James Tiptree, Jr. - Her Smoke Rose Up Forever - 9

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James Tiptree, Jr. - Her Smoke Rose Up Forever - 9

Postby clong » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:10 pm

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

This is a superb collection, eighteen of Tiptree/Sheldon’s finest short stories and novellas. The collection does not make for easy reading. Powerful, moving, and thought provoking, but not easy. As opposed to Up the Walls of the World, which I found to be a fundamentally optimistic work, most of these stories offer a very dark view of humanity and our destiny.

The collection runs from some of her earliest published work to some of her final published work, and in some ways you can see her mature as a writer as the stories progress. But even the earliest of the stories, “The Last Flight of Dr. Ainâ€
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