A unrelenting story of galactic empire charged with erotic queer horror.
In Empire of the Feast, we awaken with Riverson, 32nd ruler of the Stag Empire, as he attempts to govern without the memories of his previous lives. To survive the ever-sharpening gears of war, he will need to mend the political schisms threatening to tear his empire apart while maintaining the erotic rituals holding off the eldritch horror known only as the Rapacious.
"I'm in love with this daring space opera aswirl with sensuality, galactic politics, and cosmic hunger. Barrett is endlessly inventive, crafting a novella of anime-slick vision and dexterous storytelling.
—Hailey Piper, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Queen of Teeth
"Erotic, horrifying, and thrilling."
—Izzy Wasserstein, author of All the Hometowns You Can't Stay Away From
"This stunning novella caught me in the horny, monstrous machinery of Empire. I never wanted it to end; the prose is as mesmerizing as the characters."
—Eboni Dunbar, author of Stone and Steel
Bendi Barrett is a Black, queer writer and game designer living in Chicago. He has several games out through Choice of Games, which he recommends if you want more weird worlds and protagonists out of their depth. He writes erotica as Benji Bright, and you can find him on twitter (sometimes) at @bendied and @benji_bright, respectively.
"Grand in scope and brimming with political intrigue, Empire of the Feast is a space opera in the truest sense of the term. With lush and sensuous prose, Barrett has created a fully realized world that lingers in the imagination long after you've turned the last page." - Victor Manibo, author of The Sleepless
"An utterly intoxicating blend of sex magic, space politics, and the ravenous void, Empire of the Feast is a rare, delicious treat." - Leigh Harlen, author of Queens of Noise