"The Sex Life of the Gods" by Michael Knerr is a science fiction novel published in 1962. It has become somewhat famous due to a rather lurid pulp art cover.
Since the copyright has never been renewed, it is available as a free read on the Project Gutenberg website.
I just couldn't help myself, but had to give it a go.
While the cover text and art promises a pornographic tale, it is rather tame by today's standards. The sex is PG at best.
The plot is an interesting crashed UFO tale somewhat similar to David Weber's classic "The Apocalypse Troll".
While some pulp science fiction novels age well, such as "The City and the Stars" by Arthur C. Clarke, or "The Stars My Destination" by Alfred Bester, "The Sex Life of the Gods" is not one of them. It suffers at the technology level by total lack of computers as well as the fact the spacecraft are controlled and guided like a WWII fighter and the heroes smoke cigarettes in a space station.
If you'd like a glimpse of cold-war culture, then it is worth reading for historical purposes.
I'll give it two out of five stars.
If you just want a good read, then stick with "The Apocalypse Troll".
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