Ten Thousand Light-Years from Home

by James Tiptree Jr.
Release date: 1973
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, short stories

Contents:

  • Introduction by Harry Harrison
  • And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side
  • The Snows Are Melted, The Snows Are Gone
  • The Peacefulness of Vivyan
  • Mamma Come Home (aka The Mother Ship)
  • Help (aka Pupa Knows Best)
  • Painwise
  • Faithful to Thee, Terra, in Our Fashion (aka Parimutuel Planet)
  • The Man Doors Said Hello To
  • The Man Who Walked Home
  • Forever to a Hudson Bay Blanket
  • I'll Be Waiting for You When the Swimming Pool Is Empty
  • I'm Too Big But I Love to Play
  • Birth of a Salesman
  • Mother in the Sky with Diamonds
  • Beam Us Home

A COLLECTION OF 15 MASTERPIECES BY ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST STARS IN THE SCIENCE FICTION FIRMAMENT, TALES OF WIT, WONDER AND ADVENTURE – WITH A TOUCH OF SOMETHING STRANGE...

AND I AWOKE AND FOUND ME HERE ON THE COLD HILL'S SIDE – Exogamy, the desire to mate with the new and different has been a primary force in human evolution – but when the object of that desire is not merely different, but alien...

THE MAN WHO WALKED HOME – The first Chrononaut moved step by step from the far future toward a present whose past was in the future, and whose future was his past...

I'M TOO BIG BUT I LOVE TO PLAY – Genuine communication between human and alien implies that one must transform himself into an analog of the other. And when that transformation is complete...

updated 2010-09-07

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