The Starry Rift

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These are the heroes of the Starry Rift, a dark river of night that flows between the arms of our galaxy: A headstrong teenaged runaway who makes first contact with a strange alien race. A young officer on a deep-space salvage mission who discovers an exact double of a woman he thought he'd lost. The crew of an exploration ship who must plead for the human race to avert an interstellar war.

Before her death, Alice Sheldon--writing under the name James Tiptree, ...

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Overview

These are the heroes of the Starry Rift, a dark river of night that flows between the arms of our galaxy: A headstrong teenaged runaway who makes first contact with a strange alien race. A young officer on a deep-space salvage mission who discovers an exact double of a woman he thought he'd lost. The crew of an exploration ship who must plead for the human race to avert an interstellar war.

Before her death, Alice Sheldon--writing under the name James Tiptree, Jr.--repeatedly won Hugo and Nebula Awards for excellence in science fiction. In this, her last published work, she offers three tales of danger, heroism, and adventure. "A truly great writer, perhaps the greatest in science fiction today."--The Baltimore Sun.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The unsettling quality one expects of Tiptree is immediately evident in the sequences framing these three stories that share the background of the pseudonymous novelist's Brightness Falls from the Air. In a prologue, a librarian in a great galactic library and two students refer to that novel, marveling how wonderful, moving and insightful the tales are. Readers who proceed in spite of that clear warning of authorial self-indulgence will find that each piece in this new work revolves around an act of self-sacrifice so outrageous and weepy they're candidates for the Fannie Hurst/Steven Spielberg league: a 15-year-old girl becomes host to an intelligent but parasitic new species and commits suicide to protect humanity; a grizzled war veteran rescues an old love - now a big star - from pirates and then nobly fades away; and several deaths - including that of a teddy bear-like simpleton, all trust and goodness - prevent a misunderstood first contact from turning into a disastrous interspecies war. In all likelihood, this is destined for the same popularity as Tiptree's other work but readers must be prepared to turn down their critical facilities and get out their handkerchiefs. (July 1)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312890216
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/1/1994
  • Edition description: RPT
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 5.45 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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