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  • Star Songs of an Old Primate
  • James Tiptree Jr.
  • English
  • 09 September 2020
  • 9780345254177

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Star Songs of an Old Primate Free read ✓ 6 James Tiptree Jr. ñ 6 Download Could not see but without sight she had powers that went far beyond those of all who came upon herContentsYour Haploid Heart 1969And So On and So On 1971Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 1974A Momentary Taste of Being 1975Houston Houston Do You Read 1976The Psychologist Who Wouldn't Do Awful Things to Rats 1976She Waits for All Men Born 197. Read for the LGBT Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge the Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge and the Collections Reading Challenge at Worlds Without End Two of the novellas in this collection were also counted towards similar but not the same reading challengesJames Tiptree Jr was the pseudonym of Alice Sheldon who traveled extensively in her childhood joined the CIA in her adulthood during the McCarthy era and resigned in the mid 50s to study experimental psychology This gave her what I m sure was a uniue perspective on life and it shines through in her stories I think I m in love with her partially because there s an apocryphal story that she was nominated for a Hugo that she turned down in part because as Ursula K Le Guin points out in her introduction one of the keenest subtlest minds in science fiction wrote It has been suggested that Tiptree is female a theory that I find absurd for there is to me something ineluctably masculine about Tiptree s writing I don t think the novels of Jane Austen could have been written by a man the stories of Ernest Hemingway by a woman And many if not most of the stories in this collection certainly challenge the nature and role of gender along with the nature and role of what it is to be human Men are likely to find it particularly challenging but women will be challenged tooThis collection contains a few her most highly acclaimed works including Her Smoke Rose Up Forever A Momentary Taste of Being and Houston Houston Do You Read Links are provided to two of these which are novellas that I wrote independent reviews forI discovered this obscure little paperback in the wonderful bookstore that I work at Expressions in Time which is a great place to discover unusual and hard to find books But I snatched it up right away because by this time I had heard so much about Tiptree that I fully realized what a treasure I had discovered I was intrigued by the uniue cover image also and had pretty much accepted it was one of those weird whimsical sorts of covers they slapped onto sci fi books published in the late 70s when it was finally revealed that no the cover did indeed relate to the stories in the book and was uite relevantI described Tiptree s writing on one of the Worlds Without End message boards as lightning prose of the highest order I loved this collection so much that I found myself resenting one of my favourite authors David Weber for writing such a ridiculously long book The Shadow of Saganami because I d borrowed it from the library and therefore had to finish it first Many if not most of the stories are mind blowing Most of them are also which is something other reviewers don t seem to mention with Tiptree disturbingly creepy I cannot emphasize enough how creepy As a matter of fact I am certain that Tiptree is one of the many classic sci fi authors who influenced the writing of Stephen King One of these stories The Psychologist Who Wouldn t Do Awful Things to Rats has direct parallels in one of the stories that appears in Night Shift go ahead and read them both and see if you can spot which oneThat story by the way was the only one in the whole book that I didn t like first of all because of the horrific images of animal experimentation of the part of psychology students which I have no doubt was informed by Tiptree s experience as an experimental psychology student shudder and secondly because I don t think I really got it I m not sure what exactly has happened at the end of the story nor why the viewpoint character is doing what he does I have a couple of guesses but I don t know which one it is and I suppose that was probably Tiptree s goal but I find it frustratingDo I recommend this collection Actually I would call it an essential read for anyone who has any interest at all in the roots and development of science fiction and one you ll enjoy thoroughly if you love the genre like I do Please do yourself a favour and read it Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives upon herContentsYour Haploid Heart 1969And So On and So On 1971Her Smoke Rose Up Forever 1974A Momentary Taste of Being 1975Houston Houston Do You Read 1976The Psychologist Who Wouldn't Do Awful Things to Rats 1976She Waits for All Men Born 197. Read for the LGBT Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge the Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge and the Collections Reading Challenge at Worlds Without End Two of the novellas in this collection were also counted towards similar but not the same reading challengesJames Tiptree Jr was the pseudonym of Alice Sheldon who traveled extensively in her childhood joined the CIA in her adulthood during the McCarthy era and resigned in the mid 50s to study experimental psychology This gave her what I m sure was a Shadowspell Academy The Culling Trials uniue perspective on life and it shines through in her stories I think I m in love with her partially because there s an apocryphal story that she was nominated for a Hugo that she turned down in part because as Ursula K Le Guin points out in her introduction one of the keenest subtlest minds in science fiction wrote It has been suggested that Tiptree is female a theory that I find absurd for there is to me something ineluctably masculine about Tiptree s writing I don t think the novels of Jane Austen could have been written by a man the stories of Ernest Hemingway by a woman And many if not most of the stories in this collection certainly challenge the nature and role of gender along with the nature and role of what it is to be human Men are likely to find it particularly challenging but women will be challenged tooThis collection contains a few her most highly acclaimed works including Her Smoke Rose Up Forever A Momentary Taste of Being and Houston Houston Do You Read Links are provided to two of these which are novellas that I wrote independent reviews forI discovered this obscure little paperback in the wonderful bookstore that I work at Expressions in Time which is a great place to discover Alligators, Monsters & Cool School Poems unusual and hard to find books But I snatched it Prime Suspect The True Story of John Cannan the Only Man Police Want to Investigate for the Murder of Suzy Lamplugh up right away because by this time I had heard so much about Tiptree that I fully realized what a treasure I had discovered I was intrigued by the An Ocean of Blessings uniue cover image also and had pretty much accepted it was one of those weird whimsical sorts of covers they slapped onto sci fi books published in the late 70s when it was finally revealed that no the cover did indeed relate to the stories in the book and was يأجوج ومأجوج من الوجود حتى الفناء uite relevantI described Tiptree s writing on one of the Worlds Without End message boards as lightning prose of the highest order I loved this collection so much that I found myself resenting one of my favourite authors David Weber for writing such a ridiculously long book The Shadow of Saganami because I d borrowed it from the library and therefore had to finish it first Many if not most of the stories are mind blowing Most of them are also which is something other reviewers don t seem to mention with Tiptree disturbingly creepy I cannot emphasize enough how creepy As a matter of fact I am certain that Tiptree is one of the many classic sci fi authors who influenced the writing of Stephen King One of these stories The Psychologist Who Wouldn t Do Awful Things to Rats has direct parallels in one of the stories that appears in Night Shift go ahead and read them both and see if you can spot which oneThat story by the way was the only one in the whole book that I didn t like first of all because of the horrific images of animal experimentation of the part of psychology students which I have no doubt was informed by Tiptree s experience as an experimental psychology student shudder and secondly because I don t think I really got it I m not sure what exactly has happened at the end of the story nor why the viewpoint character is doing what he does I have a couple of guesses but I don t know which one it is and I suppose that was probably Tiptree s goal but I find it frustratingDo I recommend this collection Actually I would call it an essential read for anyone who has any interest at all in the roots and development of science fiction and one you ll enjoy thoroughly if you love the genre like I do Please do yourself a favour and read it

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Star Songs of an Old Primate Free read ✓ 6 James Tiptree Jr. ñ 6 Download A marvelous medley of Tiptree's best YOUR HAPLOID HEART When Ian Suitlov and Pax Patton landed on Esthaa to check for humans the job wasn't as easy as it appeared Though the natives seemed human enough only cross breeding would be conclusive proof But how were they to prove anything when sex was punishable by death THE PSYCHOLOGIST. Your Haploid Heart First published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact September 1969 And So On And So On Her Smoke Rose Up Forever First published in Final Stage edited by Edward L Ferman and Barry N Malzberg A Momentary Taste of Being First published in The New Atlantis edited by Robert Silverberg Houston Houston Do You Read First published in Aurora Beyond Euality edited by Susan Janice Anderson and Vonda N McIntyre The Psychologist Who Wouldn t Do Awful Things to Rats First published in New Dimensions 6 edited by Robert Silverberg She Waits for All Men Born First published in Future Power edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois