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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 American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Inez van der Spek
OCLC Number: 840846686
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 7 janv. 2013).
TRAITEMENT SOMMAIRE.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; I. Seed-beds: Crossing Theology, Feminism and Science Fiction; II. Sexual Universes; III. Father in Crisis, Mother Rises? 1. The Choric Fantasy; IV. Father in Crisis, Mother Rises? 2. (Extra)biblical Scenarios; V. (Counter) Apocalypses; VI. A Momentary Taste of Being; Notes; Index of names and terms.
Series Title: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 20.
Responsibility: Inez van der Spek.

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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  Read more...

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