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  • Published: 15 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241469231
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

10,000 Light-Years From Home




The dazzling debut collection from one of the greatest female science fiction writers ever.

James Tiptree Jr, the pen name of Alice Bradley Sheldon, is widely considered to be one of the most influential American genre writers ever, and a pioneer of feminist science fiction.

10,000 Light Years from Home, her brilliant debut collection, displays all her trademark humour, intensity and originality, with dark dystopian thrills, fast-paced intergalactic satire and hardboiled tales of alien invasion. A startling and unforgettable depiction of humanity's experience among the stars, the collection includes some of Tiptree's most powerful stories: 'And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side', 'The Man Who Walked Home' and 'Beam Us Home'.

  • Published: 15 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241469231
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

Praise for 10,000 Light-Years From Home

Unquestionably one of the brightest-burning talents in the constellation of science fiction

The New York Times

What her work brought to the genre was a blend of lyricism and inventiveness, as if some poet had rewritten a number of clever SF standards and then passed them on to a psychoanalyst

Brian Aldiss

Feminist dystopian fiction owes just as much to this woman - who wrote as a man - as Margaret Atwood

Vox

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