Sex, Rain, and Cold Fusion (Paperback)

By A. R. Taylor

Ridgecrest House, 9780615818443, 348pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2013



Prepare to meet physicist David Oster, a big thinker, a charming cad who flees Caltech and his three girlfriends for the Pacific Northwest, pastoral fantasy firmly in hand. Whatever will he do with all that rain, yet another beautiful woman, and several crazy physicists intent on his ruin? Obviously he needs to discover some entirely new physics principle, as yet unnamed, but can he deliver?


"You need A. R. Taylor's new book at least as much as you need the items identified in her title: "Sex, Rain, and Cold Fusion." There is no author funnier or smarter, nobody who packs her punch. She assumes unshakeable residence in the back of your mind. Along the way she reveals a hitherto undiscovered principle of physics: the force called A. R. Taylor."

Joseph Di Prisco, novelist, ALL FOR NOW.

"A. R. Taylor is wildly funny in a very serious sort of way - thought-provoking, cool, she doesn't throw a baseball like a girl, neither does she write like one. Her work involves boisterous, hilarious fun, tinged with a poignant vibe. I want her to write a book about me."

Diana Ketcham, Writer and Editor, San Francisco

"I haven't been allowed to read SEX, RAIN, AND COLD FUSION, but I am going to get a copy when the folks give me my allowance on Saturday. It's about doing it (fusion) while taking a cold shower. The author is older than my mother but hotter. She lives near us and sits on the porch in a bikini. I deliver her newspaper and think about her all the time, even when I'm taking a cold shower."

Andrew Hoyem, Publisher, San Francisco

"A.R. Taylor is one of my favorite writers, and SEX RAIN and COLD FUSION is funny and wise, wet and wonderful."

Jeanne Martinet, author of ETIQUETTE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD.

About the Author

A. R. Taylor has published in the Los Angeles Times, the Southwest Review, Pedantic Monthly, The Cynic online magazine, the Berkeley Insider, Red Rock Review, and Rosebud, among others. L. A.'s New Short Fiction series and the Annenberg Center have featured her stories and humor pieces, and after winning a Writers Foundation of America award in Comedy for her play Up The Nile, Taylor appeared at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York and Tongue & Groove in Hollywood. In addition, she was head writer on two Emmy winning series for public television.