Original Novel Title: The Starry Rift
Author: James Tiptree, Jr.
Publisher: Tom Doherty (TOR), 1986 (hardcover).
Michele C. describes this science fiction collection of stories by the late James Tiptree, Jr., (pseudonym of Alice Sheldon):
a frame tale, like Chaucer, about alien students at a library; the reference librarian retrieves various manuscripts and writings for them, which comprise the tales in the book. Between each tale, the students return to the librarian and talk with him about what they've read and what they should read next.
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Submitted by Michele C., 2007.08.31. Updated 2007.08.31.