James Tiptree's "Up the Walls of the World": Motes of Hope in Her Universe of Despair

Clemente, Bill
June 2007
Extrapolation (University of Texas at Brownsville);Summer2007, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p384
Academic Journal
This article examines James Tiptree's science fiction novel "Up the Walls of the World." According to the author, the theme of Tiptree's novel depicts the on-going contention between the powerless and the powerful in the context of gender-centered struggles. He adds that these struggles are realized in a cyborg figure that collapses binary oppositions and joins aliens and humans in a voyage of discovery.


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