A Selective List of L. Timmel Duchamp’s Nonfiction

 

Essays:

"Desperately Seeking Approval: The Importance of Distinguishing between Approval and Recognition" Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 3,2 (Summer 1988): 163-4


“Denaturalizing Authority and Learning to Live in the Flesh: Jonathan Lethem's Amnesia Moon” The New York Review of Science Fiction, (Sept 1998)

“Playing with the Big Boys: (Alternate) History in Karen Joy Fowler's ‘Game Night at the Fox and Goose’” The New York Review of Science Fiction (April 2000)

“What’s the Story? Reading Mary Gentle’s The Architecture of Desire Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet no.8 (June 2001)

“What’s the Story? Reading Two Early Stories by Carol Emshwiller” Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet no.9 (Nov 2001)

That Only a Feminist: Reflections on Women, Feminism and Science Fiction, 1818-1960 Foundation: the international review of science fiction, Vol. 31, No 84 (Spring 2002)

“What’s the Story? Reading Joanne Dobson’s Cold and Pure and Very Dead Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet no.11 (June 2002)

"‘Its awful and enticing radiance’: The Beauty and Terror of Carter Scholz's Radiance The New York Review of Science Fiction (Sept 2002)

“What’s the Story? Viewing Carr, O’Keeffe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own” Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristet no.12 (Nov 2002)

“The Private Passion of the Rebellious Reader” Breaking Windows: A Fantastic Metropolis Sampler, ed Luis Rodrigues, Canton, Ohio: Prime Books (2003)

“The Cliché from Outerspace: Reflections on a Report of a Death Greatly Exaggerated” Extrapolation 44,1 (Spring 2003)

“What’s the Story? Reading Deena Metzger’s The Woman Who Slept with Men to Take the War Out of Them Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet no.12 (June 2003)

“What’s the Story? Reading Anna Kavan’s IceLady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet no.14 (Nov 2003)

“Old Pictures: The Discursive Instability of Feminist SF” Extrapolation 45,1 (Spring 2004)

The Grand Conversation: Essays Seattle: Aqueduct Press (2004)

“Something Rich and Strange: Karen Joy Fowler’s `What I Didn’t See’” Justine Larbalestier, ed. Daughters of Earth, Wesleyan University Press (2006)

“A Letter to Alice Sheldon” in L. Timmel Duchamp, ed. Talking Back: Epistolary Fantasies, Aqueduct Press (2006) [reprinted in Karen Joy Fowler, Pat Murphy, Debbie Notkin, and Jeffrey D. Smith, eds., The James Tiptree Award Anthology 3, Tachyon Publications (2006); and in Letters to Tiptree, ed. Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein (2015)]

“How to Do Things with Ideas” in Margaret Grebowicz, ed. SciFi in the Mind’s Eye: Reading Science through Science Fiction Open Court (2007)

“Introduction” for Inconsistencies by Nancy Jane Moore, PS Showcase #2 (May 2008)

“Creating ‘the Second Self”: Performance, Gender, and Authorship” in L. Timmel Duchamp and Eileen Gunn, eds., The WisCon Chronicles, Vol. 2, Aqueduct Press (2008)

 “The Matter of Tongues: Being Her GoH Speech” in Liz Henry, ed., The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.3, Aqueduct Press (2009)

 “Lost in the Archives: A Shattered Romance” in L. Timmel Duchamp, ed. Narrative Power: Encounters, Celebrations, Struggles Aqueduct Press (2010)

“Asking the Wrong Questions: Alice Sheldon, the Gender Learning Curve, and Me” in The Cascadia Subduction Zone 3, 2 (2013)

“‘Sun Woman’ or ‘Wild Seed’? How A Young Feminist Writer Found Alternatives to White Bourgeois Narrative Models in the Early Novels of Octavia Butler” in Rebecca Holden and Nisi Shawl, eds., Strange Matings: Octavia Butler, Science Fiction, and Feminism Aqueduct Press (2013)

“Mad Scientists, Chimps, and Mice with Human Brains: Collapsing Boundaries in Science Fiction” in Brian Attebery and Veronica Hollinger, eds., Parabolas of Science Fiction, Wesleyan University Press (2013)

 

“Real Mothers, A Faggot Uncle, and the Name of the Father: Samuel R. Delany’s Feminist Revisions of the Story of Science Fiction” in Kenneth R. James, ed. Cruising the Disciplines: A Symposium on Samuel R. Delany, Annals of Scholarship Vol. 20 (2013) [reprinted in Stories for Chip, ed. Bill Campbell and Nisi Shawl (2015)]

 

 "Feminist World-Building: Toward Future Memory" in The Cascadia Subduction Zone 4,1 (January 2014)


"Introduction" for Secret Lives of Books by Rosaleen Love (Twelfth Planet Press, June 2014)


"A Few Thoughts about Critics, Legitimacy, and Comfort" in The Cascadia Subduction Zone 5,2 (April 2015)


"Dear Alice Sheldon" in Letters to Tiptree, ed. Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein (2015)


"The Tiptree Symposium" in The Cascadia Subduction Zone 6.1 (January 2016)


"Sometimes Anger Is the Necessary Response: Reading Chris Kraus's I Love Dick" in The Cascadia Subduction Zone 6, 4 (October 2016)

 

Reviews:

 

Review of Where No Man Has Gone Before: Women and Science Fiction ed. Lucie Armitt, Haunting the House of Fiction: Feminist Perspectives on Ghost Stories by American Women ed. Lynette Carpenter and Wendy K. Kolmar, and Eugenia C. DeLamotte, The Perils of the Night: A Feminist Study of Nineteenth-Century Gothic, for SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 17,4 (Summer, 1992)

 

Review of Science Fiction Culture by Camille Bacon-Smith, for Paradoxa no.18 (2003)

 

Review of Zoe Landale, The Rain is Full of Ghosts for The New York Review of Science Fiction (Sept 2003)

 

Review of Joanna Russ, We Who Are About To… for The New York Review of Science Fiction (Jan 2006)

 

Review of Lisa Tuttle, The Mysteries for The New York Review of Science Fiction (Sept 2006)

 

Review of Charles Stross, The Glasshouse for Strange Horizons (Oct 2006)

 

Review of Tricia Sullivan Double Vision and Sound Mind for Strange Horizons (May 2007)

 

Review of Josh Cohen’s Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto for The American Book Review (May/June 2007)

 

Review of Kaaron Warren, The Grinding House for The New York Review of Science Fiction (Aug 2007)

 

Review of John Klima, ed., Logorrhea for Strange Horizons (Aug 2007)

 

Review of Samuel R. Delany, About Writng: 7 essays, 4 letters, & 5 interviews for Strange Horizons (Dec 2007)

 

Review of  Sarah Monette, The Bone Key for Strange Horizons (Apr 2008)

 

Review of Ekaterina Sedia, ed. Paper Cities for Strange Horizons (Oct 2008)

 

Review of Leslie What, Crazy Love for The American Book Review (Jan/Feb 2009)

 

Review of M.M.Buckner’s Watermind for Strange Horizons (Jan 2009)

 

Review of Farah Mendlesohn, ed. On Joanna Russ for Strange Horizons (Jul 2009); reprinted in The New York Review of Science Fiction (

 

Review of Anil Menon’s The Beast with Nine Billion Feet for Strange Horizons (Feb 2010)

 

Review of Wendy Gaye Pearson, Veronica Hollinger, and Joan Gordon, eds., Queer Universes for Science Fiction Film and Television (Spring 2010)

 

Review of Holly Black’s The Poison Eaters for Strange Horizons (May 2010)

 

Review of The Library of America’s Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories, ed. by Joyce Carol Oates, for Strange Horizons (July 2010)

 

Review of Karen Joy Fowler’s What I Didn’t See, for The Cascadia Subduction Zone (Jan 2011)

 

Review of Julia Holmes’s Meeks, for Strange Horizons (April 6, 2011)

 

Review of The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller, Volume 1, for Strange Horizons (May 30, 2011)

 

Review of Carrie Vaughn’s After the Golden Age, for Strange Horizons (December 19, 2011)

 

Review of Ian McDonald’s Planesrunner, for Strange Horizons  (May 2012)

 

Review of Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312, for Strange Horizons (January 2013)

 

Review of Karen Lord’s Best of All Possible Worlds, for Strange Horizons (June 2013)

 

 Review of Chris Moriarty's Ghost Spin, for Strange Horizons (November 2013)

 

 Review of Alan DeNiro's Tyrannia and Other Renditions, for Strange Horizons (October 2014)