From the Publisher
"Hart escapes. How can any gay man resist him?" London
Belhue Press sends in some recent excerpts of reviews of The Harvest.
"Brass has a splendid gift for storytelling, and while The Harvest is my first encounter with his work, I know I'd like to read some of his other writing. . . . Savor his sense of place and enjoy those occasional turns of phrase which are the mark of great storytelling. Brass has also peopled his novel with remarkable characters who are full-bodied and flavor this tale, from the fast-talking bar owner to the cult of "True Christians" to Andy Dixon, the Corps policeman whjo enjoys threesomes in the shower." Steven Lavigne in Lavender, Nov. 7, 1997, Minneapolis, MN
"Perry Brass is a man of many literary talents and his writings run the gamut from poetry (Sex-charge) to the heavy-duty Smoky George gayrotic stories (collected in Works). However, if his published works are any indications, Brass's specialty is science fiction. In the 'Ki Trilogy' Mirage, Circles, and Albert or The Book of Man Brass created an alternate world of men-lovin' men at odds with our own homophobic society. But good as the Ki books are, Brass clearly outdid himself in The Harvest, his latest and best.... In George Nader's 'Chrome,' the hero dared to love a robot. In The Harvest (a vastly superior novel) Chris Turner falls in love with a vacco, Hart 246043, who realizes his humanity and seeks to escape his fate.... Though cloning is still in its infancy, Brass takes it to its logical (?) conclusion, not to a world of test-tube Einsteins and Ghandis, but to a world where humans are created in order to be destroyed. The Harvest looks at what could happen when science goes amuck and humans allow the almighty State (or almighty Corporation) to control their lives. It is a cautionary tale, and an exciting one." Jesse Monteagudo on GayToday, Dec. 1, 1997
"What The Harvest does have going for it is very hot sexual scenes, decent writing, well-executed and maintaining dramatic suspense throughout the book. Brass does not shy away from sexuality, but at the same time avoids getting pornographic. . . . If you like well-written gay science fiction, you'll appreciate Perry Brass's The Harvest." International Leatherman.
"Perry Brass is a hero to gay horror fans and you will not be disappointed by The Harvest. Set in an all too familiar future, one all-powerful corporation runs America and guarantees health, happiness, and prosperity. Tranplants are the norm, but the organs are removed from laboratory-produced humans. Hart escapes and how can any self-respecting gay man resist him?" Jeffrey Baines in Gay Times, London.
From the Author
Important! About the future of cloning and gay relationships
Tired of Corporate gay clone novels about refrigerated "ice box fruits"? The Harvest cuts deeper, into the heart of a strange American future, where gay relationships will be just another part of the Corporate State, where a subset of humans will be cloned and raised to be sources of human body-part material, and where class lines will be drawn in concrete behind a public relations "mask" of universal opportunity. This is a sexy, moving, exciting novel about a future around the corner, but it's time to see it. Readers of the "Ki" novels ("Mirage," "Circles," and "Albert") will find this one just as exciting and memorable.