Short story: “Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death”
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“Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death,” by James Tiptree, Jr.
First appeared in the anthology The Alien Condition (April 1973), edited by Stephen Goldin; nominated for the 1974 Hugo (in the Novelette category); placed third in the 1974 Locus Magazine Poll Award; won the 1974 Nebula (Short Story); also in a long list of collections and anthologies; available behind a paywall on Scribd; reprinted and recorded for Lightspeed Magazine, June 2014
A delight. Need to read more of Tiptree’s work.
Also seems to be a precursor to “Mantis Wives.”