Andrea Hairston’s Redwood and Wildfire (Aqueduct) is the winner of the 2011 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of science fiction or fantasy that explore and expand gender roles. Hairston will receive $1,000 in prize money, original artwork created to honor the winning work, and chocolate.
The Tiptree jury released an “honor list” recognizing other noteworthy works:
- Beauty Queens, Libba Bray (Scholastic)
- “The Nones of Quintilus”, L. Timmel Duchamp (Never at Home)
- God’s War, Kameron Hurley (Night Shade)
- The Universe of Things, Gwyneth Jones (Aqueduct)
- “The Other Graces”, Alice Sola Kim (Asimov’s 7/10)
- “Seven Sexy Cowboy Robots”, Sandra McDonald (Strange Horizons 10/5/10)
- “After the Apocalypse”, Maureen F. McHugh (After the Apocalypse)
- The Freedom Maze, Delia Sherman (Big Mouth)
- The Courier’s New Bicycle, Kim Westwood (HarperVoyager Australia)
Jurors were Lynne M. Thomas (chair), Karen Meisner, James Nicoll, Nisi Shawl, and Tansy Rayner Roberts.
For more information, including a long list of other works recognized by the jurors, see the Tiptree website.