Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
By Jr. Tiptree, James
(Tachyon Publications, Paperback, 9781892391209, 448pp.)
Publication Date: November 2004
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These 18 darkly complex short stories and novellas touch upon human nature and perception, metaphysics and epistemology, and gender and sexuality, foreshadowing a world in which biological tendencies bring about the downfall of humankind. Revisions from the author's notes are included, allowing a deeper view into her world and a better understanding of her work. The Nebula Awardwinning short story Love Is the Plan, the Plan Is Death, the Hugo Awardwinning novella The Girl Who Was Plugged In, and the Hugo and Nebula Awardwinning novella Houston, Houston, Do You Read? are included.
James Tiptree, Jr., was a pseudonym for Alice Bradley Sheldon, the author of Brightness Falls from the Air, Byte Beautiful, and Tales of the Quintana Roo. She is recognized as one of the most respected writers in the science fiction world and has been the recipient of several awards including the Hugo, Locus, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards.
"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
"Tiptree is one of the best story writers in or out of the [science fiction] field." Locus
"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
"Showcases what are undoubtedly the best of Tiptree's stories." SF Site
"One of the first hardbacks I ever bought and still one of my most read." Locus