Alien Plots: Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree’s ‘A Momentary Taste of Being’ (Hardcover)
At the heart of this stimulating and provocative study is a science fiction story by James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon-Bradley, 1916–1987) about a brother and a sister (and 58 other human beings) who encounter an alien while on a starship traveling to discover a habitable planet. The book includes an outline of Tiptree’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.
Inez van der Spek has taught at the Universities of Utrecht, Amsterdam and Nijmegen.
… a significant contribution to Tiptree studies and to feminist S.F. theory.’ --Science Fiction Studies
— Liverpool Science Fiction Studies 22