Possible Future of the United States of America

I accept my role as a science fiction writer is to entertain my readers but also to challenge them. So explains why I included this first-person narration by a time traveler in Chapter 3 of Baja Clavius: Moon Men Deep Inside: I am on a mission to the last decade of the 20th century. My location … Read more

Sexual Orientation of the Men of Tomorrow

Science fiction is famous for characters, behaviors, and ideas that venture way beyond the envelope of conventional storytelling. These are well-known realities celebrated by science fiction writers and readers alike. Yet, I came across prejudice from within the community of science fiction writers of the present day stemming from my choice to write science fiction … Read more

Time Travel Urgency

Years ago I met a time traveler. I tried to deny it because it was such an impossible situation. But, I could not push it out of my memories. During the last decade of the 20th century, I was driving alone very early in the morning through the vast Navajo Nation on my way to … Read more

Provocative Science Fiction

I accept that my creative works—and bara in general—will not appeal to a “mass audience” in the gay world. Some gay men have said that they especially like how I depict men so realistically. Others not so much. I accept that gay men who prefer feminized men and the many related affectations and behaviors of … Read more

Queer Sci Fi

We gay men typically must settle for stereotypes and hackneyed clichés in sci fi storytelling that has gay male characters.But I chose to challenge the norm when I wrote my time travel adventure series called Baja Clavius. I give you queer sci fi principal characters who are African American, Arabic, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American … Read more

Mexican or Latino Hero in New “Moon Men” Novel

Donald Trump’s statements about Mexicans and Latinos originate within deep prejudices that are harbored by angry older white people in the United States. If you happen to maintain the same or similar prejudices against Mexicans or Latinos as Trump, then you should not read my science fiction novel, Baja Clavius. Available on Amazon, Baja Clavius, … Read more

Stop Living a Lie

My works as storyteller and illustrator Madeira Desouza began with a dawning light during what was a very dark time for me. Others who produce creative works have expressed difficulty understanding where their inspiration and drive come from. I do not know where to look for what compels my creativity. I only know that I … Read more

Gay Men Portrayed Incorrectly in Gay Science Fiction

If you’re not satisfied with how gay men are portrayed in science fiction, you are not alone! I’m a gay male writer and digital illustrator. My illustrated science fiction Baja Clavius presents realistic gay male characters with no stereotyping or clichés. My work is not like what most gay science fiction delivers. As one person … Read more

Why is Gay Science Fiction for Men so Unusual?

Let me start by admitting how impressed I am with Oliver’s Keane’s commentary https://medium.com/geek-empire-1/e750602da27a on this subject. I was drawn to what he wrote because I have struggled as a gay male science fiction writer in San Francisco to attract an audience for my work that depicts gay men in time travel adventures in the … Read more

March 28, 2014 Review on Amazon

This review of my science fiction time travel adventure novel was posted on Amazon.com on March 28, 2014: Time travel is one of the most interesting and rich themes in science-fiction. It offers so many variations for dealing with paradoxes and inconsistencies that arise from changing the past. Madeira Desouza’s gay erotic tale of time-traveling … Read more

Challenges for a Gay Science Fiction Author

From the very start, as a gay male author, I accepted that I would invite challenges by writing science fiction for gay men. For one brief moment, I even considered that I should write science fiction for straight readers. My thinking was that readers who are gay–particularly gay males–are fewer in number compared to the … Read more

Technology Boost for Gay Science Fiction

The commercial success of the device known as Amazon Kindle is nothing short of revolutionary on many levels. Let me delve into the matter of how this wonderful device is a technology boost for publishing gay science fiction. I am a gay author and I wanted to share my gay science fiction with readers. The … Read more

Male Characters in Gay Science Fiction

You can search online and easily find commentaries about the lack of gay male characters in science fiction. I have tremendous respect for Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), so it did not surprise me that he took a risk and allowed a central male character in Caprica to be gay. That character (played by Sasha … Read more