Books Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree Jr. Paperback, 508 pages, Independent Pub Group, List Price: $15.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHer Smoke Rose Up ForeverAuthorJames Tiptree Jr. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Her Smoke Rose Up Forever You Must Read This Author, Feminist, Pioneer: The Unlikely Queen Of Sci-Fi August 11, 2013 Science fiction has long offered us the image of "the final frontier," but some sci-fi authors have mapped frontiers of their own. Author Stephen Burt says James Tiptree Jr. (pen name of Alice Sheldon) was a pioneer in writing about gender and sexuality when most sci-fi authors were male.