‘Your Haploid Heart’: James Tiptree Jr and Patterns of Gender



James Tip tree Jr was a hoax (and a very convincing one) perpetrated on the sf establishment by Alice (or Raccoona) Sheldon, an experimental psychologist who had worked as an intelligence agent during World War II (the latter role contributing to the personality which she built up around ‘Tip’, as ‘he’ was affectionately known). She started writing for Analog (the new name for Astounding) in 1968, and her true identity was not revealed until 1976.


Science Fiction Symbolic Order Selfish Gene Male Pattern Scientific Intervention 
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