Ten Thousand Light-Years From Home
James Tiptree Jr.

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Narrated By: Catherine Bailey

Duration: 11 hours and 10 minutes

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James Tiptree Jr, the pen name of Alice Bradley Sheldon, is widely considered to be one of the most influential American genre writers ever, and a pioneer of feminist science fiction.

10,000 Light Years from Home, her brilliant debut collection, displays all her trademark humour, intensity and originality, with dark dystopian thrills, fast-paced intergalactic satire and hardboiled tales of alien invasion. A startling and unforgettable depiction of humanity's experience among the stars, the collection includes some of Tiptree's most powerful stories: 'And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side', 'The Man Who Walked Home' and 'Beam Us Home'.

© James Tiptree Jr. 1973 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Genre

Classic science fiction, Science fiction: space exploration, Science fiction: aliens / UFOs

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