This fascinating biography by Julie Phillips, 10 years in the making, is based on extensive research, exclusive interviews, and full access to Alice Sheldon's papers. Sheldon's two novels, produced toward the end of her career, were not as critically well-received as her best-known stories but continued to explore similar themes. The thing is, I am a 61-year-old woman named Alice Sheldon — nickname Alli – solitary by nature but married for 37 years to a very nice man considerably older [Huntington was 12 years her senior], who doesn't read my stuff but is glad I like writing". However, Sheldon's view of sexual politics could be ambiguous, as in the ending of "Houston, Houston, Do You Read? James Tiptree Jr., autore di Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, in LibraryThing LibraryThing è un sito di catalogazione e socializzazione per gli amanti dei libri Pagina principale Gruppi Conversazioni Altro … [7], In her personal life, Sheldon had a complex sexual orientation, and she described her sexuality in different terms over many years. —, "It has been suggested that Tiptree is female, a theory that I find absurd, for there is to me something ineluctably masculine about Tiptree's writing." 1987 sono su eBay Confronta prezzi e caratteristiche di prodotti nuovi e usati Molti articoli con consegna gratis! There was speculation, based partially on the themes in her stories, that Tiptree might be female. In 1952 she and her husband were invited to join the CIA, which she accepted. James Tiptree jr. News (12) Approfondimenti (8) 38. di S* venerdì 29 maggio 2020. Due to controversy over the circumstances of her and her husband's deaths, the name of the award was changed to the Otherwise Award in 2019. [citation needed]. When she was fourteen, she was sent to finishing school in Lausanne in Switzerland, before returning to the US to attend boarding school in Tarrytown in New York. and The Women Men Do… From 1974 to 1977 she also used the pen name Raccoona Sheldon. [22], Several prominent science fiction writers suffered some embarrassment. This was an important step forward for her painting career. "[15] She stopped painting in 1941. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. [27] According to biographer Julie Phillips, the suicide note Sheldon left was written in September 1979 and saved until needed. Seiun Award, short and long fiction: 1988, "The Only Neat Thing to Do" (1985); 2000, "Out of the Everywhere" (1981); 2008. [citation needed], After writing several stories in more conventional modes, she produced her first work to draw widespread acclaim, "The Last Flight of Doctor Ain", in 1969. In 1945, at the close of the war, while she was on assignment in Paris, she married her second husband, Huntington D. Sheldon, known as "Ting." Born Alice Bradly in 1915, she travelled extensively around the world with her parents (a travel writer and an explorer). No one knew his true identity. During this time she also took private art lessons from John Sloan. While these two shows were considered big breaks, she disparaged these accomplishments, saying that "only second rate painters sold" and she preferred to keep her works at home. For more about Sheldon/Tiptree, I highly recommend her biography James Tiptree, Jr.: He redefined the genre with such classics as "Houston, Houston, Do You Read?" From 1974 to 1977 she also used the pen name Raccoona Sheldon. Three more followed that year in If and Fantastic. [citation needed], A constant theme in Sheldon's work is feminism. [2] She also won several annual awards for particular works of fiction (typically the preceding calendar year's best):[33], Japanese-language translations of her fiction also won two Hayakawa Awards and three Seiun Awards as the year's best under changing designations (foreign, overseas, translated). La via delle stelle (Up the Walls of the World) è un romanzo di fantascienza scritto da Alice Bradley Sheldon sotto lo pseudonimo di James Tiptree Jr., pubblicato nel 1978. The name "Tiptree" came from a branded jar of marmalade, and the "Jr." was her husband's idea. James Tiptree, Jr., American science fiction author known for her disturbing short stories about love, death, gender, and human and alien nature. 26–49. [25] Later she suggested to her husband that they make a suicide pact when their health began to fail. [4] The couple divorced in 1940. —. (short story, under the name Raccoona Sheldon): "Beaver Tears" (short story, under the name Raccoona Sheldon): "She Waits for All Men Born" (short story): "The Psychologist Who Wouldn't Do Awful Things to Rats" (novelette): "A Source of Innocent Merriment" (short story): "Lirios: A Tale of the Quintana Roo" (later retitled "What Came Ashore at Lirios") (novelette): "The Boy Who Waterskied to Forever" (short story): "Morality Meat" (novelette, under the name Racoona Sheldon): "In the Great Central Library of Deneb University" (short story): "The Earth Doth Like a Snake Renew" (novellette): "Houston, Houston, Do You Read?" [11] Although she illustrated several of her mother's books, she only sold one illustration during her lifetime, in 1931, to The New Yorker, with help from Harold Ober, a New York agent who worked with her mother. Writing was a way to escape a male-dominated society, themes Tiptree explored in the short stories later collected in Her Smoke Rose Up Forever. She wrote, "I never wrote you anything but the exact truth, there was no calculation or intent to deceive, other than the signature which over 8 years became just another nickname; everything else is just plain me. [20] Silverberg also compared Tiptree's writing to Ernest Hemingway, and in fact, found Tiptree to be "superior in masculinity".[21]. Le migliori offerte per Il Fiume delle stelle - James Tiptree Jr. Mondadori 1987 I° edizione Altri Mondi sono su eBay Confronta prezzi e caratteristiche di prodotti nuovi e usati Molti articoli con consegna gratis! At the age of ten, she went to the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, which was an experimental teaching workshop with small classes and loose structure. Fenton judges the Parsons, the mother and daughter who are searching for alien life, based on their attractiveness and is agitated when they do not "fulfill stereotypical female roles", according to Anne Cranny-Francis. John Clute, noting Tiptree's "inconsolable complexities of vision", concluded that "It is very rarely that a James Tiptree story does not both deal directly with death and end with a death of the spirit, or of all hope, or of the race". Your Faces Filled of Light!" "Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death", one of the rare SF stories in which no humans appear, describes an alien creature's romantic rationalizations for the brutal instincts that drive its life cycle. ‎James Tiptree, Jr. burst onto the science fiction scene in the 1970s with a series of hard-edged, provocative short stories. In her letters to fellow writers such as Ursula K. Le Guin and Joanna Russ, she would present herself as a feminist man; however, Sheldon did not present herself as male in person. Literary Award", "Aerial Dance Theater Show Features Draper's Maia Ramnath", The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, "James Tiptree Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon", Overview of Alice B. Sheldon, pen name James Tiptree, Jr., papers, Website for Julie Phillips's biography of Tiptree, "Two Stories by James Tiptree, Jr.: The Last Flight of Doctor Ain and The Screwfly Solution", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Tiptree_Jr.&oldid=998395827, United States Army personnel of World War II, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences alumni, Women science fiction and fantasy writers, 20th-century American short story writers, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2020, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2020, Articles needing additional references from July 2020, All articles needing additional references, Wikipedia articles with style issues from August 2020, Wikipedia articles with CANTIC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with PLWABN identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Artist, intelligence analyst, research psychologist, writer, "James Tiptree's surface was often airy and at times hilarious, and her control of genre conventions allowed her to convey the bleakness of her abiding insights in tales that remain seductively readable; but she was, in the end, incapable of dissimulation." Altri progetti . —, "Although the women who had been friends with Tiptree by letter, including Ursula Le Guin, greeted the newly revealed Alice Sheldon warmly, a number of the men who had been writing to her vanished abruptly from her life." Robert Silverberg wrote: "It has been suggested that Tiptree is female, a theory that I find absurd, for there is to me something ineluctably masculine about Tiptree's writing". [16] Unsure what to do with her new degrees and her new/old careers, Sheldon began to write science fiction. [13], In 1939, Sheldon's nude self-portrait titled Portrait in the Country was accepted for the "All-American" biennial show at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C., where it was displayed for six weeks. È stato il primo romanzo della scrittrice statunitense, che allora si era affermata in ambito fantascientifico attraverso i suoi racconti brevi.. Sex in Tiptree's writing is frankly portrayed, a sometimes playful but more often threatening force. [1] Other pen names that she used included "Alice Hastings Bradley", "Major Alice Davey", "Alli B. Sheldon", "Dr. Alice B. Sheldon", and "Raccoona Sheldon". [citation needed] Works of fiction such as Half Life by Shelley Jackson and Light by M. John Harrison have received the award. Il riconoscimento, ideato con la collaborazione della scrittrice Karen Joy Fowler si prefigge lo scopo di premiare annualmenter le migliori opere letterarie di genere fantascientifico o fantasy che esplorano il concetto di genere discostandosi dalle tradizionali definizioni "politicamente corrette". [citation needed], Many of her stories have a milieu reminiscent of the space opera and pulp tales she read in her youth, but typically with a much darker tone: the cosmic journeys of her characters are often linked to a drastic spiritual alienation, and/or a transcendent experience which brings fulfillment but also death. "Houston, Houston, Do You Read?" Her footprints are all over cyberpunk turf ..." —, "Her stories and novels are humanistic, while her deep concern for male-female (even human-alien) harmony ran counter to the developing segregate-the-sexes drive amongst feminist writers; What her work brought to the genre was a blend of lyricism and inventiveness, as if some lyric poet had rewritten a number of clever SF standards and then passed them on to a, "'Tip' was a crucial part of modern SF's maturing process â€¦ 'He' â€¦ wrote powerful fiction challenging readers' assumptions about everything, especially sex and gender." Una nuova collana dedicata alla fantascienza, vista come il “genere essenziale dei tempi moderni" Leggi. This page was last edited on 5 January 2021, at 05:25. He was hailed as a brilliant writer … [3] Her father was Herbert Edwin Bradley, a lawyer and naturalist, and her mother was Mary Hastings Bradley, a prolific writer of fiction and travel books. [4] The marriage was not a success; he was an alcoholic and irresponsible with money and she disliked keeping house. James Tiptree, Jr. burst onto the science fiction scene in the 1970s with a series of hard-edged, provocative short stories. Questa pagina è stata modificata per l'ultima volta il 31 dic 2020 alle 00:30. 16. … She has already had an enormous impact on upcoming generations of SF writers. Sicuramente James Tiptree Jr. dà il meglio nelle storie brevi ed è da lì che conviene cominciare, tuttavia il mondo di Damien e la morte della nova artificiale che lo illumina, conclusione sofisticata e arzigogolata di una carriera notevole ma contraddittoria, non merita la bassa considerazione di cui gode. —, "Alice Sheldon shall appeal to the masses in the year 2017." "[8][9], Sheldon began illustrating when she was nine years old, contributing to her mother's book, Alice in Elephantland, a children's book about the family's second trip to Africa, appearing in it as herself. Her first published short story was "Birth of a Salesman" in the March 1968 issue of Analog Science Fact & Fiction, edited by John W. Campbell. She kept working at her painting techniques, fascinated with the questions of form, and read books on aesthetics in order to know what scientifically made a painting "good. [4] In 1934, at age 19, she met William (Bill) Davey and eloped to marry him. I premi si riferiscono alle opere pubblicate nell'anno di riferimento mentre la proclamazione del vincitore e la premiazione avvengono l'anno successivo. The awards are voted by magazine readers and annual convention participants respectively:[33], American science fiction writer (1915–1987), Alice and Huntington Sheldon, January 1946. [19], The pseudonym was successfully maintained until late 1977,[19] partly because, although "Tiptree" was widely known to be a pseudonym, it was generally understood that its use was intended to protect the professional reputation of an intelligence community official. Some of her best-regarded work[citation needed] can be found in the collection Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, available in paperback through Tachyon Publications as of 2004. I had the feeling that a man would slip by less observed. Literary Award, https://it.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Premio_James_Tiptree_Jr.&oldid=117641152, Errori del modulo citazione - errori nel parametro URL, licenza Creative Commons Attribuzione-Condividi allo stesso modo. Notkin, Debbie and The Secret Feminist Cabal (eds.). Hailed as a brilliant masculine writer with a deep sympathy for his female characters, he penned such classics as Houston, Houston, Do You Read?and The Women Men Don't See.For years he corresponded with Philip K. 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