Greer Gilman’s Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter’s Tales (Small Beer) and Fumi Yoshinaga’s Ooku: The Inner Chambers, Volumes 1 & 2 (VIZ Media) are co-winners of the 2009 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of science fiction or fantasy that explore and expand gender roles. Ooku is the first manga to be chosen as a Tiptree winner. The awards ceremony will be held at WisCon 34 in Madison WI, May 27-31, 2010.
The Tiptree jury released an “honor list” that recognizes other works considered worthy of note: “Beautiful White Bodies”, Alice Sola Kim (Strange Horizons 12/7-12/14/09); Distances, Vandana Singh (Aqueduct); “Galapagos”, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Eclipse Three); Lifelode, Jo Walton (NESFA); “Useless Things”, Maureen F. McHugh (Eclipse Three); and “Wives”, Paul Haines (X6). The jury also “wishes to extend a special honor” to L. Timmel Duchamp’s five-volume Marq’ssan Cycle (Aqueduct, 2005-2008).
Full story in the April 2010 issue of Locus.