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Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 01:21:22 -0500
From: Jeff Wilson 
Subject: Re: (urth) Moorcock

> From:
> "Alice K. Turner" 
>>>(As an aside, did anyone ever write worse about sex than Heinlein.
>>Yep. Asimov. But not _much_ worse.
>>>My wife still won't believe that anyone could call nipples "those
>>>twin spiggots of desire" or claim that one woman's "nipples went
>>These are classic, aren't they ... Up there with "five minutes of
>>squelching noise."
> Wrong. No one ever, ever, including hack porn writers, EVER, EVER wrote
> worse sex than Heinlein. With possibly the momentary exception of a
> long-forgotten 9-day wonder of the 60s or 70s called -The Harrad
> Experiment-. And I am something of an expert here. I should probably say,
> for members of this group, that IMO Sturgeon wrote bad sex too, though not,
> by leagues, in the same abysmal class.

I don't find sprunging nipples to be an inappropriate idiom, and neither 
did my ex-wife. The spiggots remark I will give you, but I find Clarke's 
depiction of sex to be poorer storytelling than Heinlein's overall.

Jeff Wilson - http://www.io.com/~jwilson


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