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Alice Bradley Sheldon

American science fiction writer (1915-1987)

1915   -   1987


genre: science fiction, feminist science fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: American English
educated at: George Washington University, Sarah Lawrence College, American University
occupation: novelist, writer, author, psychologist, artist, science fiction writer
award received: Nebula Award for Best Short Story, Hugo Award for Best Novella, Nebula Award for Best Novella, Nebula Award for Best Novelette, Locus Award for Best Short Story, Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame

Alice Bradley Sheldon (born Alice Hastings Bradley; August 24, 1915 – May 19, 1987) was an American science fiction and fantasy author better known as James Tiptree Jr., a pen name she used from 1967 to her death. It was not publicly known until 1977 that James Tiptree Jr. was a woman. From 1974 to 1985 she also used the pen name Raccoona Sheldon. Tiptree was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2012.Tiptree's debut story collection, Ten Thousand Light-Years from Home, was published in 1973 and her first novel, Up the Walls of the World, was published in 1978. Her other works include 1973 novelette "The Women Men Don't See", 1974 novella "The Girl Who Was Plugged In", 1976 novella "Houston, Houston, Do You Read?", 1985 novel Brightness Falls from the Air, and 1990 short story "Her Smoke Rose Up Forever".
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