Alien Species and Magic Wangs
Happy 4th of July to all my American friends! I’m KC Burn and I’m thrilled to be visiting here again. And this time, we’re not going to discuss *my* sex life…
Would you have sex with an alien? If the first thing that comes to mind are the green chicks Captain Kirk got busy with, or Q who constantly screwed with Captain Picard’s crew… yeah, you probably would. But what if the alien was an amorphous, tentacled mess like the aliens in Galaxy Quest? Not so much, right?
When you’re writing erotic sci-fi romance (like moi) creating alien species can be a huge stumbling block. In the whole big, wide, infinite universe, there must be other planets that sprouted sentient life of some sort.
However, humans evolved (eventually) from the original Cambrian organisms, starting about 500 million years ago, under a set of complex ecological and biological conditions. Duplicating those conditions on another planet seems highly impossible.
Which is why I believe alien life, which could and probably does exist, is not going to be recognizable as human. Even basically humanoid, bipedal and four limbed is probably too much to ask. The tentacled mess is waaaay more likely, in my opinion.
But, as I said, I’m writing erotic sci-fi romance. While I’d like my aliens to have a nodding acquaintance with scientific and evolutionary believability, I also have to make the reader believe they’re sexually attractive. The parts need to line up. There can’t be any inappropriate spikes or barbs or claws. No caustic or poisonous bodily fluids. No full body space suits because the aliens need to breathe arsenic compounds. It’s a fine line, people. I *think* I succeeded. I think R’kos – the alien hero in my new release, Alien ‘n’ Outlaw – ended up sexy, sweet and appealing. Despite his alienness.
“But, KC,” you say. “You promised magic wangs.”
The magic wang is a trope of romantic fiction. The hero’s dick is bigger, better or more capable than any other the heroine or hero has experienced. Some people like the magic wang trope, others don’t. But let me tell you, to have R’kos get it on with his human lover, there needs to be some similarity in genital structure, but they don’t have to be the same. It’s not the main… ahem… thrust of the story, but it factors in. So, I might have taken a few liberties with the magic wang trope and my alien’s privates. You’ll need to read Alien ‘n’ Outlaw to find out what I chose to do (and there will be a chance to win a copy on Friday), but what I really want to know… If you had a chance to create a custom alien wang, how would you improve on the classic model?
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