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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
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award for biography, 2006
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
163057
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Julie
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tiptree, James
  • Tiptree, James
  • Tiptree, James
  • Tiptree, James
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Science-Fiction-Literatur
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The innocent adventuress -- Africa (1921-22) -- Childhood -- Cannibals at home (1924-25) -- Celebrity (1925-28) -- Girls' school (1929-30) -- Like a Du Maurier heroine (1931) -- Ambition (1931-33) -- "We have found it quite impossible to persuade her to lead a normal life " (1933-34) -- Love trouble (1935-36) -- Sex and arguing (1936-40) -- War fever (1941-42) -- Fort Des Moines (1942-43) -- In a Pentagon basement (1944) -- Ting (1945) -- Going underground (1946-47) -- Running a chicken hatchery in New Jersey (1948-52) -- The agency (1952-55) -- A disappearance and a return (1955) -- Learning to see (1956-59) -- Chez woman (1950's) -- Predoctoral research grant no 10,907 (1960-62) -- Rat science (1963-67) -- The birth of a writer (1967) -- Dr Jekyll and Mr Spock (1968) -- First contact (1969) -- The Yucatán (1970) -- A decadent intellectual faked up in a Woodman's shirt (1971) -- Friendships (1971-73) -- The women men don't see (1972) -- A glass getting ready to crack (1973) -- "Houston, Houston, do you read?" (1973-74) -- A tin rocket (1974) -- A sensitive man (1974-75) -- Depression (1975-76) -- Mary's death (1976) -- Tiptree revealed (1976) -- "I live in my body as in an alien artifact" (1977) -- Writing again (1979-81) -- Love is the plan the plan is death (1982-87)
Control code
ocm63692750
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 469 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312203856
Lccn
2006040095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780312203856
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)63692750
Label
James Tiptree, Jr. : the double life of Alice B. Sheldon, Julie Phillips
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The innocent adventuress -- Africa (1921-22) -- Childhood -- Cannibals at home (1924-25) -- Celebrity (1925-28) -- Girls' school (1929-30) -- Like a Du Maurier heroine (1931) -- Ambition (1931-33) -- "We have found it quite impossible to persuade her to lead a normal life " (1933-34) -- Love trouble (1935-36) -- Sex and arguing (1936-40) -- War fever (1941-42) -- Fort Des Moines (1942-43) -- In a Pentagon basement (1944) -- Ting (1945) -- Going underground (1946-47) -- Running a chicken hatchery in New Jersey (1948-52) -- The agency (1952-55) -- A disappearance and a return (1955) -- Learning to see (1956-59) -- Chez woman (1950's) -- Predoctoral research grant no 10,907 (1960-62) -- Rat science (1963-67) -- The birth of a writer (1967) -- Dr Jekyll and Mr Spock (1968) -- First contact (1969) -- The Yucatán (1970) -- A decadent intellectual faked up in a Woodman's shirt (1971) -- Friendships (1971-73) -- The women men don't see (1972) -- A glass getting ready to crack (1973) -- "Houston, Houston, do you read?" (1973-74) -- A tin rocket (1974) -- A sensitive man (1974-75) -- Depression (1975-76) -- Mary's death (1976) -- Tiptree revealed (1976) -- "I live in my body as in an alien artifact" (1977) -- Writing again (1979-81) -- Love is the plan the plan is death (1982-87)
Control code
ocm63692750
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 469 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312203856
Lccn
2006040095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780312203856
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)63692750

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