Perhaps i am looking in the wrong places, but the body of good-quality Gynarchic fiction seems remarkably small, or else cunningly disguised behind the kind of self-published e-book cover with a computer generated man in a maid’s uniform that no-one ever reads. i don’t mean Venus in Furs and others like it – that is Femdom, as it has no wider social Female Supremacist element. If it is out there, then it is lurking in the shadows, which is surely counterproductive. Great ideas need to breathe, and to be breathed in by those who have not encountered them before.
i have mentioned a few novels elsewhere but if you stumble across this page and have a recommendation, please leave a comment. Or email me on email@example.com
Here is a gynarchic novel, and it’s free (link below). That’s my name at the bottom of the cover there. i’m not making any special claims for skill as a writer (in fact writing it has shown me just how hard it can be), but in She Shall Have Music i have at least attempted to conceive a Gynarchic universe. It is not that i had a burning plot to relate, but i hoped to encourage some reader somewhere to inhabit that imaginative space, even for a few hours, and realise that they feel at home.
She Shall Have Music features a young Woman inspired to raise Herself from rural poverty after a chance encounter with two prosperous Female slavers; by a boy whose lack of backbone i now rather regret; by a more admirable hero (yes you can be a Gynarchist and real man, dammit); and a Gorean king dispossessed by his people in favour of his charming younger sister, who has secretly fallen under the sway of the last survivors of an ancient Matriarchal tribe. The stage is set.
There is even a scene in which a party of Dommes are obliged to disguise themselves as slave-girls in order to be smuggled into a Gorean city. May the Goddesses forgive me for that; it was all in the service of plot.
That reminds me i have some suggestions for casting, when the movie comes out.
She Shall Have Music is available free on the Paradise Regained entry of this blog because, outrageously, none of the usual forums provide a mechanism for charging only male readers. We shall have to change that, when the Revolution comes.
[UPDATE: volume two, The Sisterhood, is also now available.]