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Out of the Everywhere, and Other Extraordinary Visions

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Contents:
Angel Fix (1974)
Beaver Tears (1976)
Your Faces, O My Sisters! Your Faces Filled of Light! (1976)
The Screwfly Solution (1977)
Time-Sharing Angel (1977)
We Who Stole the Dream (1978)
Slow Music (1980)
A Source of Innocent Merriment (1980)
Out of the Everywhere (1981)
With Delicate Mad Hands (1981)
Mass Market Paperback, 278 pages
Published November 12th 1981 by Del Rey Books
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Ivo Crnkovic-Rubsamen
Mar 24, 2011 Ivo Crnkovic-Rubsamen rated it really liked it
Out of the everywhere started off quite poorly, but managed to resurrect itself from 2-stardom to a strong finish. The first two stories in this collection were both environmentally-minded and theres really nothing i hate more than getting preached to by my sci-fi. However the stories weren't badly written or premised poorly, they just had a stupid message. The next 3 stories were very strong, with interesting premises and well executed. I often think short stories are the purest form of s-f, in ...more
Kay
Dec 17, 2009 Kay rated it really liked it
James Tiptree was the nom de plume of Alice Sheldon, who adopted a male pseudonym as at the time she wrote, sci-fi/fantasy was thoroughly male territory. This is a collection of some of her best short stories and one novella. If you like Ursula LeGuin, you'll probably also enjoy Tiptree. Her characters are multi-dimensional and she deals with complex social issues, sometimes with a hint of satire and keen wit. This is not your typical rocket blaster/ray gun sci fi.
Snowfire
May 25, 2009 Snowfire rated it liked it
Ended up reading this by accident. The story quality is rather erratic, and some parts are definitely dated (as would be expected with older sci-fi short stories). Still, there are definitely some way cool ideas in it, even if I didn't entirely like where Tiptree went with 'em. So still interesting, all in all.

Also, is it just me, or does Tiptree have some severe hang-ups over the place of women in society? I suppose sexism was a much worse problem in the 60s and 70s, but still, there's lots of
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Mea
Feb 10, 2011 Mea rated it really liked it
"Slow music" makes this worth looking for. An enigmatic young girl plans to stay behind when all the other humans have left on the "river" a beam of unknown energy brought down to earth by an alien intelligence. Eternal life is promised to those who enter, but at what cost? Tiptree writes beautifully, and "Slow Music" is one of her best; poetic and poignant, and a very novel story as well.
Hiroki
「ラセンウジバエ解決法」 The Screwfly Solution (1977)
突如男性が女性を殺害する事件が続発し、急速に世界的な広まりを見せる。傑作。性衝動/暴力の関連性がモチーフになっているが、達観した視点から冷笑的に物語を語っている印象を受ける。手紙や新聞の切り抜きの抜粋が多く用いられ、クライマックスでは3つの手記を連ねて、後から現れる手記に前の文書が内包されてゆくという構造に鳥肌が立つ。
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"James Tiptree, Jr." was born Alice Bradley in Chicago in 1915. Her mother was the writer Mary Hastings Bradley; her father, Herbert, was a lawyer and explorer. Throughout her childhood she travelled with her parents, mostly to Africa, but also to India and Southeast Asia. Her early work was as an artist and art critic. During World War II she enlisted in the Army and became the first American ...more
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