Previous Image Next Image Alice Sheldon. “A Day Like Any Other”, 1973. Alice Sheldon. “A Day Like Any Other,” [in:] Foundation 3 (1973). The first British publication by James Tiptree, Jr., “A Day Like Any Other,” written in 1968, contains, in miniature and hiding in plain sight, all the concerns of its author, Alice Sheldon. The James Tiptree, Jr., award is given in her memory to work exploring gender roles. Sheldon’s life was as fantastical as anything Tiptree ever wrote. Julie Phillips’ exemplary biography, James Tiptree, Jr. The Double Life of Alice Sheldon, published in 2006, won the Hugo award. No. 44.