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by Jr. James Tiptree,Glennray Tutor

  • ISBN: 0870541528
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: Jr. James Tiptree,Glennray Tutor
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Arkham House Pub; 1st ed edition (March 1, 1986)
  • Pages: 111 pages
  • FB2 size: 1647 kb
  • EPUB size: 1109 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 240
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Tales of the Quintana Roo is a collection of fantasy stories by author James Tiptree, J. .It was released in 1986 and was the author's first book published by Arkham House. The stories originally.

Tales of the Quintana Roo is a collection of fantasy stories by author James Tiptree, J. The stories originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and are set in the easternmost shore of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

Quintana Roo ist der 5. Band in der Reihe der gesammelten Erzählungen von James Tiptree Jr. (Alice Sheldon).

Made me really want to go and see the Yucatán Peninsula, hoping it still holds a bit of that magic and strangeness that you feel when reading these stories. Tiptree was a fascinating person, one whose friendship I'm sure I would have treasured were we to ever meet. Quintana Roo ist der 5. Die drei Erzählungen des Bandes wurden zu Beginn der 80er Jahre, noch zu Lebzeiten der Autorin veröffentlicht, in dieser Ausgabe rundet das Buch das Nachwort von Anne Koenen ab.

Dust-jacket illustration by Glennray Tutor for Tales of the Quintana Ro. Alice Bradley Sheldon was an American science fiction author better known as James Tiptree J. a pen name she used from 1967 to her death. It was not publicly known until 1977 that James Tiptree Jr. was a woman.

Dust-jacket illustration by Glennray Tutor for Tales of the Quintana Roo. Author. James Tiptree, Jr. Illustrator. From 1974 to 1977 she also used the pen name Raccoona Sheldon. Sheldon was inducted by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2012. The stories originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and are set in the easternmost shore of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

The illustrations by Glennray Tutor may be an acquired taste that I didn't manage to acquire during the reading of the book; they are perhaps best left undescribed here. Published by Thriftbooks

The illustrations by Glennray Tutor may be an acquired taste that I didn't manage to acquire during the reading of the book; they are perhaps best left undescribed here. Published by Thriftbooks ) is a masterpiece. and the title story is simply amazing.

James Tiptree, Jr. Tales of Quintano Roo (Winner of the World Fantasy Award for best collection, 1987). The stories originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and are set in the easternmost shore of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. What Came Ashore at Lirios" (Nominated for a Nebula award, 1981). The Boy Who Waterskied to Forever" (Nominated for a Hugo award, 1982).

James Tiptree Jr (1915-1987) Alice Hastings Bradley Sheldon wrote most of her fiction as James Tiptree, Jr - she was making a point about sexist assumptions and also keeping her US government employers from knowing her business. Most of her books are collections of short stories, of which Her Smoke Rose Up Forever is considered to be her best selection. Sheldon's best stories combine radical feminism with a tough-minded tragic view of life; even virtuous characters are exposed as unwitting beneficiaries of disgusting socio-economic systems.

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These stories are Tiptree's own Heart of Darkness, found not in the Congo but in the depths of the reef that gives these visions their title. A deep diver, both in her scuba gear and in the national security field to which she gave her life, Tiptree here explores the metaphor of diving dangerous waters and traces its relationship to her life. It is the closest we have to a autobiography-and an explanation. Genre: Urban Fantasy. Used availability for James Tiptree Jr's Tales of the Quintana Roo.

Three stories deal with a realm of dead souls, a time warp that leads back to the Mayan past, and a mysterious world beneath the sea
Reviews about Tales of the Quintana Roo (5):
SiIеnt
Alice Sheldon and her husband Huntington vacationed for years on the (then nearly roadless) east coast of the Yucatan peninsula, long before such resorts as Cozumel, Cancun and Mujeres appeared, and virtually destroyed the region, ecologically and in almost every other way. So the local color that is the main point of the three short stories contained in this slim volume is absolutely authentic. For purposes of the tales, Sheldon assumes her "Tiptree" persona, an elderly male vacationing alone in the same beach cabin Sheldon and her husband shared in the real world.

In each story, a classic "unreliable narrator" gives Tiptree an account of an amazing experience with supernatural or science-fictional overtones. In the first story, a hippy encounters a person... or thing... washed up on shore, that is mysteriously and fatally attractive. In the second story, a Mayan youth starts out on water skies and yet apparently winds up in the ancient Maya city of Tuluum at its height a thousand years ago. In the third story a scuba diver discovers that the polluted and dying sea may be trying to fight back in a very direct yet deceptive way against its greatest enemy, man.

Each story spends most of its verbiage in an expert evocation of the time and place... a place almost as exotic as an alien planet. These stories are quite different from the usual output of Tiptree or her other persona Raccoona Sheldon, but were written at the height of her powers. Each is a near-perfect example of the wonders an expert author can wring out of the short-story format.

The illustrations by Glennray Tutor may be an acquired taste that I didn't manage to acquire during the reading of the book; they are perhaps best left undescribed here.
Cerekelv
As germain now as it was when first I read it in Asimov Magazine so long ago. Still a great read, the words paint pictures, and the tales still haunt.
Unsoo
Three great stories by Tiptree aka Alice Sheldon. Interesting for SF fans and SCUBA divers. Mysterious stories from Cozumel and the Costa Maya from the days before the cruise ships. With these three and The Women Men Don't See, you have a pretty good vision of how she saw and experienced the region.
JoJolar
This is one of the most striking books I have read in the last year. It contains three short stories, all set in the Yucatan with the same main character. All three deal with ambiguous, mysterious, and "magical" events that were told to the main character. The stories are told in a way that leaves you wondering if the events they tell of happened or if they came from the fevered minds and imaginations of the tellers. I read a lot and buy very few books, but this is a book that I will keep and lend to anyone who will accept it. The closest genre I can think of to Tales of the Quintana Roo is "urban fantasy", it has the same "maybe it could happen" feeling to it, but the setting, the Yucatan Peninsula, is much more romantic and evocative than the settings of the urban fanatasies I've read.
Naa
"Tales of the Quintana Roo", a fictional book set in the Yucatan peninsula (back in the 70's or so...) is a masterpiece. While there are only three stories, they are all good... and the title story is simply amazing. All of them deal with the mystical nature of the state of Quintana Roo, in Mexico (Cancun resides in it, for reference), and the mystical things that happen to those who venture there. While I don't want to give away plot, I'll take a moment to quote (from memory: hope I get it right) a poem from the beginning, which really sets the tone:
Tourists throw spent Polaroid
Where Spaniards threw spent slaves;
And now and then a tourist joins
Four thousand years of graves.
For loves it's wiser to avoid
Smiles from those brilliant waves.

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