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Alien plots : female subjectivity and the divine in the light of James Tiptree's 'A momentary taste of being'

Author: Inez van der Spek
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2000.
Series: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 20.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the heart of this stimulating and provocative study is a science fiction story by James Tiptree. Jr. (Alice Sheldon-Bradley, 1916-1987) about a brother and a sister (and 58 other human beings) who encounter an alien while on a starship travelling to discover a habitable planet. The book includes an outline of Tiptree's work and of her remarkable life as the only child of jungle explorers, as a painter, an  Read more...
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Spek, Inez van der, 1958-
Alien plots.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2000
(DLC) 00421438
(OCoLC)42791052
Named Person: James Tiptree, Jr.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Inez van der Spek
ISBN: 9781846312533 1846312531 9781781380444 1781380449
OCLC Number: 268995529
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Seed-beds : crossing theology, feminism and science fiction --
Sexual universes --
Father in crisis, Mother rises? 1 : the "Choric" fantasy --
Father in crisis, Mother rises? 2 : (extra)biblical scenarios --
(Counter) apocalypses --
"A Momentary Taste of Being."
Series Title: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 20.
Responsibility: Inez van der Spek.

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