cover image The James Tiptree Award Anthology 3

The James Tiptree Award Anthology 3

, . . Tachyon, $14.95 (274pp) ISBN 978-1-892391-41-4

A dozen writers pay tribute to Alice Sheldon (1915–1987), who as an SF author adopted the pseudonym James Tiptree Jr., in this eclectic mix of fiction and nonfiction, the third in an anthology series to examine gender identity. Ursula K. Le Guin's provocative "Mountain Ways" portrays a world where marriage is a four-partner affair, while in Nalo Hopkinson's harrowing "The Glass Bottle Trick," a light-skinned black woman discovers a disturbing secret about her husband, who resents his own dark skin. "Have Not Have," the opening chapter of Geoff Ryman's novel Air , presents a tantalizing portrait of a humble fashion consultant in a fictional Asian country. Most striking among the nonfiction selections is L. Timmel Duchamp's gently poignant "Letter to Alice Sheldon." (Jan.)