Ten Thousand Light-Years From Home - James Tiptree Jr. I seem to have managed to find the Tiptree collection that features none of her really famous stories, so i'll have to go check those out too. This one isn't bad, though - perhaps becuase I was looking for it - theres not much concern with gender. (The introduction refers to the author as a man.) Theres is sex though, and quite a bit of farce. A lot of the stories tend to an almost cartoonish sensibility, only to hide a nasty sting somewhere. I largerly preffered these shorter, sharper stories to the slightly longer more serious few - they seemed to fall apart into incoherence too often. Some might more properly be Fantasy than SF, but I think the sensibility is science fiction throughtout. My favorite is the one with man who can't feel pain.