Scraps of the Untainted Sky Science Fiction Utopia Dystopia

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The Endgame

When I left home, I swore I'd never hide anything about myself again. From college, to law school, to the United States Senate representing California, I've done it all as an out gay man. So, when I'm in DC and see a beautiful guy at the hotel bar, I don't hesitate to proposition himright before he runs out on me, leaving his sunglasses behind like my very own Cinderfella.

I've always known I'm gay, but never acted on it. Pretending isn't easy, but it means I can keep playing football. No one has ever guessed my secret until the gorgeous man at a bar in DC. At least he doesn't know who I am the best tight end in the NFL, playing for the Atlanta Lightning. Though my identity doesn't stay a secret from him for long.

Between texts and late night phone calls, we get to know each other. West's the only person who knows all the parts of me, just like I know his. When he asks for one night together so he can show me what it's like to be with a man, I can't say no. But once isn't enough, and we keep sneaking around together brief encounters, in California, Georgia, or DC, filled with passionate touches and whispered truths.

I never thought I'd have love. West never thought he'd want it. Now we're all in with each other, but he still has time left in his Senate term. I have contract obligations to fulfill, and I'm closeted. We don't even live in the same state. The odds are stacked against us, but if there's one thing I know, it's how to win. He's the endgame in the biggest challenge of my life, the one I'm banking my future happiness on.

Fandom (Famous, #3)


Everyone remembers the night the boy band Eleven broke up. Hearts shattered around the world, including my own.

I made a mistake, and I’ve been avoiding bandmate Mason Nash ever since.

At first it was hard, but eighteen months ago, he made it easier by leaving Hollywood and disappearing.

When Eleven reunion talks start, I’m against it completely. I could really do with the publicity, but I don’t want to face Mason again. I’m sure he won’t want to see me either.


I don’t miss LA or anyone in it. Not even the guys from Eleven.

So, when they turn up on my doorstep talking about reunions, the last thing I want to do is hear them out.

I hold strong too. Until my eyes land on Denver Smith.

My ex best friend.

Two and a half years ago, he ghosted me, and I still don’t know why.

I want answers—I miss him—but I don’t want to let him back into my life if there’s a chance he’ll walk away again.

**Fandom is a full length MM novel that mentions/deals with/addresses some heavy topics. For a list of triggers, look inside the free sample and find them in the front of the book.

The Alpha Experiment (Mismatched Mates, #3)

Studying shifter genetics takes brains, patience…and sometimes simulating mating rituals with your alpha werewolf bestie. You know, for science…

Brilliant geneticist Newton McEwen, the only human in a family of werewolves, has devoted his life to researching the scientific key to shifter magic. Now he’s being blackmailed and his life’s work is threatened if he can’t produce results.

Alpha werewolf Colin Kimball is a newly minted pack leader with a mountain of responsibilities, but when his lifelong best friend tells him he needs help, Colin drops everything to run to his aid. But Newt’s not just looking for a brawny bodyguard to watch his back—he needs help with an experiment, one he can’t carry out alone.

Out of academically approved methods, and desperate to accelerate his research, Newt’s trying a last ditch approach, with himself as the test subject. And the very alpha Colin as the catalyst.

Determined to succeed, Newt’s willing to get up close and personal with Colin as many times as it takes. Only feelings weren’t a variable logic minded Newt took into account. Now not only is Newt’s career on the line, his most important relationship is at stake. Can they outwit Newt’s blackmailer and move on from their experimentation…or will they lose the friendship that means everything to them?

The Alpha Experiment features not so scientific mating rituals, magical handcuffs, some very inappropriate outdoor activities, knotting, and a guaranteed happily ever after. Even though it’s number five in the Mismatched Mates series, it can be read as a standalone. The series does not contain mpreg.

Headstrong (Vino & Veritas, #3)

A straight guy gives gay hookup tips to a virgin. What could go wrong?

When I first met Whit, I couldn’t get away from him fast enough. He’s a hockey player, and I hate everything to do with the sport that once broke my heart.

But I can’t help feeling sorry for the guy. He’s newly out and desperate to meet someone, but his eagerness seems to scare potential hook ups away.

Agreeing to be his wingman should’ve been simple. Watching him flirt with other guys made things complicated.

Whit challenges me in every aspect of my life, from my hatred of hockey to the new questions I’m asking myself. Like why a straight man suddenly can’t stop thinking about kissing another guy.

I think the answer lies somewhere on Whit’s lips

Show Me (Extracurricular Activities #3)

Two Roommates. One Camera. A whole lot of action.

I get crushes the way some people get seasonal allergies.
And sharing a house with four hot roommates is like being stuck in permanent spring.
Too bad I keep getting friend zoned.

But it’s senior year now, and I’m done pining for the impossible.
Time to live it up and go out with a bang.
Or a lot of bangs.

And I’m definitely, definitely not getting attached to anyone.
Especially not my straight, gym loving, football player roommate Sam whose impressively large smile I caught a glimpse of once.
Or several times.

That’s why, when Sam asks me for help with a very special, very NSFW project so he can make a little cash, of course I agree. In the name of friendship.

And if it turns out that Sam’s than just muscles—that he’s sweet, and smart, and a little bit filthy, and a whole lot less straight than I thought—well, that’s neither here nor there, because this time I’m gonna be smart. This time, I’m friend zoning myself.

We’ve got a list of deliciously hot scenarios, a camera, and Sam’s huge… smile. What could possibly go wrong?

From the author of Want Me comes the third new adult college romance in the Extracurricular Activities series. Expect low angst, high heat, plenty of laughs, a flustered redhead, a gentle giant of a football player, and enough BDE to power a mid size city.

Distorted (Alabaster Penitentiary, #1)

This is Alabaster Penitentiary…

Where they send you when the world thinks you’re dead. And trust me, you’ll wish you were.
We’re the stain on society. The freaks, the creeps, your favorite Netflix documentaries come to life.
They lock us up and throw away the key, because we deserve it.
But not me. I’m just a lowly bank robber. I don’t belong here, surrounded by psychopaths and killers with no remorse… At least, I don’t think I do.
Getting by unscathed is my top priority. Unfortunately for me and my fellow prisoners, those in charge are dangerous than we are.
You see, the guards run the show, and I seem to have caught the attention of the most twisted one.
He has a name, but it might as well be Officer. We move around one another like a sun and a moon, revolving in an axis of confused lust and torment until the truth is distorted, and the thing I once feared becomes that which I crave; my vile addiction, somehow so exquisite.

Reality warps in the dungeon, and I’m left wondering which prison is worse… the one holding my body, or my mind.

*DO NOT READ OR POST SPOILERS! I am begging you to think of your fellow readers, in your reviews, your posts… everywhere. Revealing plot twists is a dick move. And I promise, it’ll be fun to go in blind.

**Distorted is the first book in the Alabaster Penitentiary series. It is a full M/M romance, with HEA. Each book in this series is technically a standalone, though they are interconnected, so it will be recommended to read in order, as references to this story will be made in future books.

Distorted is intended for mature audiences and open minded readers ONLY! If you prefer the same old story, this book won’t be for you. This story is dark, probably darker for some than others, so please proceed with caution, and if you’re easily triggered, steer clear.

You’ve been warned.

Coaching the Nerd (Nerds vs Jocks, #2)

Super bod meets super brain

What happens when marshmallow bodied supernerd Sean volunteers to be on the jocks’ flag football team? It screws Bubba’s fraternity’s chances at the coveted flag football title, that’s what.

Bubba is drafted to be Sean’s personal trainer. He has to whip Sean into shape and make sure he doesn’t F up their team.

Sean may be a supernerd, but to Bubba he’s funny, and wise, and kinda cute. He’s also the one person on campus who doesn’t see Bubba as a big, stupid jock.

One BIG problem. Sean’s motivation for getting into shape is to lose his virginity and Bubba isn’t happy when guys start sniffing around.

But Bubba’s straight. Isn’t he?

Can a big, dumb jock from Nowhere, Wisconsin change his whole life for a genius who just wants to get laid?

COACHING THE NERD is a total makeover, opposites attract, My Fair Lady trope, bi awakening, campus romance – that grabs your flag.

The Silver Fox (Red's Tavern, #3)

I rescue people from danger every day. But my love life? That’s a dumpster fire I can’t put out.

I had a badass life, my dream job as a firefighter, and I could snag anyone I wanted in bed. But when an injury temporarily took me off duty, it all screeched to a halt. Now I’m healing, staying with my brother Red in Amberfield, this small town with jack all to do.

Other than flirt with Perry. A hot as hell, shy but smoldering silver fox. And I think he wants me bad, even though I’m a straight, babyfaced jock in a baseball cap.

Perry is a family man, through and through. He would do anything for his mom, brother, nieces and nephews. When family drama threatens to ruin his big family reunion, I know I can help. I offer to be Perry’s fake boyfriend for the reunion, so all eyes will be on us.

And then the plan works.
A little too well.

Turns out Silver Fox isn’t as bashful as he seemed. Now I’m becoming addicted to the feeling of his lips on mine. His skin pressed up against me in bed. Soon, I’m fantasizing about going all the way with him, and I’m not sure I can call myself “straight” any with a straight face.

At first I just craved the attention. But Perry isn’t just great in bed his family is fun as hell, too. For once, I feel like I belong somewhere.

And once we're done faking it, I don’t know how the hell I’m going to leave.

The imagined Moylan takes great care to sufficiently educate the reader on each theory so even new readers may access deeper understandingThe writer s use of advanced vocabulary evidences a thorough examination of the subject with specialist terms regularly used Contrary to proving obnoxious I found this writing style was needed to match the complex content Although one or two words could have benefitted from being simplified I enjoyed expanding my own vocabulary whilst readingI would recommend this book to anyone benefitted from being simplified I enjoyed expanding my own vocabulary whilst readingI would recommend this book to anyone or interested in the three subject areas It is definitely the opposite of a light read at 408 pages small font although this includes a large range of sources and some suggested material But for those who seek an academic understanding Scraps would be a good source An astonishing breadth of knowledge is displayed but not too many new insights Will probably work great as a textbook. Of the dystopian text From there he focuses on the new science fictional dystopias that emerged in the context of the economic political and cultural convulsions of the 1980s and 1990s and he examines in detail three of these new critical dystopias Kim Stanley Robinson's The Gold Coast Octavia Butler's The Parable of the Sower and Marge Piercy's He She and ItWith its detailed documented and et accessible presentation Scraps of the Untainted Sky will be of interest to established scholars as well as students and general readers who are seeking an in depth introduction to this important area of cultural productio. .

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This is an unabashedly academic book but if you ve read a fair amount of the utopiandystopian canon Moylan s arguments will sense For my ve read a fair amount of the utopiandystopian canon Moylan s arguments will make For my Studies course last ear we chose specific areas to investigate My project was based around dystopian futures eg 1984 V For Vendetta Blade Runner so when finding reading material this book seemed the best choice from s fairly limited selection though the subject area is specialised As stated in another review it is organised into three sections Science Fiction and Utopia Dystopia and Dystopian Manoeuvres It tracks each genre s development alongside cultural zeitgeists of the period and notable works from the genresThis book s strength lies in its exploration of theory Several helpful areas included Darko Suvin s novum the scientifically plausible innovations used in science fiction narratives the didactic vs dialectic debate and the importance of the conventions of. Tion by way of imaginary societies which are even worse than those that lie outside their authors' and readers' doorsIn Scraps of the Untainted Sky Tom Moylan offers a thorough investigation of the history and aesthetics of dystopia To situate his study Moylan sets out the methodological paradigm that developed within the interdisciplinary fields of science fiction studies and utopian studies as they grow out of the oppositional political culture of the 1960 and 1970s the context that produced the project of cultural studies itself He then presents a thorough account of the textual structure and formal operations.

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This critical study was of a major help to me during my own research in the field of science fiction utopia and dystopia Thomas Moylan is without doubt one of the most influential authors and critics of science fiction Read as part of my degree when ou never have a chance to enjoy our reading I d like to revisit this book one day when I am not thinking in a single direction for my dissertation and thus have scope to enjoy it s theories for what they are Here s a great introduction to contemporary utopian and dystopian fiction The book is split into three sections Science Fiction and Utopia Dystopia and Dystopian Maneuvers In the first two sections Moylan gives the critical and historical context for these books and in the third short chapters on Kim Stanley Robinson Octavia Butler And Marge Stanley Robinson Octavia Butler and Marge This book is helping me clarify my thinking about what fictional utopian and dystopian texts do in the world. Dystopian narrative is a product of the social ferment of the twentieth century A hundred ears of war famine disease state terror genocide ecocide and the depletion of humanity through the buying and selling of everyday life provided fertile ground for this fictive underside of the buying and selling of everyday life provided fertile ground for this fictive underside of the imagination From the classical works by E M Forster Yevgeny Zamyatin Aldous Huxley George Orwell and Margaret Atwood through the new maps of hell in postwar science fiction and most recently in the dystopian turn of the 1980s and 1990s this narrative machine has produced challenging cognitive maps of the given historical situa. ,
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