Sunday, February 06, 2011

The Rough Guide to Space Opera: James Tiptree Jr - Blue Tyson

James Tiptree Jr was the author of two science fiction novels and more than 60 short stories of often high quality. These have been collected at different times in 10 books. Several stories are of interest, including With Delicate Mad Hands, We Who Stole the Dream and Happiness Is A Warm Spaceship.

A Momentary Taste of Being has an expedition to Gamma Centaurus. Mother in the Sky With Diamonds has a space safety officer hiding something. The Only Neat Thing To Do has a girl encounter a very different alien, with the sacrifices necessitated by such a meeting.

A Momentary Taste of Being

Mother In the Sky With Diamonds

The Only Neat Thing To Do