Big Chilly reels in shock:
That book is excruciating. I am not a porn fan and this book, in my mind, qualifies as soft porn for women. Good grief. To give you an idea…
Only sexual tension can bring out her latent psi abilities so they put her in a suit that automatically kisses and massages her, starting with her lips and neck and finishing with her bits and pieces. But wait, it doesn’t work on her because “How could she respond to a machine?” No, she must be engaged emotionally too. So, this hunk has to do it (even though he really doesn’t want to because women on his planet are not treated this way, but he will if only to save the world). So, the first non-machine induced simulation ends (shortly after the spankings) with her bursting into tears for his failure to allow her to climax and him feeling terrible about what he’s done, but at the same with an ever growing respect for her as a person.
I am not kidding.
Hmmmm. Maybe it’s a good thing that women can’t write hard SF. Who knows what’s going to happen when you start mixing in black holes, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle and higher mathematics in with tears over orgasmic difficulties.
Of course, it’s always been my impression that women did just fine with their mechanical massagers…. Well, ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long!