"Houston, Houston, Do You Read?"

Title"Houston, Houston, Do You Read?"
Year for Search1976
Authors[Sheldon], [Alice Bradley](1915-87)
Secondary AuthorsMcIntyre, Vonda N[eel](1948-2019), and Anderson, Susan Janice
Tertiary AuthorsJames Tiptree Jr. [pseud.]
Secondary TitleAurora: Beyond Equality
Pagination36-98
Date Published1976
PublisherFawcett Books
Place PublishedGreenwich, CT
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Feminist eutopia composed only of women, mostly clones but with a few new genotypes still being created, confronts men returning from a long space voyage. The eutopia came because an epidemic caused widespread infertility and no male babies were born. It has a small population and is without hierarchy or government and, while it has space travel, it is based more on agriculture than technology. The three men include an extreme chauvinist, a Christian who believes that God established a patriarchal system, and one man who struggles to understand and accept the situation.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Star Songs of an Old Primate (New York: Ballantine Books, 1978), 164-226; in The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels. Comp. Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg (New York: Arbor House, 1980), 582-632; under the title of the story New York: Tor, 1989 as part of Tor Double Novel # 11 bound with Joanna Russ’s Souls; and in her Her Smoke Rose Up Forever ([Sauk City, WI:] Arkham House, 1990), 168-222.

Pseudonym

James Tiptree Jr. [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

Female author (1915-87)

Full Text

1976 [Sheldon, Alice Bradley] (1915-87). “Houston, Houston, Do You Read?” By James Tiptree, Jr. [pseud.]. Aurora: Beyond Equality. Ed. Vonda N. McIntyre (1948-2019) and Susan Janice Anderson (Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Books, 1976), 36-98. Rpt. in Star Songs of an Old Primate (New York: Ballantine Books, 1978), 164-226; in The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels. Comp. Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg (New York: Arbor House, 1980), 582-632; under the title of the story New York: Tor, 1989 as part of Tor Double Novel # 11 bound with Joanna Russ’s Souls; and in her Her Smoke Rose Up Forever ([Sauk City, WI:] Arkham House, 1990), 168-222. PSt

Feminist eutopia composed only of women, mostly clones but with a few new genotypes still being created, confronts men returning from a long space voyage. The eutopia came because an epidemic caused widespread infertility and no male babies were born. It has a small population and is without hierarchy or government and, while it has space travel, it is based more on agriculture than technology. The three men include an extreme chauvinist, a Christian who believes that God established a patriarchal system, and one man who struggles to understand and accept the situation. Female author.