he is a prolific and respected anthologist whose credits include The Mammoth Book of Future Cops and The Mammoth Book of Tales of the Road (with Maxim Jakubowksi), and many more.

Arthur Byron Cover is the author of the Nebula-nominee novel Autumn Angels, part of his Great Mystery trilogy, a saga of godlike men—which also includes An East Wind Coming, a novel pitting Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper. His short stories have been widely anthologized, and often selected for The Year’s Best Horror Stories and other collections. He has also written works set in the Buffyverse and in Asimov’s Foundation Universe.

Emily Devenport is the author of Shade, Larissa, Scorpianne, EggHeads, The Kronos Condition, GodHeads, Broken Time (which was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award), Belarus, and Enemies. Her newest novels, The Night Shifters and Spirits of Glory, are in ebook form on Amazon, Smashwords, and more. She is currently working on a novel based on her popular novelette, “The Servant.” Her short stories were published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Full Spectrum, The Mammoth Book of Kaiju, Uncanny, Cicada, Science Fiction World, Clarkesworld, and Aboriginal SF, whose readers voted her a Boomerang Award (which turned out to be an actual boomerang).

Ernest Hogan is a six-foot tall Aztec leprechaun who was born in East LA back in the Atomic Age. Because he is the author of High Aztech, Smoking Mirror Blues, and Cortez on Jupiter, he is considered to be the Father of Chicano Science Fiction. His short fiction has appeared in Amazing Stories, Analog, Science Fiction Age, and many other publications.

Cynthia Ward has published stories in Asimov's Science Fiction, Shattered Prism, Weird Tales, Athena's Daughters (Silence in the Library Publishing), and other anthologies and magazines. Her stories "Norms" and "#rising" made the Tangent Online Recommended Reading List for 2011 and 2014. She edited the anthologies Lost Trails: Forgotten Tales of the Weird West Volumes One and Two for WolfSinger Publications. Her short alternate-history novel, The Adventure of the Incognita Countess, is now available from Aqueduct Press.

These prescient and creative minds join forces to offer you a don't-miss anthology of the year!