OK, she's not allowed to write anything on the Internet any more. Huge throbbing dragon cock. The forced copulation didn't bother him so much as that glazed, empty look in the giant lizard's eyes. I don't even recall dragons in my science fiction. So yeah, they had a lot of doing it, but I actually thought the veiled technological bits of it, which are introduced quite subtely and which they spoilerise the heckout of here, were quite call.
I also read all the Jean M Auel books they had there. So these snarling lizards in my attic who tie me up and ream my ass every night I mean, this happens to all of you too, right? How many of you would NOT have sex with a dragon, given the opportunity?
And the wizard says, maybe I can help. And the elf says, well, the word is "bestiality. Bestiality is like, having sex with a sphinx. A sphinx, says the old elf. Well, I can see that.
I mean, she has a beautiful human face, and such a lithe body. Well, says the wizard, it's also having sex with a unicorn. Well, so what, says the old elf. Who wouldn't have sex with a unicorn if they could!
A unicorn, come on! Well, says the wizard. It's also having sex with a dragon. They were both devout Baptists, and pleaded and cajoled my father and mother to take us to church at least once a year. They wore polyester pant-suits and black sensible shoes, had a shelf devoted to bible study, and also collected the entire Anne McCaffrey series which I have never read. This psychic dragon sex adds an entirely new, unsettling wrinkle to my family narrative.
No forget I said that. That would be stupid for many reasons. Green riders are femme? The fact that your dragons might have mated doesn't really mean that you like each other. Although to my admittedly fuzzy memory, the sex in the novels is pretty vague and handwavy.
I think I heard it with slightly different animals back in the day. What that says about people, I don't want to contemplate. Okay, I feel better now. But, yeah, pretty much if there are dragons, it isn't likely to be Sheffield-style hard SF. Also, I believe there was a little dragon sexy sexy in Beowulf.
Evil is vanquished, and on the horizon lies the dawn of a new era. Ok, folks, it's been a blast, but I think we should go our separate ways now. I hope to finally spend a day without having to mend your bones or grow you skin back. I think I will move to one of the Northern Monasteries and study the ancient texts some more Blessed by the gods, indeed! How about you, mage? What do you think I am, some kind of pervert??? Nerd seizure in aisle Someone get a mop.
Did no one get laid on xmas?!! They wore polyester pant-suits and black sensible shoes, had a shelf devoted to bible study, and also collected the entire Anne McCaffrey series By the way, the old-fashioned name for this type of living arrangement is a "Boston And Shaun Marriage.
What if you replace the dragons with dinosaurs? Not to get all nerd seizure on you, but: You could be forgiven for not realizing that before the space ship lands, but the absence of magic and clear establishment that there's scientific selective breeding going on should be major clues.
Though they deploy -- and gleefully mangle -- any number of high-fantasy tropes. My recollection was that the Pern stories were SF, not fantasy. The human residents of Pern are descendents of humans whose civilization was wiped out by that fire from the sky thingy, so they team up with the dragons.
But it's been a long time and I could be remembering that wrong. FWIW, I take the position that SF is a proper sub-genre of Fantasy in literary, not market, terms -- market terms is a whole 'nother discussion. I'm just saying that "dragon" does not equal "high fantasy. Just trying to keep things safe, here Seek it out for yourself if you want it.
What does it represent? I'd argue that many SF stories deploy the functional equivalent of dragons. SF does tend to use pretty rigorous tropes, but they're hardly ever genuinely rigorous in a scientific sense.
And the stuff that's being done with quantum mechanics and SF these days bears the same relation to actual quantum mechanics that Inglorious Basterds bears to the actual Second World War. The term "dragon" could come to mind when thinking of size. Once you stop being frightened. Yes, I was definitely disconcerted by the rape overtones of the "go tame a flying penis-shaped horse-dragon" scene.
Yes, even elderly, unmarried, polyester-pantsuit wearing spinsters have libidos and fantasy lives, shocking as that might sound. Being human, and all. That series started with such a great premise "It's Master and Commander with dragons!
I think I threw the fourth book across the room, I was so mad at it. Until you thoughtfully brought it to my attention, I had never thought of them as being human before. Perhaps I should take some womens studies classes in order to avoid being oppressive. I just have a kind of knee-jerk reaction to "sexless spinster" stereotypes when I perceive them.
Gosh, Zeus almost seems to have been made up so that people could imagine women having sex with all kinds of weird things. In that context it's not particularly weird, in so far as it's been something humans have been thinking about for millenia. That said, there's a reason I stay away from fantasy these days except for a few writers and it's perfectly encapsulated by this sentence from the linked article: I think io9 are kind of using "science fiction" to indicate that super-genre here, since most of the stuff on the list sounds more "fantasy".
And it's more "sex, with dragons" than "sex with dragons". Yes, the whole backstory is that the humans are settlers on a planet that turned out to be more hostile than expected, and used what little resources they had to engineer the dragons and dig out most of the bunkers. Which connects back to McCaffrey's other science fiction works. A large chunk of plot development is devoted to discovering what the settlers left behind.
I thought you meant we'd have sex with dragoons. It all goes back to Puff. Those are the words, I swear. Because the venom has aphrodisiac properties, the result is a bizarre parade where young dragon-keepers are marched through the streets covered in blood and brandishing giant erections.
Unfortunately, it wasn't the greatest excerpt to hand out: Con-goers found it laughable when they read it outside the context of the rest of the series, which is about a peasant revolt in an oppressive monarchy. It's most direct in Perdito Street Station, in the relationship between a Human and a Khepri, a woman with a scarab beetle for a head yes, in fact, exactly like the Egyptian goddess.
What really should be absolutely horrifying, he treats quite gingerly, having the Human character show affection and tenderness to the Khepri. I'll admit, though, it's something I try not to think about too hard at the level of mechanics or else I'd end up curled up in a little ball, whimpering for someone to come remove the images from my head.
Dragon-descent is to some extent an Asian cultural idea; Chinese and Japanese emperors claimed to be descended from dragons which does necessarily imply at some point a human ancestor having had sex with it. On the other hand, Asian mythic dragons were a lot more intelligent and benevolent, on the average, than European mythic dragons, who tended to fly about roaring and breathing fire until slain by some brave knight. Although the trope of princesses eaten by dragons has got to be a sexual metaphor.
The simplest rationalization, in ancient myths from very many cultures and also in modern game-structured high fantasy, is that dragons are shapeshifters. You don't have sex with a huge scaly monster, it turns into a stunningly attractive human or by extension, whatever you are and has sex with you.
I completely misremembered Khepri 's sex in Egyptian mythology and didn't even bother to glance at the Wikipedia article. But mostly I blame myself. Tsk, not at all So do dragons, like other lizards, have two penises? Last book I read with a dragon in it? Naamah's Kiss, by Jacqueline Carey. Did it have psychic dragon sex?