Virginia Bergin’s novel Who Runs the World? (Macmillan) won the 2017 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of science fiction or fantasy that explore and expand gender roles. Bergin will receive $1,000, original artwork created to honor the novel, and chocolate. She will be honored at a ceremony during WisCon 42, to be held at the Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club, May 25-28, 2018 in Madison WI.
The Tiptree jury released an “honor list” recognizing other noteworthy works:
- “Don’t Press Charges and I Won’t Sue”, Charlie Jane Anders (Global Dystopias)
- Dreadnought and Sovereign, April Daniels (Diversion)
- The Devourers, Indra Das (Del Rey)
- An Excess Male, Maggie Shen King (Harper Voyager)
- Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado (Gray Wolf)
- An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rivers Solomon (Akashic)
- Black Tides of Heaven and Red Threads of Fortune, JY Yang (Tor)
The jurors also released a “long list of twenty-six other works they found worthy of attention.” The 2017 judges were Eugene Fischer, Kazue Harada, Alexis Lothian (chair), Cheryl Morgan, and Julia Starkey.
For more information, see the Tiptree website.