“The book American Gods wishes it was.” --Despina Durand

Monday, October 29, 2012


I've got a guest post over at the Sleeping Hedgehog telling the inside story of how the tantric sex scene in the beginning of Smoking Mirror Blues scared away a cover artist. It's called “Curse of the Glittering Vagina, Or, How Tantric Yoga Cost Me a Cover.”

This was the first edition of Smoking Mirror Blues, a trade paperback that's still available from Wordcraft of Oregon.

I didn't think I was writing a “dirty” book, but it's amazing how many of the reviewers thought to warn potential readers about the sex:

There are touches of erotica here too, which might offend some longtime SF readers . . . James Palmer, Strange Horizons 
Hogan comes right at you with graphic depictions of sex . . . Jack Mangan, SF Reader.Com 
. . . really brings the diversity in terms of ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation of the characters. SciFiLatino.com

. . . full of sex of many kinds, including tantric . . . Green Man Review

So, consider yourself warned.

1 comment:

  1. For some reason, I can only get from October 31st to November 3rd to give SMOKING MIRROR BLUES for free on Kindle -- they count the days by hours and it adds up weird. Anyway, download early and often!