Dissecting Dragons: Episode 82: Incubi, Vampires and Fallen Angels - the Demon Lover in Speculative Fiction

September 1, 2017

Episode 82: Incubi, Vampires and Fallen Angels - the Demon Lover in Speculative Fiction

 

A popular SFF trope, especially in paranormal and urban fantasy, is that of the baddest of bad boys - the demon lover. But where exactly does this archetype originate? And what is the basis of the appeal? SFF authors M.E.Vaughan and J.A.Ironside delve into the origins of the demon lover. From early myth to fairy tales to modern portrayals, the dragons examine the link between mindset and sexuality in this speculative phenomenon. On the slab this week - Twilight - Stephanie Meyer, Incubus - Carol Goodman, Grimoire - Kim Wilkins and The Witching Hour - Anne Rice together with many more.

 

Title music - Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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