Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
Reviewed date: 2018 Oct 12
I thought I'd read a lot of Tiptree stories, but as it turns out, no. The only story I recall maybe reading was "The Girl Who Was Plugged In" but even that may not be true. Oh, and I had recently read "Houston, Houston, Do You Read?"
Tiptree is a man-hating, sex-obsessed feminist. Her writing is unlike anything I've ever come across. The sex is always abusive and often gruesome and deadly. More than one story ends up with a woman literally leaving the entire human race behind to go live with aliens, because that's preferable to spending another moment on a world that includes men. To be fair, if I were a woman who lived in the societies that Tiptree portrays in her stories, I'd leave too.
I'm not sure I liked all the stories, and I'm quite sure that they aren't all science fiction. But they are good.
- The Last Flight of Dr. Ain
- The Screwfly Solution
- And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side
- The Girl Who Was Plugged In
- The Man Who Walked Home
- And I Have Come Upon This Place by Lost Ways
- The Women Men Don't See
- Your Faces, O My Sisters! Your Faces Filled of Light!
- Houston, Houston, Do You Read?
- With Delicate Mad Hands
- A Momentary Taste of Being
- We Who Stole the Dream
- Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
- Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death
- On the Last Afternoon
- She Waits for All Men Born
- Slow Music
- And So On, and So On