Science fiction writer James Tiptree Jr. wouldn't talk on the phone or appear in person. He developed friendships with contemporaries like Ursula le Guin and Philip K. Dick purely through letters. And he became a mentor to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro when she was an up-in-coming writer. But James Tiptree Jr. didn't really exist. He was the pen name of a 60-year old suburban housewife named Alice Sheldon. Biogrpaher Julie Philips says Sheldon's real life story was even more surreal than her alter ego. With readings by Erik Bergmann.
The new Phantom 4 drone from DJI boasts game-changing features that can sense and avoid obstacles, allowing even the worst of pilots to avoid crashing into things ...and people. The Wall Street Journal's personal tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler has the review.