In honor of her centenary, you can win James Tiptree, Jr. books


photo: Patti Perret

In celebration of extraordinary James Tiptree, Jr.’s 100th birthday, Tachyon Publications and Twelfth Planet Press with the aid of the fine folks at SF SIGNAL are giving away print copies of HER SMOKE ROSE UP FOREVER and LETTERS TO TIPTREE to one lucky winner (US only). Additionally, two digital copies of LETTERS TO TIPTREE will be awarded to two lucky worldwide winners.

Visit SF SIGNAL for details.


HER SMOKE ROSE UP FOREVER collects eighteen brilliant short stories from a luminary of the science-fiction genre, James Tiptree, Jr. This updated edition is the quintessential Tiptree collection and contains revisions from the author’s original notes. Tiptree’s fiction reflects the darkly complex world its author inhabited: exploring the alien among us; the unreliability of perception; love, sex, and death; and humanity’s place in a vast, cold universe.


In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Alice Sheldon’s birth, and in recognition of the enormous influence of both Tiptree and Sheldon on the field, Twelfth Planet Press is publishing a selection of thoughtful letters written by science fiction and fantasy’s writers, editors, critics and fans to celebrate her, to recognise her work, and maybe in some cases to finish conversations set aside nearly thirty years ago.

For more info about HER SMOKE ROSE UP FOREVER, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover by John Picacio.

For more info about LETTERS TO TIPTREE, visit the Twelfth Planet Press page.