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The Resource James Tiptree, Jr. : the double life of Alice B. Sheldon, Julie Phillips

James Tiptree, Jr. : the double life of Alice B. Sheldon, Julie Phillips

Label
James Tiptree, Jr. : the double life of Alice B. Sheldon
Title
James Tiptree, Jr.
Title remainder
the double life of Alice B. Sheldon
Statement of responsibility
Julie Phillips
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
James Tiptree, Jr., burst onto the science fiction scene in the late 1960s with a string of hard-edged, provocative stories. He was hailed as a brilliant writer with a deep sympathy for his female characters. He carried on intimate correspondences with other writers, none of whom knew his true identity. He was so reclusive that he was widely believed to be a top-secret government agent. Then the cover was blown--on a sixty-one-year-old woman named Alice Bradley Sheldon. A Chicago native, Alice traveled the globe with her mother, then eloped with a poet at nineteen. She became an artist, a newspaper critic, an army officer, a CIA analyst, and an expert on the psychology of perception. Beautiful, theatrical, and sophisticated, she developed close friendships with people she never met. Devoted to her second husband, she struggled with her feelings for women. An outspoken feminist, she took a male name as a joke, and found the voice to write her stories--only when she became someone else could she tell the truth about herself.--From publisher description
Summary
Profiles the successful woman author who hid behind the male pen name of James Tiptree, Jr., to publish short works of science fiction in the 1970s, describing her work as an intelligence officer during World War II and her shocking suicide
Award
  • Hugo Award for Best Related Non-Fiction Book, 2007.
  • Locus Award for Best Nonfiction/Related/Reference Book, 2007.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, 2006.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
163057
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3570.I66
LC item number
Z85 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the double life of Alice B. Sheldon
Label
James Tiptree, Jr. : the double life of Alice B. Sheldon, Julie Phillips
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0629/2006040095-s.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-451) and index
Control code
2568236
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 469 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312203856
Lccn
2006040095
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm63692750
  • (OCoLC)63692750
Label
James Tiptree, Jr. : the double life of Alice B. Sheldon, Julie Phillips
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0629/2006040095-s.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-451) and index
Control code
2568236
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 469 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312203856
Lccn
2006040095
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm63692750
  • (OCoLC)63692750

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