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.
The list of contributors incliudes: Kathryn Allan, Marleen Barr, Stephanie Burgis, Joyce Chng, Aliette de Bodard, Timmel Duchamp, A.J. Fitzwater, Lisa Goldstein, Theodora Goss, Nicola Griffith, Valentin D Ivanov, Gwyneth Jones, Rose Lemberg, Sylvia Kelso, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Brit Mandelo, Sandra McDonald, Seanan McGuire, Karen Miller, Judith Moffet, Cheryl Morgan, Pat Murphy, Sarah Pinsker, Cat Rambo, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Justina Robson, Nisi Shawl, Nike Sulway, Lucy Sussex, Rachel Swirsky, Bogi Takács, Lynne M. Thomas, Elisabeth Vonarburg, Jo Walton, Tess Williams.
I am honoured to be in this venerable company.
My essay is about the Tiptree work, but also about a poorly known Bulgarian writer Zora Zagorska – the first woman in my country, to write a science fiction novel, back in 1967.
To pre-order the book: http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com/products/ebooks/letters-to-tiptree