Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

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Tachyon Publications, 2004 - Fiction - 508 pages
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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  - Eighteen - Goodreads

A brutal meditation. Dark and fatalistic sci-fi from an author who I suspect was trans and used her writing (under the Tiptree male pseudonym) to communicate the pain of being a brilliant human being ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ken-ichi - Goodreads

So, here's how I've been trying to explain this book to people: James Tiptree Jr. was actually a woman named Alice Sheldon, and all these stories are about the futile struggles of women trapped in a ... 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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