Friday, August 16, 2013

Another Forgotten SF Book

Book Review: 'Her Smoke Rose Up Forever,' By James Tiptree Jr. | Author, Feminist, Pioneer


Bud said...

The reviewer throws in the usual "feminist" b.s., but Sheldon's work is as far beyond that stuff as Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" is beyond white racism!

Todd Mason said...

Um..."beyond" feminist means what?

Todd Mason said...

as I was moved to comment:

"and she [Alice Sheldon, in a review headlined "The Unlikely Queen of Sci-Fi"] was the only one to show at once such a power of invention, an
awareness of gender and justice, and a tragic sense of life."

This says to me that you haven't read, or don't recall sufficiently, Joanna Russ, Carol Emshwiller, Kate Wilhelm, or Theodore Sturgeon. But I suspect (or, at least, hope) you didn't actually write that headline, either.