My Brain-In-A-Jar Erotica Is Up At Uncanny Magazine!

(NOTE: Based on time elapsed since the posting of this entry, the BS-o-meter calculates this is 10.854% likely to be something that Ferrett now regrets.)

This story’s been infamous for years.
I’ve read excerpts of my brain-in-a-jar story, twice. Both times, members of the audience took me aside later and told me they didn’t want to get turned on by it, but they did.  Both times, several people asked me for the full story.
But I couldn’t get it published, because frankly, it’s pretty hard to find a market for an explicitly sexual story where a phone sex operator falls in love with the cerebrally canned.  I’m not ashamed to say this one got rejected a lot.  It’s weird, even by my standards of weird.
Then Uncanny Magazine – honestly, one of the best magazines in the business – took it, added some editorial magic to make it even better, and here we are.
But even Uncanny Magazine had to put a content warning up before they published it.  But publish it they did.  And now, at last, y’all can read it.
Yet I suspect that if any of you have had a kinky relationship, you may see parts of yourself uncomfortably reflected in the smeared surface of this jar.  Here is my story “Rooms Formed of Neurons and Sex.”  But don’t say I didn’t warn you.


  1. Curvaceous Dee
    Oct 5, 2016

    *blinks* Wow. That was intense and hot and wrong and so very very good!
    xx Dee

  2. Billy Higgins Peery
    Oct 8, 2016

    Hey Ferrett,
    Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the story. It was weird and wonderful and probably my favorite short story of the year.
    (I tried posting something similar on Uncanny’s website, but I don’t think it went through. Not sure if that was a technical error on my part or what, but I just wanted to make sure you knew your story was really, really good. And that I’m glad Uncanny took the time to publish something so weirdly worthwhile.)

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