The Hope of Cinnamon by M Christian read by Dr Lori Bisbey
I chose this rather serious story in the aftermath of the insurrection on 6 January 2021 in the US. This story hearkens back to Nazi Germany and an unusual temporal rescue attempt.
The erotic elements are more subdued than in many of M Christian’s stories and more subdued than in most of the erotic found on this podcast. There is a sublime sensual element that I love making it one of my favourite stories.
Calling M.Christian versatile is a tremendous understatement.
Extensively published in science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers,
and even nonfiction, it is in erotica that M.Christian has become an
acknowledged master, with stories in such anthologies as Best American
Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual
Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and in fact too many anthologies,
magazines, and sites to name.
M.Christian’s short fiction has been collected in many bestselling
books in a wide variety of genres, including the Lambda Award finalist
Dirty Words and other queer collections like Filthy Boys and BodyWork.
He also has published collections of erotic science fiction including
Rude Mechanicals, Technorotica, Better Than the Real Thing, Bachelor
Machine, Skin Effect, and Hard Drive: The Best Sci-Fi Erotica Of
As a novelist, M.Christian has shown his monumental versatility with
books such as the queer vamp novels Running Dry and The Very Bloody
Marys; the erotic romance Brushes; the science fiction erotic novel
Painted Doll; and the rather controversial gay horror/thrillers
Finger’s Breadth and Me2.
But M.Christian has other tricks up his literary sleeve: in addition
to writing, he is a prolific and respected anthologist, having edited
25 anthologies to date including the Best S/M Erotica series; Pirate
Booty; My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica; The
Burning Pen; The Mammoth Book of Future Cops, and The Mammoth Book of
Tales of the Road (with Maxim Jakubowksi); Confessions, Garden of
Perverse, and Amazons (with Sage Vivant), and many more.
M.Christian is also a celebrated sexual futurist, both through his
novels and short stories as well as being a Senior Columnist for
Future Of Sex, which provides “insights into the fascinating topic of
the future of human sex and sexuality.”
Finally, M.Christian is a sought-after columnist for kink and sex
education sites like Kinkly, Hot Movies, Fetish.com, and many
others–as well as lecturing at BDSM events all over the country. He
also can be heard on the regular podcasts he does with Dr.Amy Marsh,
“Love’s Outer Limits,” and Ralph Greco Jr, “Licking Non-Vanilla,” info
about which can be found at http://mchristian.com/podcasts.html.