Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree Jr.

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

James Tiptree Jr.

508 pages first pub 1990 (editions)

fiction science fiction short stories speculative fiction adventurous informative reflective medium-paced


These 18 darkly complex short stories and novellas touch upon human nature and perception, metaphysics and epistemology, and gender and sexuality, foreshadowing a world in which biological tendencies bring about the downfall of humankind. Revision...

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Community Reviews Summary of 394 reviews


adventurous 88%
challenging 66%
dark 66%
emotional 33%
mysterious 33%
reflective 33%
sad 22%
tense 22%


medium 71%
slow 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 60% | No: 40%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 60% | Yes: 40%

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