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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Aliens From the Black Sub

Aliens From the Black Sub, Liliane Bird, Exophilia Press, 2014

This short novel is about a new kind of First Contact with aliens.

The narrator lives alone in a tree-house somewhere near the Cascade Mountains. She enjoys living off the grid. She has an on-again, off-again relationship with Peter, her boyfriend. One day, a black, submarine-shaped spaceship lands in the forest right next to her tree. Curiosity gets the better of her, and she goes out to investigate. Suddenly, she is running for her life, chased by . . . something. It is not long before she is caught and brought back to the ship.

Next thing she knows, she is inside the ship, and strapped to a table. The thought of alien "experiments" crosses her mind more than once. But these aliens are interested in a different type of experiments. These aliens are interested in sex.

Not being a modest person, the narrator needs little convincing to get involved. There are several sexual encounters with the aliens, in various positions and combinations (described in detail). Peter returns, and is very uninterested in joining in the orgy. The aliens hypnotize him into participating, and, afterwards, he takes off again. The narrator thinks that maybe she can introduce the aliens to the good parts of humanity. Maybe she is the only thing keeping Earth from being invaded. Does she become pregnant with an alien baby? Do the aliens take her back to their home planet? Do the aliens suddenly leave in the middle of the night?

As the reader may have guessed, this is a very "specialized" story; it is not for everyone. For those who don't care for detailed descriptions of human/alien sexual encounters, this book can be skipped. For everyone else, who's to say that First Contact won't happen this way? This is well done, it's a very quick read, and, yes, it's worth reading.  

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