Table of contents

Conscious Shock
I. Love Stories
Soft Kill
a place for dirty laundry
what pulls
Red Love
II. Siren’s Song
mother nature takes her course
sex energy
the fate of Icarus
writing her story
life’s a picnic
Epilogue: the end
Third Force
III. Baby Theory
sophisticated hookers
all things considered

The first novel to fully explore evolutionary psychology, Trine Erotic explores what it means to love and write in a memetic, Darwinian world.


The first novel to fully explore evolutionary psychology, Trine Erotic explores why we write: to seduce (as mating strategy), to process, to heal ourselves and ultimately readers, to find meaning. Questions of love that preoccupy us (passionate love versus companionate love, selfish love and selfless love, for example), are viewed through a triune system which Andrews calls "evolution, experience, and culture. " A book about reconciliation of important polarities and dichotomies (e. g., spirituality and science, feminine and masculine principles), as well as about memetics, fate, the will, desire, and more, this novel of ideas is a very provocative work.

Alice Andrews teaches psychology and evolutionary studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Evolutionary Review: Art, Science, Culture. This is her first novel.


"A marvelously seductive novel that inspires and pleases many instincts at once. " — Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

"Her people talk the way you wish your friends talked—always, always analyzing, always full of fertile disagreements, seminal interpretations, high-flown, new-age, old-fashioned palaver. She knows that everything—and love above all—grows out of how we talk. That is what's so surprising, lively, in this novel—the combat of non-stop lucidities in which we have to make our own silence of understanding. " — Robert Kelly, Black Mountain poet and author of Lapis: Poems