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By Inez van der Spek

On the middle of this stimulating and provocative examine is a technological know-how fiction tale through James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon-Bradley, 1916–1987) a few brother and a sister (and fifty eight different humans) who come across an alien whereas on a starship touring to find a liveable planet. The booklet comprises an overview of Tiptree’s paintings and of her notable lifestyles because the purely baby of jungle explorers, as a painter, an American agent in the course of and after global conflict II, an experimental psychologist, and a feminine technology fiction author in male hide.

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The uncovering of Lory’s submerged story is embedded in the interpretative framework of the apocalyptic imagination of science fiction. I will pay ample attention to various theoretical perspectives on the apocalyptic orientation of science fiction. These perspectives offer a framework for the assessment of the particular, feminist apocalypse of ‘A Momentary Taste of Being’. This implies consideration of possible revisions not only of imagery of the biblical Book of Revelation, but, equally important, also of the structure of apocalyptic imagination in Tiptree’s text.

Seed-beds: Crossing Theology, Feminism and Science Fiction The greenhouse of interdisciplinarity A variety of concepts and metaphors are used when people try to explain that their research is involved with different discourses simultaneously. Webs, fields or networks of connections are rather popular, just as intersections, interdisciplinarity and the construction of conversations. Although interdisciplinarity seems the most academic label, it most aptly addresses the approach of this study. What does it mean to be or to move inter disciplines?

No interest was shown in non-stereotyped representations of women, or in experimentation around personal and political relations between the sexes. And yet, it seems artificial to posit such a radical watershed between the science fiction from before and after the 1960s as for instance Cranny-Francis does. Also in the magazines, like Astounding/Analog, and the increasing amount of hardcover SF of the 1950s, occasional stories were published with selfreflective or satirical, stylistically inventive and socially and politically investigative qualities.

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