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Up the Walls of the World

Tiptree, James Jr.

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ISBN 10: 0399120831 / ISBN 13: 9780399120831
Published by Berkley/Putnam, 1978
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Tan cloth binding, gilt green titles. First printing (NAP). Book near fine with some minor abrasions to front pastedown and one or two light stains at foreedge. DJ in Mylar also near fine with some rubbing. Price of $8.95 intact. 319 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 8515

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Title: Up the Walls of the World

Publisher: Berkley/Putnam

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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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 highy 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. (Amazon customer)

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James Tiptree, Jr (1915 - 1987) was the pen name for Alice B. Sheldon.

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