Biography

Founded in Jan. of 1978, Biography is a quarterly journal published by the University of Hawaii Press. Its subject matter is literature. Stanley Schab is the Managing Editor, George Simson is the Founding Editor, Marie-Jose Fassiotto is the Reviewed Elsewhere Editor and Miriam Fuchs and Craig Howes are the Co-Editors.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, Winter

Begin Again: James Tiptree, Jr.'s Opossum Tricks
Much of the overt life writing of science fiction author James Tiptree, Jr., took the form of letters to friends. Tiptree carried on an extensive correspondence while being sure to maintain complete privacy by never telephoning or meeting in person...
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Days of Past Futures: Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go as "Speculative Memoir"
The autobiographical mode of writing is often thought to be a genre in itself, a genre where the self-penned life story of those in the public eye is marked out by publishers as having a worthwhile story to tell. These apparently true life accounts...
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Discourses of Autobiographical Desires: Samuel Delany's Neveryon Series
Samuel Delany's work in autobiography addresses issues of knowledge and representation, issues also integral to his work in science fiction. He writes, he states, "from a particular position. That position is black; it's gay; it's male; and it's far...
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For the Extended Family and the Universe: Judith Merril and Science Fiction Autobiography
Judith Merril's introduction to Better to Have Loved: The Life of Judith Merril (2002) comes with a warning: "This is not an autobiography; these are memoirs of my loves, and my most ardent loves have always been intertwined with the excitement of...
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Life Writing and Science Fiction: Constructing Identities and Constructing Genres
One might at first be taken aback by the juxtaposition of life writing and science fiction that sets the topic for this special issue. Aren't the two simply antithetical to one another--one deeply caught up in problems of authenticity and verifiability,...
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Of Neural Nets and Brains in Vats: Model Subjects in Galatea 2.2 and Plus
"It was like so, but wasn't" (3), begins Richard Powers's Galatea 2.2 (1995), an expression which, the reader discovers some three hundred pages later, is a variant on "the traditional Persian fable opener," which goes "It went like this, but wasn't"...
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Revisioning Gender: Inventing Women in Ursula K. le Guin's Nonfiction
I am a man. Now you may think I've made some kind of silly mistake about gender, or maybe that I'm trying to fool you, because my first name ends in a, and I own three bras, and I've been pregnant five times, and other things like that that you might...
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