Up the Walls of the World

By James Tiptree Jr.

Rating: 4 stars

A small group of military personnel are experimenting with telepathy and accidentally get in contact with an alien race called the Tyrenni. Their world is under threat from a giant being destroying whole solar systems, and they realise that their only hope of survival is to take over their human contacts.

This was a great book. I’ve heard people say that Tiptree’s novels aren’t as good as her[1:] short stories, then I’d love to read some of those, since this book was amazing. Her characters were sketches but detailed ones, all sympathetic, the descriptions of the alien world and civilisation were vivid. Well worth reading.

[1:] Yes, her: James Tiptree Jr was the pen name of Alice B. Sheldon

Book details

ISBN: 9780441854714
Publisher: Ace
Year of publication: 1978

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