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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful Plus Rare Stories
Jeff Smith has collected private letters and musings of the wildly imaginative Alice Sheldon. Included are some rarely found stories: "The Color of Neanderthal Eyes" and the amazing "Trey of Hearts". Tiptree was the best of the best, and Smith's collection throws some light onto this great writer's complex personality. It's a fine collection, a must-have for any Tiptree...
Published on August 15, 2006 by Eukrate

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3.0 out of 5 stars Tiptree odds and ends
What we have here is a sort of Tiptree scrapbook. The first 190 pages, apart from some bits and scraps, mainly include Tiptree's worst science fiction story, "Happiness is a Warm Spaceship," as well as "Trey of Hearts," written for an anthology of erotic fiction by women but never published there, and "The Color of Neanderthal Eyes," a short novel that's her last...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful Plus Rare Stories, August 15, 2006
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Eukrate (Baltimore MD USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Meet Me At Infinity: The Uncollected Tiptree: Fiction and Nonfiction (Paperback)
Jeff Smith has collected private letters and musings of the wildly imaginative Alice Sheldon. Included are some rarely found stories: "The Color of Neanderthal Eyes" and the amazing "Trey of Hearts". Tiptree was the best of the best, and Smith's collection throws some light onto this great writer's complex personality. It's a fine collection, a must-have for any Tiptree fan.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Tiptree odds and ends, January 24, 2008
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Rory Coker (Austin, TX USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Meet Me At Infinity: The Uncollected Tiptree: Fiction and Nonfiction (Paperback)
What we have here is a sort of Tiptree scrapbook. The first 190 pages, apart from some bits and scraps, mainly include Tiptree's worst science fiction story, "Happiness is a Warm Spaceship," as well as "Trey of Hearts," written for an anthology of erotic fiction by women but never published there, and "The Color of Neanderthal Eyes," a short novel that's her last completed work. It explores themes always close to Tiptree's heart, in detailing an earthman's interference with the inevitable when, on an alien planet which is mainly ocean, a land-based species begins a war of extermination against a nonviolent, idyllic species of amphibians. Tiptree's usual equation, love=sex=motherhood=death, is very much to the forefront, despite the concentration on war and preparations for war.

In the nearly 200 pages remaining, we get some Tiptree letters, articles, reviews and travelogues. In Tiptree's accounts of her vacations in Yucatan, it's interesting to spot the real-life equivalent of the Mayan pilot who appears in one of her best-known stories, "The Women Men Don't See." It's also interesting to see the several dismissive summaries of and references to what is probably her best short story, "Love is the plan the plan is death." I suspected after rereading the tale recently that she had Global Warming in mind while writing it, all the way back in 1971, and so indeed she says here. I was also able to confirm, as I suspected from re-reading many of her tales recently, that Theodore Sturgeon was the science fiction writer she admired most, and was the most influenced by.

Probably the most enlightening part of the second half of the book is a long autobiographical sketch Tiptree wrote for the reference series CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS.

I don't think there is anything here that you really have to have, that's not available elsewhere. But if you feel the need to own a "Tiptree Scrapbook," this is it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars SFRevu: Recommended, not your usual can of worms..., March 17, 2000
This review is from: Meet Me at Infinity (Hardcover)
Meet Me At Infinity by James Tiptree, JR. Hardcover - 352 pages (February 2000) Tor Books; ISBN: 0312858744 Who was the most convincing imposter in Science Fiction? Robert Heinlein's Double Star? Lois Bujold's "Admiral" Miles Naismith? Nope...it would be James Tiptree, Jr. aka Alice Sheldon, gender bender, Hugo winner, psychiatrist and onetime member of the CIA. Editor David Hartwell deserves our thanks for putting together this illuminating collection of stories previously published and not, and adding his insights into this important and interesting author's writing and life. It's not a polished group of stories, but a gathering of full pieces and fragments...all fascinating. As Harlan Ellison remarked; "Quite a different can of worms. It has something...I have no idea what." Highly recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, October 24, 2014
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Eric L. Jackson (Los Angeles, Cali) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Meet Me at Infinity (Hardcover)
Alice Sheldon wrote some good stories. These are a subset of them which should be read.
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meet Me at Infinity, February 14, 2005
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James Tiptree, Jr. was my grandmother. This was the only one of her books that I have read so far in my life because I didn't realize that her real last name was Sheldon. I enjoyed it a lot because it is a great sci-fi.
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