If I could describe a "human being" I would be more than I am - and probably living in the future, because I think of human beings as something to be realized ahead... But clearly "human beings" have something to do with the luminous images you see in a bright child's eyes - the exploring, wondering, eagerly grasping, undestructive quest for live. I see that undescribed spirit as central to us all - James Triptree, Jr/Alice Sheldon
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever - James Tiptree Jr.

Front pages of Her Smoke Rose Up Forever - June pick for the Virtual Speculation Bookclub