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10000 Light Years From Home

James Tiptree, Jr.

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Penguin US
20 October 2020
The dazzling debut collection from one of the greatest female science fiction writers ever.

James Tiptree Jr, the pen name of Alice Bradley Sheldon, is widely considered to be one of the most influential American genre writers ever, and a pioneer of feminist science fiction.

10,000 Light Years from Home, her brilliant debut collection, displays all her trademark humour, intensity and originality, with dark dystopian thrills, fast-paced intergalactic satire and hardboiled tales of alien invasion. A startling and unforgettable depiction of humanity's experience among the stars, the collection includes some of Tiptree's most powerful stories- 'And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side', 'The Man Who Walked Home' and 'Beam Us Home'.
By:   James Tiptree Jr.
Imprint:   Penguin US
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 181mm,  Width: 111mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   213g
ISBN:   9780241469231
ISBN 10:   0241469236
Series:   Penguin Science Fiction
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   20 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James Tiptree Jr, the pen name of Alice Bradley Sheldon (1915 - 1987) is widely considered to be one of the most influential genre writers of the twentieth century, and a pioneer of feminist science-fiction. Born in Chicago, she worked in the United States Army Air Force as an intelligence officer, where she rose to the rank of Major. She began to write science-fiction under the Tiptree pseudonym in 1967. Her short stories and novellas have received numerous prizes, including multiple Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. She was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2012.

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