‘ She Saved Us from World War Three ’
Gardner Dozois Remembers James Tiptree, Jr.

An Interview by Michael Swanwick

Philadelphia and Montclair : Temporary Culture, [1 May] 2020.

“ All the rest, the stories, the sentiments, the whole boodle, is just me. (Proving, maybe, something about people being people.) ”

Michael Swanwick interviewed his friend, legendary science fiction editor Gardner Dozois (1947-2018), on the topic of James Tiptree, Jr., in October 2015. Dozois was an early and astute critic of Tiptree’s fiction, and a regular correspondent of Tiptree. Alice Sheldon (1915-1987) wrote him in advance of revelations of her identity as Tiptree, and their correspondence continued until her death. Dozois was one of very few from the science fiction community who met Sheldon. Two of her letters are reproduced here in facsimile from the originals preserved as part of the Gardner Dozois Papers [MS097], in the Eaton Collection, Department of Special Collections, Tomás Rivera Library, University of California Riverside.

6 x 9 inches, [20] pp. With two folding facsimile plates. Cover portrait of Gardner Dozois by John DeChancie.

Edition of 225 copies (25 copies, numbered 1 to 25, are reserved for presentation ; 200 unnumbered copies).

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ISBN 0-9961359-6-0 ISBN13 978-0-9961359-6-2.

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