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Author Information: James Tiptree, Jr.

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(1915-1987) Born Alice Hastings Bradley Sheldon. A daughter of world exploring parents, Sheldon spent her early years in Africa and India. Alice worked as a graphic artist and painter from 1925 until 1941. WW II brought her into the US government where Alice worked at the Pentagon in photo intelligence. Taught psychology and statistics at American U. and George Washington U. between 1955 and 1968. Sheldon acquired her PhD in experimental psychology in 1967. Alice began selling SF in 1968 to Astounding, and remained a short form writer. While still writing as Tiptree, she published several short stories as 'Raccoona Sheldon' before going public with her real identity in 1978.

Four collections contain most of Tiptree's best stories: Ten Thousand Light-Years From Home (1973), Warm Worlds, and Otherwise (1975), Star Songs of An Old Primate (1978), and Out of the Everywhere, and Other Extraordinary Visions (1981). Several new anthologies occurred immediately after her death and reissues appear regularly, tied or timed to the "James Tiptree, Jr. SF Awards", named in her honor.




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