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Alien Plots:  Female Subjectivity and the Divine

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Alien Plots: Female Subjectivity and the Divine

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Author: Inez van der Spek
Publisher: Liverpool University Press, 2000
Series: Liverpool SF Studies: Book 22
Book Type: Non-Fiction
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Theological
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Alien Plots - Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'A Momentary Taste of Being'

At the heart of this stimulating and provocative study is a science fiction story by James Tiptree Jr (Alice Sheldon-Bradley) 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 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.


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