9780312869380

Meet Me At Infinity The Uncollected Tiptree: Fiction and Nonfiction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312869380

  • ISBN10:

    031286938X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-06-02
  • Publisher: Tor Books
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Summary

James Tiptree, Jr. was the pseudonym of Alice B. Sheldon (1915-1987), in whose honour the Tiptree Awards are given annually. This book brings together stories previously uncollectedincluding an early one published under her own nameand many of her colourful non-fiction pieces, published under the Tiptree name (1970-1987).

Author Biography

James Tiptree, Jr., was actually Alice Hastings Bradley Sheldon (1915-1987), a fact she kept secret for the first ten years of her meteoric career under the Tiptree pseudonym, as she won awards and acclaim. The truth came out in 1977. She also wrote as Raccoona Sheldon. She was born in Chicago, but spent much of her childhood in Africa and India. Her father was a lawyer and traveler. Her mother, Mary Hastings Bradley, was a well known geographer, traveler, and author of 35 books, who also wrote a successful children's book of which Alice was the heroine. After leaving her first career in the CIA in 1955, Sheldon got a Ph.D. in experimental psychology in 1967 and began her writing career. She won the Hugo, Nebula and Jupiter awards for her short fiction. Today, the annual Tiptree Award, for SF that explores and expands gender roles, is given in her memory.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9(15)
Jeffrey D. Smith
I. Meet Me at Infinity: Uncollected Fiction
Happiness Is a Warm Spaceship
15(53)
Please Don't Play with the Time Machine, or, I Screwed 15,924 Back Issues of Astounding for the F.B.I.
68(6)
A Day Like Any Other
74(3)
Press Until the Bleeding Stops
77(7)
Go from Me, I Am One of Those Who Pall (A Parody of My Style)
84(3)
The Trouble Is Not in Your Set
87(9)
Trey of Hearts
96(16)
The Color of Neanderthal Eyes
112(79)
II. Letters from Yucatan and Other Points of the Soul: Uncollected Nonfiction
If You Can't Laugh at It, What Good Is It?
191(15)
In the Canadian Rockies
206(2)
I Saw Him
208(3)
Spitting Teeth, Our Hero--
211(4)
Do You Like It Twice?
215(5)
The Voice from the Baggie
220(5)
Maya Maloob
225(6)
Looking Inside Squirmy Authors
231(3)
Comment on ``The Last Flight of Doctor Ain''
234(4)
Afterword to ``The Milk of Paradise''
238(2)
Afterword to ``Her Smoke Rose Up Forever''
240(3)
Introduction to ``The Night-blooming Saurian''
243(2)
The Laying On of Hands
245(5)
Going Gently Down, or, In Every Young Person There Is an Old Person Screaming to Get Out
250(6)
The Spooks Next Door
256(4)
Harvesting the Sea
260(7)
More Travels, or, Heaven Is Northwest of You
267(5)
With Tiptree Through the Great Sex Muddle
272(17)
Quintana Roo: No Travelog This Trip
289(1)
Review of The Lathe of Heaven
290(3)
Ursula K. Le Guin
How to Have an Absolutely Hilarious Heart Attack, or, So You Want to Get Sick in the Third World
293(9)
The First Domino
302(3)
Everything but the Signature Is Me
305(10)
The Lucky Ones
315(10)
Something Breaking Down
325(3)
Dzo'oc U Ma'an U Kinil---Incident on the Cancun Road, Yucatan
328(5)
Not a New Zealand Letter
333(2)
Biographical Sketch for Contemporary Authors
335(13)
Contemporary Authors Interview
348(23)
S.O.S. Found in an SF Bottle
371(2)
Note on ``Houston, Houston, Do You Read?''
373(3)
How Do You Know You're Reading Philip K. Dick?
376(3)
Review of Kayo
379(2)
Zero at the Bone
381(4)
A Woman Writing Science Fiction
385(8)
Chronology of Publications 393

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