BDSM Universe

Created by Xanthe

Coming Home, General & Dr Sheppard, The First Collar
Hiding In Plain Sight, Ricochet

Ricochet

Original novel set in the BDSM Universe by Xanthe Walter

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Coming Home

“Colonel John Sheppard knew, from the moment he first met Dr Rodney McKay, that the man would be trouble.”

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General & Dr Sheppard

An accident with Ancient technology sucks a John and Rodney from an alternate universe onto Antlantis – and they have very different ideas about sex, marriage and relationships.

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The First Collar

Gibbs is a top with a desperate need to atone for his past mistakes and a habit of collaring the members of his team. Tony is a sub who distrusts all tops and has never yet agreed to wear any top’s collar, not even in play.

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Hiding In Plaing Sight

When a serial killer murders three marines on Atlantis, NCIS are called in to investigate. However, their arrival brings complications for everyone – revealing a lie, a prophecy, a secret and a nemesis.

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History of the BDSM Universe

I first created this universe in my 2006 fanfic story General and Doctor Sheppard. In that story, a couple from the BDSM AU arrive in our own universe and a considerable culture clash ensues. I then went on to write several novels set in the BDSM universe. They are, in chronological order of writing: Coming Home, Hiding in Plain Sight, The First Collar, and my original fiction work, Ricochet. You can find links to all these novel-length stories below.

My creation of a universe very like our own but where BDSM relationships are the norm has spawned a genre all of its own. Lots of people have since chosen to play in this universe, making it a well known and widespread concept. It’s easy to forget that the popularity of it as a concept didn’t exist prior to me posting General & Doctor Sheppard in 2006, and following that up later that same year with Coming Home. Both stories caused considerable controversy in the SGA fandom at that time, but the success of the universe since speaks for itself.

I am often asked by fanfic authors for permission to write in the universe. I am happy to give this on the condition that the author links back to me in the headers as the original inspiration, so if you see a story out there that doesn’t link back then please give them a polite nudge. I would like to be clear that while I don’t mind people writing fanfic in this universe, I do claim copyright, and I will take action if the universe is used for commercial fiction. For more information, please visit my Permissions page.

 About the BDSM Universe

In the BDSM universe, everyone is bisexual, and most people identify as either dominant or submissive. This is their choice and theirs alone. They usually discover their orientation at puberty and might experiment to be sure. There is no value judgement in sexual orientation, and dominants aren’t superior to submissives. Switches also exist but are much rarer.

When couples get serious the dominant might ask if they can collar the submissive, and the couple might start eating from the same plate – a significant ritual in this universe called “sharing a plate”.

Some people don’t identify as dominant or submissive at all, and some people are only interested in sleeping with those of one gender – they’re called ‘monosexuals’.

People talk about sex much more easily in this universe than in our own, and have a different set of sexual standards. It’s not unusual for a dom to spank their sub in public or display them naked.

There is also a mystical element to this universe – couples have the possibilty of life-bonding if they are compatible enough. This requires them to undergo a significant ritual during which they ‘join’ together to become aware of each other’s physical sensations and emotional wellbeing. Their sexual sensation and receptiveness to each other is also heightened. If one of them is ill, the other can share the illness, thereby halving it’s effect. However, if one of them dies, the other one will die too.

This universe is a fantasy. I’m not making a case for such a universe being better than our own. I’m not even saying this is what a BDSM/bisexual universe would be like if such a thing existed. This is just the way I wanted to write this universe.

The universe and the stories set in it are primarily intended to be romantic and escapist. It’s a fantasy requiring a certain willing suspension of disbelief, and I know it’s a bit bonkers! That’s part of its charm.

These stories aren’t a how-to guide. If you want to understand more about lifestyle BDSM, please research the many great non-fiction books on the subject.

It doesn’t really matter what order you read the novels in, but I would suggest the following order as making the most sense: Coming Home, General & Doctor Sheppard, The First Collar, Hiding in Plain Sight, Ricochet.



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6 Comments

  1. I love the new look site! )

  2. Thanks!!! :-)

  3. Wow, I nearly had a moment of panic when I opened my bookmark of “Coming Home” and it marked it “Not Found” but then I came to the index and saw the changes. Woaaah so pretty *u* Take it from an on again off again reader who’s been sort of following you for about 5 years, das purdeh. (I don’t even know what I really wanted to say apart from thanks for all the well-thought fanfiction that we can just read and re-read over and over because it’s just that awesome :)
    Cheerio
    LG

  4. LOL! Glad you like the new site! And that you enjoy the fics :-)

  5. Interesting,
    What I could criticise is the bisexuality:I alwyas do prefer the homosexual BDSM,with total exclusion of any heterosexual/lesbian elements.
    Well,I think thatit’s a matter of tastes..overall when one is writing about the one million ways to hypothetically corrupt the hman condition…even more.What is alwyas interesting,because it shows us that imagination has no boundaries….and so does perversity.
    I’m a very perverse writer myelf(I’ve published very few ,however…and mainly in Spanish,French,Italian…some German…since my English is very poor!),so what I said must be connsidred a high praise.
    I have read many of your stories,and I found them more than excellent.
    I got captured by you Ricochet…it is a very well depicted study upon personality and vice.
    I’m really honoured by the fact of to have been able to subscribe to your splendid site!
    Yours,devoted
    Kundry Athalia(Kassandra Gauthier)

  6. The bisexuality was to make the point that people identify as dom or sub rather than gay or straight. That also allows for women to be freed from their gender roles although there’s a case to be made that people are then overly defined by their sexual orientation role which I do touch on a bit in the stories. I personally prefer reading and writing slash, but I don’t mind a bit of het and femmeslash every so often!

    I’m delighted you enjoyed Ricochet! Thanks for your feedback :-)

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