Monday, September 1, 2008

Larry Niven's "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex" (short story, humor, free): Superman's sex problems!

I guess it will appeal more to those familiar with Superman; my own exposure is limited to very occasional pictures in Indian media with a costume that has S marked on front.

Story tells us Superman is one of a race of aliens called "kryptonians", & goes on to satirically discuss his sex problems. There are references to "Clark Kent" & "Lana Lang" - presumably Hollywood actors (I'm not sure).

It's not for those offended by explicit sex talk.

Fact sheet.

First published: Knight, December 1969.
Download full text.
Rating: B
Related: All stories of Larry Niven.


Blue Tyson said...

Clark Kent is Superman's secret identity when he is pretending to be a normal human - a reporter.

Lana Lang is his old girlfriend.

Tinkoo said...

Thank you, Blue Tyson.