Monatsarchiv: Oktober 2015

The Screwfly Solution • 1977 • SF novelette by James Tiptree, Jr.

★★★ A married couple exchanges letters. Wife Anne is in U.S.A, while husband Alan, a biology scientist, tries to free Columbian people of parasitic infections. The title refers to a technique which controls the population of screwflies by sterilizing males … Weiterlesen

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The Last Flight of Doctor Ain • 1969 • SF short story by James Tiptree, Jr.

★★1/2 Dr. Ain is an epidemiologist in love with a mystical female Earth. He spreads a designed leukemia virus which will whipe out humanity by flying around the world and using his own body as a carrier. Review The story reads like … Weiterlesen

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A Momentary Taste of Being • 1975 • SF novella by James Tiptree, Jr.

★★★★ Overcrowded Earth sends out an expedition searching for a habitable planet. They discover one but are uncertain if they should send back a green or a red signal which determines if a fleet of colonists would be sent out. But the … Weiterlesen

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Houston, Houston, Do You Read? • 1976 • SF novella by James Tiptree, Jr.

★★★★ The story follows three male astronauts via flashbacks on their circumsolar mission, when something goes wrong and they are transported into a future, where males are completely extinguised by some epidemic on Earth. Houston doesn’t react any more, but … Weiterlesen

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With Delicate Mad Hands • 1981 • SF novella by James Tiptree, Jr.

★1/2 “Carol Page, or CP as she was usually known, was an expert at being unloved” – the space opera follows a girl’s life who has been rejected for her whole life because of a squashed pig-like nose. Male astronauts abuse … Weiterlesen

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The Grace of Kings • 2015 • Epic Fantasy novel by Ken Liu

★★ Set in the archipelago fantasy world called Dara, in a situation similar to the Chinese epoch 200 B.C. after the fall of the Chin dynasty and the rise of the Han dynasty, we follow the struggle for control of … Weiterlesen

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Your Faces, O My Sisters! Your Faces Filled of Light! • 1976 • short story by James Tiptree, Jr.

★★★ A young woman wanders as a messenger in a post-apocalyptic world westwards, meeting helpful Sisters everywhere, loving the world, her job, her life. But the real world is different, brutal, full of rape. Review What a wonderful title! It … Weiterlesen

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The Women Men Don’t See • 1973 • novelette by James Tiptree, Jr.

★★★★★ I’m lazy and let Tiptree summarize the novelette in her own words: „‚Hero‘ – narrator, two plain women (mother & daughter) and Maya pilot crash on a sand-bar in Asuncion Bay. Hero and the mother set off on foot … Weiterlesen

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And I Have Come Upon This Place by Lost Ways • 1972 • novelette by James Tiptree, Jr.

★★★ A scientific mission got to a new world. Underdog Evan sees his chance when he glimpses a strange anomaly. Out of a gut feeling and contradicting empiric measures he risks everything and personally climbs the mountain. Review I didn’t … Weiterlesen

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The Man Who Walked Home • 1972 • short story by James Tiptree, Jr.

★★★★ Major John Delgano is the Man Who Walked Home from a time far in the future back to his original time and place. Traveling in time seems to be the easy part – the hard part being the synchronization … Weiterlesen

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