The Sexual Compass

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About the author:
Michael Reed is a freelance writer specialising in technology, gender politics and geek culture. He has written articles for magazines and websites such as RetroGamer, Linux User & Developer, Men's News Daily, Micro Mart, A Voice for Men, Den of Geek, Linux Journal, OSNews, OpenDemocracy and others.

The Sexual Compass

Authored by Mr Michael Reed

"The story was that some scientists in Edinburgh had carried out experiments on mice. When the scientists gave a large dose of insulin to the mice in their food, a number of the mice began to engage in same-sex sexual activity."

"I might be giving out some gay vibes now, but until recently, I was a sexually interested heterosexual man..."

Gay to straight or straight to gay? Would you change your sexual orientation if you could? How does sexuality and sexual orientation actually work?

These are the questions facing a group of young people living in the North of England. Along the way, they confront issues of sexual role, family breakdown, social isolation and what's going on in John's fridge - you name it.

Genre: social issues/science fiction

Review excerpts (from Goodreads and around the web).

"I have never read a story quite like this. Often authors don't dive into touchy subjects like this one, but Michael Reed did an excellent job!"

"A quick read that makes you laugh as much as it makes you think."

"What an odd, short, minimalist thought piece. I enjoyed it."

"This book is very well written and should be read by all so that everyone can actually see how science and society interact with one another- I recommend this book"

"I recommend this book to everyone. Not because I think everyone will like it but because I think it is an important window into how science, news and society all react with each other"

"His story can be darkly comedic and heartbreaking at the same time, especially since the author gives John a strong narrative voice that makes me feel like I can relate to his every frustration and resentment."

"All in all, it carries the message not to get so hung up on yourself, avoid getting stuck in a rut and that, now and then, you should take the time to reset your sexual compass."

Publication Date:
0956081347 / 9780956081346
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering

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