Synopses & Reviews
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever collects eighteen brilliant short stories from a luminary of the science-fiction genre, James Tiptree, Jr. This updated edition is the quintessential Tiptree collection and contains revisions from the authors original notes. Tiptrees fiction reflects the darkly complex world its author inhabited: exploring the alien among us; the unreliability of perception; love, sex, and death; and humanitys place in a vast, cold universe.
"There is just one great collection of Tiptree's fiction still in print...Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, from Tachyon Publications." The New York Times Book Review
"One of science fiction's greatest assets." Science Fiction Chronicle
"Exquisite, lyrical prose...keen insight and ability to depict singularity within the ordinary." Publishers Weekly
"One of the first hardbacks I ever bought and still one of my most read." Locus
About the Author
James Tiptree, Jr., was born Alice Bradley in 1915 in Chicago, Illinois. When she began writing science fiction in 1968, she used a pseudonym to maintain her privacy. Alice Bradley Sheldon became the reclusive, enigmatic genius James Tiptree, Jr. His adventures and writinggleaned from the details of Sheldons lifewere convincingly masculine; when Sheldon finally revealed herself, her ruse was met with both surprise and delight. In 2006, interest in Tiptrees life and work were rekindled with the publication of Julie Phillipss definitive biography James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Washington State Book Award, and a Hugo Award.