Most science fiction enthusiasts know that James Tiptree, Jr. was the pseudonym of Alice Sheldon, an employee of the CIA who killed her ailing husband and then herself back in 1987. The best parts, in my opinion, were the two novellas: a momentary taste of being and slow music. But some of the stories in the beginning of the volume were also wonderful. 3.5 out of 5 Posted by Blue Tyson at Tuesday, September 09, 2008. Segui James Tiptree Jr. ed esplora la sua bibliografia sulla Pagina Autore di James Tiptree Jr. di Amazon.it. Tiptree, herself, is also an interesting figure. A brilliant biography called "James Tiptree Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon" by Julie Phillips won the National Book Critics Circle Award… Of course, much of this is simply a matter of taste. This review is about the novella Slow Music by James Tiptree Jr., which I read in the collection Her Smoke Rose Up Forever. “Slow Music,” by James Tiptree, Jr. (Interfaces, February 1980) “The Map,” by Gene Wolfe (Light Years and Dark, November 1984) “Dinosaurs,” by Walter Jon Williams (Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, June 1987) “The Death Artist,” by Alexander Jablokov (Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, August 1990) James Tiptree, Jr., was the pseudonym of Alice B. Sheldon (1915-1987), who before turning to writing had been an artist, a newspaper art critic, a World War II photo-intelligence officer, a chicken farmer, a CIA agent, and a research psychologist. This post contains spoilers, but only after the pagebreak. Slow Music - James Tiptree Jr We went down to The River and into lust. Click to read more about Slow Music by James Tiptree Jr.. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers Almost but not quite a best-of, its major themes are brazen and challenging, including: alien juxtaposition, dominance in cultural relations, gender dichotomy, mortality, and the female proclivity for physical and sexual violence toward men. At first glance, the classic science-fiction authors James Tiptree Jr. and Joanna Russ might not seem to have much in common. "James Tiptree Jr" flourished from 1967 until her identity was exposed in 1977. Beginning in 1974, she also wrote several sf stories as Raccoona Sheldon, and some earlier non-fantastic work under other names, including her first fiction, "The Lucky Ones" (16 November 1946 New Yorker ) … Behavioral psychologist Alice Bradley Sheldon began writing under “James Tiptree Jr.” in 1968, when she was in her fifties. Jane Tiptree Jr.’s 1990 His Smoke Rose Up Forever is a quality collection of short stories spanning the writer’s career. 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