Talk:Sex and sexuality in speculative fiction

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Greenwood Encyclopedia[edit]

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy contains several theme entries that could be used/cited here as sources. Disclaimer: I am the author of a couple of the entries that I have in mind (the one on "Marriage" and the one on "Nudity"). The thematic entries in this reference work are generally pretty in good in being concise and accessible but also reasonably comprehensive. Also, each has the advantage of dealing with both SF and fantasy texts. So anyone else working on this article might be interested to look them up. Metamagician3000 (talk) 11:24, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Robert Sheckley[edit]

I have recently read Crompton Divided, and I must say that I believe Sheckley has a large influence still felt in Science Fiction today - like Douglas Adams but a bit darker. Some of the places he went in investigating the sexual nature of beings such as in "In a Land of Clear Colours" clearly show that some of his work is worthy of including on this page as among the works of early SF writers who pushed the boundaries. I hope you will consider him for inclusion. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.17.99.251 (talk) 03:53, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Themes explored section[edit]

I've removed this. Seems unencyclopedic and OR. Still, in case it comes in handy here's the material:

Some of the themes explored include:

Metamagician3000 (talk) 10:13, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

I restored the "Themes explored" section for the spoken version of the article. I think it improves the article. This list of themes is mostly missing inline citations at present; however, examples of the themes are manifest in the remainder of the article. DivineMeaninglessness (talk) 02:11, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Sex with Aliens[edit]

Sex and Sexuality to be complete should include mention of Larry Niven's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringworld where the Louis Gridley Wu character spends a lot of time like a sex tourist on holidays fornicating with as many of the local evolutionary divergent bipeds including a female with a beard that he can. Now this deserves a mention! (I have heard or read of no other SciFi Novel as explicitly sexualized in this sense!) 123.2.45.31 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 04:22, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^ Amy Cuomo, "The Scientific Appropriation of Female Reproductive Power in Junior", Extrapolation, v.39, n.4, pp. 352-363 (Winter 1988).
  2. ^ Robert J. Sawyer, Male Pregnancy
  3. ^ "Within fan fiction, a number of subgenres are well recognized....mpreg, where a man gets pregnant."Hellekson, Karen; Kristina Busse (2006). Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet: New Essays. McFarland. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-7864-2640-9.