Adventures in the Orgasmatron

Poor Wilhelm Reich, whose books were burned for their much-maligned promotion of orgone energy, those cosmic sex rays once endorsed by C-list celebrities. Freud's rogue disciple gets an overdue rehabilitation in Turner's respectful yet rollicking study. The lasting effects of Reich's assault on consensus science and sexology are still being felt, as Turner makes clear in his survey of Reich's erotic legacy.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.