Out of Everywhere

A James Tiptree Jr. Critique


This blog will be dedicated to my experiences collecting, reading, and reviewing all the works of James Tiptree, Jr., which was the pen name of science fiction author Alice Sheldon. She adopted the male persona in 1967 and continued writing under that name until her suicide in 1987. She primarily wrote short stories, but also published two novels. The majority of her stories have feminist themes and/or a dark space opera feel. She was viewed by the science fiction community as an eclectic, feminist man until she was “outed” in 1976. The only work of hers that is still in print is a recently published collection of 18 of her “best” short stories, Her Smoke Rose Up Forever (2004). Now, over twenty years after her death, I am attempting to collect and read all of her stories. I’ll let you know how it goes.


1 Comment »

  1. Hi,

    I’ve been reading Tiptree since my friend gave me Her Smoke Rose Up Forever for my birthday in June. I’ve been enjoying reading some of your reviews!

    Comment by Greg | November 19, 2013 | Reply

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