Which science fiction writer are you?

Well, this is encouraging:

I am:

James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice B. Sheldon)

In the 1970s she was perhaps the most memorable, and one of the most popular, short story writers.  Her real life was as fantastic as her fiction.

Which science fiction writer are you?

I suspect that a big factor in my getting this result was the fact that, for the question "Are you a total dork with the opposite sex?", the answer I picked was "I am the opposite sex." (What can I say? I like travesti.)

(Via PZ Myers, who’s also James Tiptree, Jr.)

4 Responses to “Which science fiction writer are you?”

  1. Jane Dark says:

    Hmm, that makes three of us. Even when I change answers to certain questions, I am still Tiptree. You’re right about the opposite sex answer being key, though — change that, and I suddenly morph into Paul Linebarger.
    Guess I better read some of her stuff. Any recommendations?

  2. Amanda says:

    I haven’t read a lot of her work, just some of the stories collected in Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, but “The Women Men Don’t See” is kind of a classic. (Scifi.com has several of her stories in its archive, and Wikipedia lists a few more at the end of its Tiptree entry.)

  3. sab says:

    I turned out to be Gregory Benford, whom the quiz site describes as a “literary stylist as well as a working scientist.” Did you check out the “Which Office Supply Are You? quiz yet? I’m a desk, without which, according to the quiz site, “the office wouldn’t be an office.”

  4. sab says:

    btw, James Tiptree is hot