Alien Plots

Alien Plots

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At the heart of this stimulating and provocative study is a science fiction story by James Tiptree Jr (Alice Sheldon-Bradley, 1916a€“1987) about a brother and a sister (and 58 other human beings) who encounter an alien while on a starship travelling to discover a habitable planet. The book includes an outline of Tiptreea€™s work and of her remarkable life as the only child of jungle explorers, as a painter, an American agent during and after World War II, an experimental psychologist, and a female science fiction writer in male disguise.Many science fiction stories, according to my perception of the genre, can be taken to be narrative revisions of the apocalyptic pattern. As works of the imagination, science fiction texts emerge from the sociopolitical, religious and culturalanbsp;...


Title:Alien Plots
Author: Inez van der Spek
Publisher:Liverpool University Press - 2000
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