James Tiptree, Jr. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever. Sauk City: Arkham House, . First edition, first printing. Octavo. 520 pages.These 18 darkly complex short stories and novellas touch upon human nature and perception, metaphysics and epistemology,MoreJames Tiptree, Jr. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever. Sauk City: Arkham House, .
First edition, first printing. Octavo. 520 pages.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 authors 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.The stories of Alice Sheldon, who wrote as James Tiptree Jr. (Up the Walls of the World) until her death in 1987, have been heretofore available mostly in out-of-print collections. Thus the 18 accomplished stories here will be welcomed by new readers and old fans. The Screwfly Solution describes a chilling, elegant answer to the population problem. In Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death, the title tells the tale--species survival insured by imprinted drives--but the storys force is in its exquisite, lyrical prose and its suggestion that personal uniqueness is possible even within biological imperatives.
The Girl Who Was Plugged In is a future boy-meets-girl story with a twist unexpected by the players. The Women Men Dont See displays Tiptrees keen insight and ability to depict singularity within the ordinary. In Hugo and Nebula award-winning Houston, Houston, Do You Read?, astronauts flying by the sun slip forward 500 years and encounter a culture that successfully questions gender roles in ours.ContentsIntroduction by Michael SwanwickThe Last Flight of Doctor AinThe Screwfly SolutionAnd I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill’s SideThe Girl Who Was Plugged InThe Man Who Walked HomeAnd I Have Come Upon This Place by Lost WaysThe Women Men Don’t SeeYour Faces, O My Sisters!
Your Faces Filled of Light!Houston, Houston, Do You Read?With Delicate Mad HandsA Momentary Taste of BeingWe Who Stole the DreamHer Smoke Rose Up ForeverLove Is the Plan the Plan Is DeathOn the Last AfternoonShe Waits for All Men BornSlow MusicAnd So On, and So On