Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Guest Author: Brian Sfinas

Writing The Sexual Adventures of Time and Space

First off, it’s not erotica. I can’t tell you how many reviewers have sent responses to my query letters saying “Our site does not accept erotica”. I feel as though in the 21st century, the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is pretty universal. It makes me wonder how Burroughs got people to take a look at The Naked Lunch and how many kindly old reviewers were disturbed when they sat down to read the friendly-seeming Fifty Shades of Grey. The Sexual Adventures of Time and Space actually refers to an extended metaphor that runs throughout the narrative, and it takes the whole book to explain.

So what is it about?

Lucid dreaming. More specifically, it’s about a group of twenty-nothings that become obsessed with pursuing dreams in which they are in complete control. The allure of unlimited happiness and the ability to escape from the stresses of their waking lives compel the friends to find ways to extend their lucid experiences. This leads them to the drug sodium thiopental, which is the first of the three drugs administered during a lethal injection in the United States. Using this chemical to medically induce themselves into comas, the group thinks they have found the ultimate recreational experience.

Believe it or not, tragedy strikes. Romance, revenge, friendship and the purpose of human existence are all discussed at length in the 38 excerpts from the journal of Michael Thorn. He chronicles not only his own life, but also the lives of those around him. To some degree, he is providing a first-hand commentary on middle class life in 21st century America and urging an apathetic generation to not settle for complacency. 

If you’re looking for a book that will have you captivated from the first sentence to the last page, look no further than The Sexual Adventures of Time and Space. Only $4 on Amazon!

The Sexual Adventures of Time and Space

Author: Brian Sfinas
Kindle Edition
File Size: 350 KB
Print Length: 153 Pages
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