Strange Paladin

A new Japanese RPG (New Etrian Odyssey: Millenium Maiden) will feature a paladin named Racoona Sheldon, a reference to one of the late Alice Sheldon’s pen names. (Her more famous pen name was James Tiptree, Jr.)

Sheldon is best known as a late blooming sf writer whose stories were hailed for their understanding of women because she submitted them under the male Tiptree pen name, thus causing embarrassment when she decloaked. Unfortunately, Sheldon is also known for murdering her husband and killing herself, apparently due to mutual frustration with the husband having Alzheimers. Both the Sheldons had served in the OSS during WWII and the CIA afterward.



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