Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

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Tachyon Publications, 2004 - Fiction - 508 pages
52 Reviews
These 18 darkly complex short stories and novellas touch upon human nature and perception, metaphysics and epistemology, and gender and sexuality, foreshadowing a world in which biological tendencies bring about the downfall of humankind. Revisions from the author's notes are included, allowing a deeper view into her world and a better understanding of her work. The Nebula Award?winning short story Love Is the Plan, the Plan Is Death, the Hugo Award?winning novella The Girl Who Was Plugged In, and the Hugo and Nebula Award?winning novella Houston, Houston, Do You Read? are included.

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User Review  - Tyler Case - Goodreads

Very well-written, inventive sci-fi. But, holy crap, this is some DEPRESSING stuff! I felt like just about every story was like one of the old Twilight Zone episodes, the ones with the twist at the end that makes everything dark and bleak. Read full review

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User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

"With Delicate Mad Hands" is genius. I haven't cried over a book in a long time, but this one pulled them from me effortlessly. I can't wait to read more of Tiptree's work and explore this mind which had a stunning grasp of the human condition. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

James Tiptree, Jr., was born Alice Bradley in 1915 in Chicago, Illinois. When she began writing science fiction in 1968, she used a pseudonym to maintain her privacy. Alice Bradley Sheldon became the reclusive, enigmatic genius James Tiptree, Jr. His adventures and writing—gleaned from the details of Sheldon’s life—were convincingly masculine; when Sheldon finally revealed herself, her ruse was met with both surprise and delight. In 2006, interest in Tiptree’s life and work were rekindled with the publication of Julie Phillips’s definitive biography James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Washington State Book Award, and a Hugo Award.

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