Saturday, April 14, 2012

Alice Sheldon's "Beam Us Home" (as by James Tiptree, Jr) (short story, Star Trek fanfic, free): A US soldier's life, & death

Mostly beautifully done, it describes the life story of Hobie. Scenes from different life stages of him, with vague hints that he may be an alien...

Later parts, I suppose are a criticism of some US war or the other; US readers with '60s political background should be better able to see the point.

Fact sheet.

First published: Galaxy, April 1969.
Download full text from Internet Archive, Lexal.
Rating: B.
Among the classics of Sci Fiction, edited by Ellen Datlow.
Related: Stories of Alice Sheldon (as by James Tiptree, Jr).