Recent Reading - Things Science Fiction Predicts, and Doesn't|
|Date:||February 23rd, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)|| |
James Tiptree/Alice Sheldon... "The Girl Who Was Plugged In." She foreknowledges reality stars and to some extent, some kind of internet, I think. A lot of her work is amazingly prescient, but that's the best example I can think of offhand.
|Date:||February 24th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)|| |
I've never read Tiptree and always wanted to. I can't find this one on my library website, though. I just reserved Brightness Falls from the Air. Do you know anything about that one?
|Date:||February 24th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)|| |
I think Brightness Falls is her only full-length novel? Not sure. She's in a ton of anthologies and there's a collected works volume I have somewhere. Should be able to find her stuff in 70's sci fi anthologies or "women of wonder" series or stuff like that. I'll lend you the book too, if you want.
She's really pretty amazing. Cyberpunk twenty years before Gibson. And she does some cool gender stuff.
|Date:||February 25th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)|| |
Up the Walls of the World is her other novel.