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   Writers: James Tiptree, Jr (1915 - 1987, United States)  
  About the author  

Real Name: Alice Bradley Sheldon.

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.


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  1973.  Girl Who Was Plugged In, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
1973.  Ten Thousand Light-Years From Home   (Amazon - Alibris)
1975.  Warm Worlds and Otherwise   (Amazon - Alibris)
1978.  Star Song Of An Old Primate   (Amazon - Alibris)
1978.  Up the Walls of the World   (Amazon - Alibris)

1981.  Out Of The Everywhere, And Other Extraordinary Visions   (Amazon - Alibris)
1985.  Brightness Falls from the Air   (Amazon - Alibris)
1985.  Byte Beautiful: 8 Science Fiction Stories   (Amazon - Alibris)
1986.  Starry Rift, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
1986.  Tales of the Quintana Roo   (Amazon - Alibris)

1988.  Crown of Stars   (Amazon - Alibris)
1990.  Her Smoke Rose Up Forever   (Amazon - Alibris)
1996.  Neat Sheets: The Poetry of James Tiptree, Jr.   (Amazon - Alibris)
2000.  Meet Me at Infinity   (Amazon - Alibris)
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Meet Me at Infinity
  Recurring themes  

  • Aliens - Extra-terrestrials (3 books)
  • War (2 books)
  • Romance - Love Story (2 books)
  • Space Opera - Space Epics - Space Romances (2 books)
  • Alien Invasions (2 books)
      Internet links  
  • The Templeton Gate - James Tiptree, Jr.
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