Warm Worlds and Otherwise

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Warm Worlds and Otherwise
First edition
AuthorAlice Sheldon (as James Tiptree, Jr.)
Cover artistDon R. Smith
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
Publication date
February 1975
Media typePrint (paperback)
Pagesxviii + 222

Warm Worlds and Otherwise is a short story collection by American writer Alice Sheldon, first published in 1975 under her pen name James Tiptree, Jr.. In its introduction, "Who is Tiptree, What is He?", fellow science fiction author Robert Silverberg wrote that he found the theory that Tiptree was female "absurd", and that the author of these stories could only be a man. When it was later revealed that Tiptree was a woman, a postscript to the introduction by Silverberg was added to the collection.

According to David Pringle, the collection contains:

Twelve furiously imaginative, occasionally explosive SF stories, the best of which are quite brilliant[1]



  1. ^ Pringle, David (1990). "Warm Worlds and Otherwise". The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction. p. 350.


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