Tales of the Quintana Roo

Tales of the Quintana Roo The Quintana Roo is a real and very strange place It is the long wild easternmost shore of the Yucatan Peninsula officially but not psychologically part of Mexico A diary of daily life on its jungly

  • Title: Tales of the Quintana Roo
  • Author: James Tiptree Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780870541520
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Quintana Roo is a real and very strange place It is the long, wild easternmost shore of the Yucatan Peninsula, officially but not psychologically part of Mexico A diary of daily life on its jungly beaches could sometimes be taken for a log of life on an alien planet, writes James Tiptree, Jr in the preface to this new collection of three talismanic tales of the sThe Quintana Roo is a real and very strange place It is the long, wild easternmost shore of the Yucatan Peninsula, officially but not psychologically part of Mexico A diary of daily life on its jungly beaches could sometimes be taken for a log of life on an alien planet, writes James Tiptree, Jr in the preface to this new collection of three talismanic tales of the supernatural During the late 1970s, Tiptree one of the greatest American authors of short imaginative fiction lived for months on the eerie windswept shore of the Yucatan, and the true protagonist of this book is neither the Tiptree narrator nor the manifestations of ancient Maya civilization, but rather the Quintana Roo itself as a living, pulsating entity that envelops the reader within a uniquely alien ambience Following Tiptree s introduction are these unforgettable nouvelles of weird fantasy What Came Ashore at Lirios, The Boy Who Waterskied to Forever, and Beyond the Dead Reef.

    • Tales of the Quintana Roo ¦ James Tiptree Jr.
      278 James Tiptree Jr.
    • thumbnail Title: Tales of the Quintana Roo ¦ James Tiptree Jr.
      Posted by:James Tiptree Jr.
      Published :2019-03-16T13:31:33+00:00

    About " James Tiptree Jr. "

  • James Tiptree Jr.

    James Tiptree, Jr was born Alice Bradley in Chicago in 1915 Her mother was the writer Mary Hastings Bradley her father, Herbert, was a lawyer and explorer Throughout her childhood she travelled with her parents, mostly to Africa, but also to India and Southeast Asia Her early work was as an artist and art critic During World War II she enlisted in the Army and became the first American female photointelligence officer In Germany after the war, she met and married her commanding officer, Huntington D Sheldon In the early 1950s, both Sheldons joined the then new CIA he made it his career, but she resigned in 1955, went back to college, and earned a Ph.D in experimental psychology.At about this same time, Alli Sheldon started writing science fiction She wrote four stories and sent them off to four different science fiction magazines She did not want to publish under her real name, because of her CIA and academic ties, and she intended to use a new pseudonym for each group of stories until some sold They started selling immediately, and only the first pseudonym Tiptree from a jar of jelly, James because she felt editors would be receptive to a male writer, and Jr for fun was needed A second pseudonym, Raccoona Sheldon, came along later, so she could have a female persona Tiptree quickly became one of the most respected writers in the field, winning the Hugo Award for The Girl Who was Plugged In and Houston, Houston, Do You Read , and the Nebula Award for Love is the Plan, the Plan is Death and Houston, Houston Raccoona won the Nebula for The Screwfly Solution, and Tiptree won the World Fantasy Award for the collection Tales from the Quintana Roo.The Tiptree fiction reflects Alli Sheldon s interests and concerns throughout her life the alien among us a role she portrayed in her childhood travels , the health of the planet, the quality of perception, the role of women, love, death, and humanity s place in a vast, cold universe An award in Tiptree s name has celebrated science fiction that expands and explores gender roles for ten years now.Alice Sheldon died in 1987 by her own hand Writing in her first book about the suicide of Hart Crane, she said succinctly Poets extrapolate Julie Phillips wrote her biography, James Tiptree, Jr The Double Life of Alice B SheldonHere is a link to a site which now awards Science Fiction authors and their books under Alice s pen name for literature to represent gender issues within the field of writing tiptree

  • 366 Comments

  • A beautiful little book. Made me really want to go and see the Yucatán Peninsula, hoping it still holds a bit of that magic and strangeness that you feel when reading these stories. Tiptree was a fascinating person, one whose friendship I'm sure I would have treasured were we to ever meet. A wonderful storyteller, with a very particular sense of humor and a kindness that transpires through her work. The illustrations by Glennray Tutor are quite disturbing, and they add to the overall feeling of [...]


  • I'd been looking for this book for years and I finally was able to get it on the kindle edition about three days ago (shout-out to Gateway for making it possible), it did not disappoint! This is a work of pure poetry. Eventhough it took a while for me to get used to the author's style, I was hooked by page four. I just loved how simple these stories appeared to be, despite being packed with meaning. The author succedes not just at creating a quite effortless depiction of Quintana Roo's melanchol [...]


  • Hinter James Tiptree Jr. steht eine Frau. Und das ist nicht wörtlich sondern metaphorisch gemeint. Es war Alice B. Sheldon, die unter falschem Namen hauptsächlich Science-Fiction schrieb. Und zwar bemerkenswerten SciFi.Zugegeben - viele ihrer Geschichten kreisten um das Thema Geschlecht. Aber das ist, angesichts der Tatsache, dass sie ihre Romane unter einem männlichen Pseudonym veröffentlichte um sich dadurch ein wenig Freiraum zu verschaffen, nicht weiter verwunderlich.Selbstverständlich [...]


  • Quintana Roo ist der 5. Band in der Reihe der gesammelten Erzählungen von James Tiptree Jr. (Alice Sheldon).Die drei Erzählungen des Bandes wurden zu Beginn der 80er Jahre, noch zu Lebzeiten der Autorin veröffentlicht, in dieser Ausgabe rundet das Buch das Nachwort von Anne Koenen ab.Der Inhalt der drei Erzählungen ist schwer zu beschreiben, Sheldon versucht hier den magischen Realismus der Lateinamerikanischen Literatur, wiederzugeben.Letztendlich geht es um Müll in allen Erscheinungsforme [...]


  • While there are three stories in this book, the title story is the real reason to buy it. James Tiptree, Jr is a pseudonym for Alice Bradley Sheldon; perhaps unsurprisingly, she plays some games with how gender is perceived in the story. (E.g it took me years before I realized that the protagonist's gender -- which I'd assumed was male -- is never disclosed.) While gender plays a role, it's only ancillary to the power of the story. There's a snippet of poem that precedes it (from memory; forgive [...]


  • Should be 3.5 stars.Picked this up at a local second-hand book fair. I'd heard that the author (aka Alice Sheldon) was very good at weird fiction and after reading this short collection set in the Quintana Roo region of Mexico I can only agree.The author's style is great and the stories do have just that little touch of the weird that I like. My only issue is that the foreword hints that the stories are about the Quintana Roo and the remnant of the Mayan culture that is supposed to still exist t [...]


  • Old school ghost story style, lovely short ephemeral things in an environment I have no idea if would be accurate to the time/place(Yucatan). The illustrations were pretty scary/ugly, I didn't really care for most of them.





  • Post Your Comment Here

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *