12 Kinked Out Novels That Prove Sci-Fi Is The Sexiest Genre

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Despite common opinion, science fiction doesn't have to be nerdy - it can actually be quite sexy. In fact, erotic science fiction is a niche market.

Usually, science fiction gets filled with commentary about our current world, with humanity living in a futuristic universe or alternate history. The authors typically point out the flaws of our society through the lens of a different space-time existence.

Sure, a lot of elements of science fiction consist of robots, artificial intelligence, and aliens, but even in the future, or in an alternate-history-world, humans have physical needs. A core need of humanity both emotionally and physically is sexual satisfaction.

As humans evolve, so too does sexuality, and usually for the kinkier. The novels below explore that theme, while remember to include the core themes of sci-fi: robots, space, AI, and aliens. Erotic sci-fi isn't just for the perverted nerd. It's for any reader who wants to read a sometimes political piece that includes sci-fi elements and some kink.


  • Kushiel's Dart... The Story Of A Nympho Courtesan
    Photo: Tor Books

    There is something about sci-fi that makes you think about what superpower you would most like to have. Well, in Kushiel's Dart, the main character, Phedre, a courtesan, has the power to derive sexual pleasure from pain. Phedre's orgasmic power comes in handy as she tries to save the world from an alternate history. As the first novel in a trilogy, the kinky chapters of Kushiel's Dart make readers come back for more.

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  • What can be better than a novel about sex, coffee, space, and Victorian London? Nothing. Coffee: Hot explores human sexuality in the context of travel through time and space. It also includes coffee and coffee shops as the meeting places where a lot of the characters run into each other. If you're tired of the regular old sci-fi novel where everything happens on a spaceship, try Coffee: Hot and read about a sexual coffee shop with tentacles.

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  • If the cover isn't enough to make you want to pick this one up, then kinky sci-fi isn't your thing. The heroine of the novel is a prostitute who is always getting kidnapped and carried off to another world. In a world of physically beautiful and the sexually gifted, the heroine of the novel is the crème de la crème of human erotic fantasy. Nonetheless, the book also seems to examine the ways that people use each other for pleasure.

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  • The heroine, Lilith, decides to mate with an alien species of Oankali to help drive life on an alien planet. The sex is purely for procreation, but many critics applaud it as super-kinky at the same time. Lilith's Brood also gets props as a novel with a deeper conversation in its subtext about the colonization of America.

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