According To Helen

My 6th self-published work, “According To Helen”, is now available on Just visit the site, move to the Books category, then in the search area, type in “books by Mike Gutowski” which will bring you to my available novels/novellas.

My latest work is a science fiction, horror erotica, dystopian and dark fantasy novella (heavy on the science fiction and horror, light on the erotica). Here’s a summary of the book:

“A resident of the Brim planetoid survives a global catastrophic event which blocks regular sunlight and shades the land in textures of gray during single day cycles. He suffers memory loss during a totalitarian government takeover of the planetoid amidst environment ruins. Government overlords impose laws which control all aspects of existence, including body dismorphism intended to create worker and soldier classes to achieve their total domination of all civilizations.”

Two reader reviews received so far:


5.0 out of 5 stars Creative and adventurous bookReviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 May 2023

I found the book to be highly thought-provoking and captivating. The author’s use of comical and magical/whimsical elements added balance to the chilling and disturbing aspects of the story. The book is full of unexpected twists that keep the reader engaged and interested throughout.

I especially enjoyed the author’s use of language, which was both poetic and descriptive.


5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating, Dark and Romantic Book!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 May 2023

I recently had the pleasure of reading According to Helen, a highly imaginative and thought-provoking science fiction novel that kept me captivated from start to finish. Set in a dark and disturbing future world, the book tells the story of a resident of the Brim planetoid who survives a catastrophic event that shades the land in textures of gray and leads to a totalitarian government takeover.

One of the unique features of this book is the development of survival skills in a dystopian future world. The author’s writing is creative and adventurous, with unexpected twists that kept me on the edge of my seat. The clinical trauma scenes were particularly well-written, and the exploration of body dismorphism added another layer of depth to the story.

Here’s the softcover (also available in ebook):

Thanks for reading and good luck in your daily adventures.

Mike Gutowski

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