(Except, perhaps, for that carful of stoned anarchic hippy xenophiles driving around Washington, DC. But I enjoyed that story, too.)
This is not, repeat, is not a book for very young or sensitive readers. My People informs me that she would have been too embarrassed to read many of these tales when they first came out.
Tiptree/Sheldon spins a fast-paced and rollicking good yarn, but expect to be titillated, horrified and challenged.
Challenged, especially. So much so that I feel like I've grown a second head --
(pauses and looks around)
-- Mea culpa. The second head belongs to my brother Walter. (yanks WW&O out from under a quietly snoring silver tabby) Hey! Get your own blog.
Warm Worlds and Otherwise by James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon):
- "All the Kinds of Yes"
- "The Milk of Paradise"
- "And I Have Come Upon This Place by Lost Ways"
- "The Last Flight of Dr. Ain"
- "Through a Lass Darkly"
- "The Girl Who Was Plugged In"
- "The Night-Blooming Saurian"
- "The Women Men Don't See"
- "Love is the Plan, The Plan is Death"
- "On the Last Afternoon"