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This book was written by two white men (with libertarian streaks), in the 1970s, while they were employed at Playboy (a pornographic magazine). This work is very problematic by today's standards. While the authors likely thought their book was an attempt to combat colonialism, racism, sexism, etc... but, nearly 50 years later, parts of this work are outright offensive to the unprepared.

For the purposes of this novel, an aged piece of media, we'd like the reader to consider this policy blurb from Wizards of the Coast (the current publishers of Dungeons & Dragons) on older works:

Some older content may reflect ethnic, racial, and gender prejudice that were commonplace in American society at that time. These depictions were wrong then and are wrong today. This content is presented as it was originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed.

We've attempted to compile the most comprehensive list of content which may require warning.

Trigger Warnings

  1. ableism & ableist language
  2. abuse (physical, mental, emotional, verbal, sexual)
  3. abusive relationship
  4. acephobia ("virginity")
  5. age gaps (romantic)
  6. ageism
  7. alcohol, drinking (heavy & recreational)
  8. amputation (mentioned)
  9. authoritarianism
  10. bestiality
  11. biphobia
  12. blackmail
  13. blood (gore)
  14. bodies/corpses
  15. body shaming
  16. bombing
  17. bones (human)
  18. brainwashing
  19. branding (mentioned)
  20. bullying
  21. cannibalism (mentioned)
  22. car accident (mentioned)
  23. chemical warfare
  24. child abuse
  25. child pornography
  26. childbirth (mentioned)
  27. classism
  28. colonialism: anti-indigenous (north american tribes)
  29. colonialism: mystification of african diaspora religions & vodun
  30. colonialism: settlerism (anti-itinerant, use of g-slur)
  31. colorism
  32. concentration camps
  33. conspiracy theories
  34. controlling parents
  35. crucifixion
  36. cuckoldry (a sexist & racist fetish)
  37. cults, indoctrination, love-bombing, etc.
  38. cultural appropriation (including 'new age' & wicca)
  39. death of a loved one
  40. death of a parent
  41. death of a spouse
  42. death penalty
  43. decapitation
  44. detailed medical talk
  45. disembowelment
  46. domestic abuse
  47. drug addiction
  48. drug use (psychedelics)
  49. drug use (smoking & intravenous)
  50. drugging someone against their will
  51. dying
  52. emotional abuse
  53. execution
  54. exotification (ethnic/racial)
  55. explicit/graphic sex scenes
  56. extreme violence
  57. fatphobia
  58. female oppression
  59. fetishization (ethnic/racial/sexual)
  60. founding fathers of america
  61. gaslighting
  62. genocide
  63. gore
  64. guns
  65. hallucinations
  66. hanging (murder/suicide)
  67. historical atrocities
  68. holocaust
  69. homophobia
  70. hospitalization
  71. hostage situation     
  72. hunting
  73. incest (mentioned)
  74. infant death (mentioned)
  75. injury
  76. insects (mentioned)
  77. intelligence agencies (cia, fbi, kgb, mi6, etc.)
  78. internalized acephobia/homophobia/transphobia etc.
  79. involuntary hospitalization
  80. kidnapping
  81. kink-shaming
  82. kkk
  83. marital infidelity
  84. marriage
  85. mass death
  86. masturbation
  87. medical procedures
  88. mental illness, romanticized, miscategorized, trivialized
  89. microaggressions
  90. murder (attempted & achieved)
  91. mutilation
  92. nazis
  93. needles
  94. nightmares about traumatic events
  95. obscene phone-calls
  96. oral sex (graphic)
  97. outdated terms
  98. pandemic
  99. panic attacks
  100. paranoia triggers
  101. pedophilia/pederasty
  102. physical abuse
  103. pimps
  104. poisoning
  105. police / police brutality / mace / tear gas / arrest
  106. polyphobia/polyamory-based discrimination
  107. pornography (described)
  108. prejudice
  109. protests
  110. ptsd
  111. racial profiling
  112. racial stereotypes of poc including black, asian, indigenous, latine/x
  113. racism (racial & ethnic) including anti-blackness, anti-semitism
  114. rape (incl. prison)
  115. religion: christianity, catholicism, satanism, islam, hinduism, et. al.
  116. religious speculation & stereotyping (including islam, catholicism)
  117. religious syncretism & eclecticism (mixing and matching beliefs)
  118. riots
  119. sadism
  120. scars
  121. sex work (survival)
  122. sex worker abuse
  123. sexism
  124. sexual abuse / assault / exploitation
  125. sexual coercion
  126. sexual harassment
  127. sexual predator(s)
  128. skeletons
  129. slavery
  130. slurs (lots of slurs including n-slur, m-slur, etc.)
  131. slut-shaming
  132. smoking
  133. snakes
  134. spiders
  135. spiritual practices: buddhism, taoism, confucianism
  136. stillbirth (mentioned)
  137. suicide / ideation
  138. swearing
  139. talk of 'superior race'
  140. tear gas
  141. terrorism
  142. torture
  143. trauma
  144. use of the word 'savage'
  145. violence
  146. vomit
  147. war/warfare
  148. weapons
  149. witch prosecution/hunting (mentioned)
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