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Under a male pseudonym, she used science fiction to challenge gender norms.
Alice Bradley Sheldon (1915 —1987) was an American science fiction author better known as James Tiptree Jr., a pen name she used from 1967 to her death. It was not publicly known until 1977 that James Tiptree Jr. was a woman. She was a prolific short story writer and was the winner of numerous awards including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Locus Awards. In 2012 she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.