CROWN OF STARS. New York: Tor, [1988]. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects ten stories. "Mainly late stories by this talented author who committed suicide in 1987. Most of them, such as 'Morality Meat,' a latter-day SF variation on Swift's 'A Modest Proposal,' have an over-the-top frantic quality. Often powerful, but not Tiptree's best." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 82. "There is a more strident, polemic tone, unrefined into the art which made her earlier stories so dazzling." - Dan Chow, Locus. "Tiptree's most effective stories seem motivated by outrage, using SF motifs to set up situations in which the injustices and tragedies of our world are magnified. Scientism, cruelty, and sexism are all attacked." - Martin Last and Brian Stableford. Hartwell, 200 Significant SF Books by Women, 1984-2001. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#5009).

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"First edition: September 1988 / 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.