If you’re looking for something really different in sci-fi erotica, there’s nothing quite so unique as the writings of Madeira Desouza. In his latest novella, Desouza takes us on a wild roller coaster ride with a group of moon-based time travelers who embark on a series of missions to change Earth’s past. Building on the memorable characters and plots from his previous successes, Desouza enhances his unpredictable yet brilliant writing with all-new, original illustrations created just for this volume. The story is a stunner, the artwork is a surprise with the overall effect being lustful, fiery, shocking and hilarious. Politically correct it isn’t but for fans of either genre it’s a journey you won’t want to miss! [Amazon.com review of earlier edition no longer available]
Time travel is one of the most interesting and rich themes in science-fiction. It offers so many variations for dealing with paradoxes and inconsistencies that arise from changing the past. Madeira Desouza’s gay erotic tale of time-traveling agents raises a question I have never seen posed before: how do time travelers cope with the changes that have been wrought in their home world by their efforts to fix problems in the past. MMDI—which is both the title of the book and a play on the acronym for the agency—suggests the agents will have to be effectively brainwashed upon their return so that they are not traumatized by the consequences of their actions. So then, what if an agent can’t forget?
This book is occasionally delightfully sexy. But the most intriguing parts of the story are the occasional recurrences where events are repeated with slight changes because the protagonist Time Travel Agent goes back and tries to change outcomes. The sexiness is fun, but the time travel is mind-boggling in just the way a good science fiction novel can be entrancing and satisfying. [Amazon.com review of earlier edition no longer available]
It’s a courageous step. Gay science fiction can be a very hard sell indeed, which is why too little of it is published (that is, gay science fiction as distinct from the oceans of erotica being churned out by the m/m e-presses, most of which is barely recognizable as science fiction, and much more easily identified as erotica with futuristic props and set dressing!)
This is definitely not your “normal” read. I think that if you are a GLBT Doctor Who or Torchwood fan you might be more inclined to find this an interesting read as I did. It’s been a couple of days since I’ve finished reading it and I’m still processing the story.
This is a huge eBook and it contains all the Madeira Desouza novellas together in one bundle. I’d like to read more of his novels.
Thank you for an interesting read, Madeira Desouza!
I read Moon Men Deep Inside and it really was an exciting ride. I have no other way to describe it but a “ride.” The pace of the book was superb. I would be moving along and then “bam!” the unexpected would happen.
Your ability to weave the multi-timeline plot was impressive. I continuously found myself being surprised by events.
I must admit, the first chapter made me a bit nervous. I thought the book was going to take the direction of straight-up erotica with no real story or depth behind it. Boy was I wrong!
Also see J. Scott Coatsworth’s blog post about Baja Clavius.