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What if you made love at the end of the universe ... only to discover your partner was a devastating black hole?
What if you cut down a tree in your yard ... and Mother Nature came after you with a switch?
What if your lover saw the future ... every time she had an orgasm?
For years, speculative fiction has asked the question "What if... " Now go one step beyond and speculate on the possibilities of the erotic.
From the distant future to a mythical past and everything in between, FUTURE PERFECT examines the role of sex in a fantastic world. The stories range from hard science fiction to classic horror and urban fantasy, but through it all runs a thread of explicit sexuality that embraces every orientation and relationship imaginable. Whether it's the force of cosmic creation or the deceitful lure of sin, FUTURE PERFECT takes sex beyond the limits of the everyday to celebrate it on a universal scale.
So open the cover and leave the mundane behind. A world of "What if... " is waiting for you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Helen E. H. Madden is a writer and graphic artist who quit her lucrative day job
years ago to tell dirty stories for fun and profit. Her published works have appeared
in various anthologies, including "Cream: The Best of the Erotica Readers and Writers
Association" and the forthcoming anthology "Coming Together With Pride" from Phaze
Books. Helen also writes and produces the Heat Flash podcast, a free audio program
of erotic short fiction. When not writing, Helen devotes her time to creating naughty
pictures with her computer graphics and animation programs. Her
Stick Figure Porno cartoons are currently running at AtomFilms.com
“It's like chocolate: I read a little bit every night, but sometimes I read a bunch
at once and then I have to go be alone. ;) Good job; go on with your bad self! And
I LOVE your dedication.” D. C.
Verdict: TWO THUMBS UP! from Kathleen Bradean, reviewing for Erotica Revealed:
“Helen Madden is one of the most energetic writers I’ve ever met. She sets incredible
goals, and reaches them. She produces a weekly comic on her hugely popular Cynical
Woman website, produces cover art and websites for publishers and writers, and produces
a weekly webcast that demands a fresh story every week. Not only is her output amazing,
but the quality of her work is enviable. With a strong base of stories to choose
from, it came as no surprise that she was releasing a collection.
As the title of the collection suggests, Helen’s stories are speculative fiction.
The collection begins with a flash fiction (ultra short) piece “Circus Circus” that
serves as an introduction as well as a story. It sets the tone for what will come.
All of the stories in this collection are good, so picking out a few to mention was
difficult. The best thing about this collection is how diverse these stories are.
Some are funny; some are sad. Sex is explicit and hot in a few; others linger on
seduction. Some tales have happy endings; some don’t. But each one will give you
something to think about. That’s my definition of a good story.”
Review by Lisabet Sarai
Helen Madden's collection of speculative erotica dazzles with its diversity. Ms.
Madden is an accomplished writer, but it is the originality of her premises and the
variety of moods and styles that she adopts which set this compendium apart. Perhaps
I should mention that sexually, her stories are equally diverse, offering heterosexual,
lesbian, gay, and ménage relationships as well as alien couplings that do not fit
into any category on earth.
Speaking of the story “Husbands and Wives”: I won't spoil the suspense by telling
you how the story ends. I'll just say that when I finished reading this tale the
first time, I had tears in my eyes. I had to go back and reread it, to see how cleverly
Ms. Madden had manipulated my expectations and then delivered a conclusion that took
my breath away.
Helen Madden is mistress of the original and the unexpected. Nearly every story in
this collection surprises, and many delight.