2009 Tiptree Award Winners: Gilman and Yoshinaga

The James Tiptree, Jr. award is a yearly “prize for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender.” The award council has just announced that the winners, for work published in 2009, are:

Greer Gilman, Cloud and Ashes: Three Winter’s Tales (Small Beer Press)

Fumi Yoshinaga, Ooku: The Inner Chambers, volumes 1 & 2 (VIZ Media)

Also check out the Honor List and Long List for other recent speculative fiction exploring gender. Stuff you can read online right now:

The Tiptree Award presentation is a highlight of WisCon, the feminist science fiction convention in May.  Just in case I won’t see you there to hear you enthuse about scifi in person, leave recommendations in the comments!

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  1. brainwane

    My very biased recommendations of 2009 speculative fiction that addresses gender:

    The online anthology Thoughtcrime Experiments, which I edited, includes several fun fantasy or scifi stories starring interesting women.

    Tales of MU, an ongoing fiction serial by Alexandra Erin, is sexy, thinky, funny, and dark. Probably one third of the chapters include exploring sex and gender.

    A friend of mine, Thomas Thurman, wrote “Not Ordinarily Borrowable, a quietly lovely children’s book about a woman who goes after a dragon to get it to return her library books.

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