Date: 2017-10-12 02:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jreynolds197
I got the subtext of women live in an alien world ruled by men who are the only reason bad things happen, and that could make for a good and thought provoking story. This was not that story.

This was -exactly- that story!

Date: 2017-10-12 04:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rimrunner
I am having so many feels around that first response.

Date: 2017-10-12 06:49 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2017-10-12 07:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] julian
This was an interesting batch of responses. Thanks, guys!

Date: 2017-10-12 11:10 pm (UTC)
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The kids are alright.


Date: 2017-10-13 04:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] austin_dern
I was in a used bookstore a couple weeks back, and staring at the science fiction section, and trying so hard to think of James Tiptree's name. And also thinking that it was such cheap situational irony that I was surely looking at a book with her name on it and not seeing it. None of which helped me pick out her name anyway. I had to go off in defeat.

Date: 2017-10-16 08:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] carbonel
This is why I love my phone. Google and Wikipedia FTW.

Date: 2017-10-14 03:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kathmandu
One thing that's been interesting to me, about Young People Read Old SF, was how often their reactions are very different from mine ... because I was reacting to a different version (short story vs. novel) or to a whole constellation of stories then vs. now.

In this case, "The Women Men Don't See" is probably one of the least viciously upsetting Tiptree stories. The most memorable Tiptree stories are just a lot further in the same direction.

Aso, Mel's observation that "t was odd to read of the Quintana Roo area being empty, flat and barren. I went to a resort there a few years ago, and the whole coast seems filled with resorts, buses and tourists." -- Yes, that whole peninsula has been massively built up in recent decades.

Date: 2017-10-14 08:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] julesjones
That one really was interesting for the change in perspective with forty years of change in the surrounding society - or not, as the case may be.

(And as ever, thank you to James's test subjects for the time and effort they've put into this project.)


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