Fantasist's Scroll

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With a Twist

Filed under: — Posted by the Fantasist during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

This is fun, in a literary way.

James Triptree, Jr. has long been thought of as one of the greatest science-fiction authors ever. However, if he’d written under his real name and gender, he most likely would never have gotten published at all.
“He”, of course, is actually “she”. And her real name was Alice B. Sheldon. Apparently she was quite secretive in life, which might be understandable given the circumstances of her professional career. But, now, Julie Philips has written a book about her life. The book is called James Tiptree Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon and I’m sure it will be a fascinating read. In the mean time, you can check that first link for a brief review on

If you want links that are more fun and crazy, check out my other blog; Diary of a Network Geek. Until then, though, I have to get back to writing or I’ll never even come close to the NaNoWriMo finish line!

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