Ten Thousand Light-Years From Home - James Tiptree Jr.

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Ten Thousand Light-Years From Home by James Tiptree Jr. / ISBN 9780241469231 / 362-page paperback from Penguin Classics


"Unquestionably one of the brightest-burning talents in the constellation of science fiction"--The New York Times

Written under the pseudonym James Tiptree Jr., the pioneering and outlandish tales of Alice B. Sheldon are some of the greatest science fiction short stories of the twentieth century, telling of dystopian chases, alien sex and the loneliness of the universe.

"What her work brought to the genre was a blend of lyricism and inventiveness, as if some poet had rewritten a number of clever SF standards and then passed them on to a psychoanalyst"--Brian Aldiss

"Feminist dystopian fiction owes just as much to this woman -- who wrote as a man -- as Margaret Atwood."--Vox

James Tiptree Jr, the pen name of Alice Bradley Sheldon (1915 - 1987) is widely considered to be one of the most influential genre writers of the twentieth century, and a pioneer of feminist science-fiction. Born in Chicago, she worked in the United States Army Air Force as an intelligence officer, where she rose to the rank of Major. She began to write science-fiction under the Tiptree pseudonym in 1967. Her short stories and novellas have received numerous prizes, including multiple Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. She was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2012.

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