This Monday, August 24th, we celebrated Alice Sheldon’s 100th birthday and the launch of LETTERS TO TIPTREE at Stefen’s Books in Perth, Western Australia. The night kicked off at 6pm at Stefen’s Books where we talked all things LETTERS TO TIPTREE and Tess Williams read her contribution to the book. Later, we moved over to Durty Nelly’s at for an interview with Tess Williams, Alisa Krasnostein and Di Darmody on the life and works of Alice Sheldon/James TiptreeJr./Raccoona Sheldon and the production of the book LETTERS TO TIPTREE. Turning into more of a dinner and a show, the atmosphere was relaxed and we really had a lively look at the life and times of one of the greatest writers of our field.
Several of the letters from LETTERS TO TIPTREE are now available to read online for free:
Gwyneth Jones’ is online at Strange Horizons.
Brit Mandelo’s was reprinted at Tor.com.
Nicola Griffith’s is up at the LA Review of Books.
For some suggested reading on where to start with James Tiptree Jr./Raccoona Sheldon’s body of work, Brit Mandelo has written this piece.
SF Signal are hosting a giveaway of LETTERS TO TIPTREE and Tachyon’s HER SMOKE ROSE UP FOREVER. Head on over to SF Signal to enter.
It’s Tiptree Month at Galactic Suburbia. Last fortnight featured a spoilerific episode on Julie Phillips’ biography James Tiptree Jr: The Double life of Alice B. Sheldon. Listen to Episode 125 here. Look out for their second episode for the month dissecting all things Tiptree/Sheldon fiction.
To order your copy, in either print, ebook or both formats, head over here.