“Hir” is correct, you will notice I used it quite a bit in this section.
Hir is the science fiction derived gender neutral/hermaphroditic form of his/her etc.
You seldom see it in Fantasy, but it used to be very common in early science fiction where we were introduced to alien civilizations.
Djinn have no gender, they take something pleasing to their master/mistress.
Truth be told, one of the big perks of being an ‘enslaved’ genie is that 1) you get a physical body and 2) you get to have sex. They love physical sex, it is so very very different from the way djinn normally interact with others. Very personal/intimate, but yet in isolated bodies unable to fully commune with the other as djinn do.
Have you or anyone seen it used much in recent stuff?
I don’t read as much hard core ‘outer space’ SF as I used to, (mainly because after going through umpteen years of physics to get a phd, maliciously bad science is harder for me to ‘suspend disbelief’ than “magic”) so I read more Fantasy, or close time period SF (e.g. cyberpunk/dystopia) rather than space opera SF
So I am not sure if it’s used as much today.
That will, of course change for me when I eventually get to the Oak Orcs of the Antilles (or whatever I call it) with Trig Bioblast and the OCSS Skull Crusher fighting the invading CyberElves and Space Dragons!