Journals Higher Education

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04 January 2000

277 Pages

6 X 9 inches

ISBN: 9780853238249


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Alien Plots

Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'A Momentary Taste of Being'

Inez van der Spek

Liverpool University Press

At the heart of this stimulating and provocative study is a science fiction story by James Tiptree Jr (Alice Sheldon-Bradley, 1916-1987) about a brother and a sister (and 58 other human beings) who encounter an alien while on a starship travelling to discover a habitable planet. The book includes an outline of Tiptree's work and of her remarkable life as the only child of jungle explorers, as a painter, an American agent during and after World War II, an experimental psychologist, and a female science fiction writer in male disguise.

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