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Up the walls of the world / James Tiptree, Jr.


[Book club edition]. New York : Berkley Pub. Corporation : 1978.
ISBN 9780399120831, 0399120831

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American
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PS3570.I66 U6 Available Request
Subjects Extrasensory perception -- Fiction.
Extrasensory perception.
Human-alien encounters -- Fiction.
Human-alien encounters.
Military research -- Fiction.
Military research.
Description 319 pages / 23 cm
Copyright Date 1978.
1978.
Summary James Tiptree Jr. tells a fascinating tale of bizarre aliens and flawed humans in the novel "Up the Walls of the World". On Earth, a burned-out doctor leads a government project to test a group of higly dysfunctional human telepaths. On the wind-world of Tyree, a group of aliens try to stave off the destruction of their sun by a creature know as the Destroyer. To save themselves, they could jump into the minds of the human psychics, but should they? Should they sacrifice the lives of a few people to save their own race from destruction? Such moral questions lie at the heart of Tiptree's work. Tiptree (aka Alice Sheldon) does a fantastic job of portraying the pain and pathos of the humans, and the society and culture of the Tyree, all with the intense, poetic prose that she is so well known for. A deep and beautiful work. --A Customer at Amazon. com.
Genre Science fiction.
Fiction.
Geographic Area Qu├ębec (Province)
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm03167162
(OCoLC)3167162
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Tiptree, James, Jr., 1915-1987.
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