Sneak Peek at Cover of Stories from the Polycule


My newest book, Stories from the Polycule: Real Life in Polyamorous Families is going to the printers soon, and I wanted to give you all a sneak peek at the cover. Thanks to Tikva Wolf, creator of Kimchi Cuddles, for illustrating the cover and multiple comics within the book. Extra geek points to whomever can spot the hidden message on the cover 🙂 

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    1. Yes, many geek points to you, dear sir! I did not realize it was oxytocin until Tikva pointed it out, and then I thought it was quite clever 🙂 I also did not realize that the depiction of it is reversed — kind of appropriate for a book about people messing with the boundaries of conventional relationships to turn something like that around as well.

      1. True, I suppose… I’ve often compared the stigma against minority sexual identities and preferences to the (mostly forgotten, at least in the US) stigma against lefties, from which we get the word “sinister”.

        It’s perhaps worth noting, though, that chirality-swapped molecules are sometimes toxic, because they manage to partially (but not entirely) engage with the same systems as their mirror images.

        To make the diagram as it stands correct, you’d just swap the solid triangles with the dashed ones (those represent bonds that are supposed to be sticking out of, or sinking into, the two dimensional plane). That way the diagram would represent a rotation of the diagram seen on Wikipedia, rather than a mirror inversion.

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