Tiptree Award Renamed

The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award has been renamed the Otherwise Award, announced by members of the Tiptree Motherboard on October 13, 2019. In a statement, they said:

The Tiptree Award was named as a joyful joke, 28 years ago.

James Tiptree, Jr/Alice Sheldon is a complicated figure who has grown more so as participants in the sff world have gained more diverse perspectives and more acute critical analyses. In ...Read More

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Tiptree Award to Be Renamed

The Tiptree Motherboard, the seven-member committee in charge of the James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award for books “encouraging the exploration and expansion of gender,” has an­nounced plans to change the name of the award in the future. In a post titled “Alice Sheldon and the name of the Tiptree Award” updated on Sep­tember 11, 2019, they wrote

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Miravete Wins 2018 Tiptree Award

Gabriela Damián Miravete’s short story “They Will Dream in the Garden” (Latin American Literature Today 5/18) won the 2018 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of science fiction or fantasy that explore and expand gender roles. Miravete will receive $1,000, original artwork, and chocolate. She will be honored at a ceremony during WisCon 43, to be held at the Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club, May 24-27, 2019 in ...Read More

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Bergin Wins 2017 Tiptree Award

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.

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McLemore Wins 2016 Tiptree Award

Anna-Marie McLemore’s novel When the Moon Was Ours (Dunne) won the 2016 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of science fiction or fantasy that explore and expand gender roles. McLemore will receive $1,000, original artwork created to honor the novel, and chocolate. McLemore will be honored at a ceremony during WisCon, May 26-29, 2017 in Madison WI.

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Blinks: Ansible; Delany, Benford on KSR, VanderMeer, Di Filippo, Shippey, HPL, events including Tiptree Award at Borderlands

» David Langford’s Ansible 337

» The New Yorker: Samuel Delany and the Past and Future of Science Fiction

» Gregory Benford: Envisioning Starflight Failing, long essay/review of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora (expanded from essay in Nature)

» The Guardian: Jeff VanderMeer: Are we alone? SF is as sure a guide as any

» Barnes & Noble: Paul Di Filippo reviews Natasha Pulley’s The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

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Tiptree Awards Winners Announced: Byrne and Walton

Monica Byrne’s novel  The Girl in the Road (Crown) and Jo Walton’s novel My Real Children (Tor) are the winners of the 2014 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of science fiction or fantasy that explore and expand gender roles. Each author will receive $1,000 in prize money, original artwork created to honor the winning works, and chocolate. They will be honored at a ceremony during WisCon 39, ...Read More

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Kiernan and Salaam Win Tiptree Awards

Caitlín R. Kiernan’s novel The Drowning Girl (Roc) and Kiini Ibura Salaam’s collection Ancient, Ancient (Aqueduct) are the winners of the 2012 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of science fiction or fantasy that explore and expand gender roles. Each author will receive $1,000 in prize money, original artwork created to honor the winning works, and chocolate. They will be honored at a ceremony during WisCon 37, May ...Read More

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2010 Tiptree Award Winner

Dubravka Ugresic’s Baba Yaga Laid an Egg (Canongate) is the winner of the 2010 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of science fiction or fantasy that explore and expand gender roles. Ugresic 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:

  • The Bone Palace, Amanda Downum (Orbit)
  • The Hundred
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Tiptree Award Winners

The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council announced the 2008 Tiptree Award has two winners: Patrick Ness’s young adult novel The Knife of Never Letting Go (Walker) and Nisi Shawl’s short story collection Filter House (Aqueduct).

The Tiptree Award will be presented on Memorial Day weekend at WisCon in Madison, Wisconsin. Each winner will receive $1000 in prize money, an original artwork created specifically for the winning novel or story, ...Read More

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Tiptree Motherboard Receives Clareson Award

The Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) has presented the 2011 Thomas D. Clareson Award for Distinguished Service to the Tiptree Motherboard (Karen Joy Fowler, Debbie Notkin, Ellen Klages, Jeanne Gomoll, Jeff Smith, and Pat Murphy), at the SFRA’s annual conference, held July 9, 2011 in Lublin, Poland. 

The Clareson Award was presented to the Tiptree Motherboard for “outstanding service activities – promotion of SF teaching and study, editing, reviewing, editorial ...Read More

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Tiptree Fellowship Accepting Applications

Applications are open for the 2019 Tiptree Fellowships until October 31, 2019. Each year, the Tiptree Motherboard awards $500 each to two emerging creators who “are doing work that is changing the way we think about gender through speculative narrative.”

For more information, or to apply, see the official website.

 

 

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2018 Tiptree Fellowship Winners

Vida Cruz and Ana Hurtado are the 2018 recipients of the Tiptree Fellowship. Each winner will receive a $500 grant, and work produced as a result of this support will be recognized and promoted by the Tiptree Award.

The fellowship program “will complement the on-going work of the Award — that is, the celebration of speculative fiction that expands and explores gender roles in thought-provoking, imaginative, and occasionally infuriating ways.” ...Read More

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Clarke and Shawl Receive Solstice Award

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced Neil Clarke and Nisi Shawl as recipients of the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award “for distinguished contributions to the science fiction and fantasy community.”

The Solstice Award, created in 2008 and given at the discretion of the SFWA president with the majority approval of the Board of Directors, is for individuals, living or dead, who have had “a significant impact ...Read More

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Tiptree Fellowship Accepting Applications

Applications are open for the 2018 Tiptree Fellowships until October 31, 2018. Each year, the Tiptree Motherboard awards $500 each to two creators who “are doing work that is changing the way we think about gender through speculative narrative.”

For more information, or to apply, see the official website.

 

 

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Dozois and Williams Receive Solstice Award

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams as recipients of the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award “to honor their editing careers in support of science fiction and fantasy.”

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2017 Tiptree Fellowship Winners

H. Pueyo and Ineke Chen-Meyer are the 2017 recipients of the Tiptree Fellowship. Each winner will receive a $500 grant, and work produced as a result of this support will be recognized and promoted by the Tiptree Award.

The fellowship program “will complement the on-going work of the Award — that is, the celebration of speculative fiction that expands and explores gender roles in thought-provoking, imaginative, and occasionally infuriating ways.” ...Read More

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Tiptree Fellowship Accepting Applications

The application deadline for the 2017 Tiptree Fellowships is September 15, 2017. Each year, the Tiptree Motherboard awards $500 each to two creators who “are doing work that is changing the way we think about gender through speculative narrative.”

The 2017 selection committee is Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Mia Sereno, Pat Schmatz, and Gretchen Treu (chair). For more information, or to apply, see the official website. ...Read More

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2017 Seiun Awards Winners

The 56th Japan Science Fiction Convention has announced the 2017 Seiun Awards winners (the Japanese equivalent to the Hugo Awards), honoring the best original and translated works published last year in Japan. The winners for translated works are:

Best Translated Novel

  • United States of Japan, Peter Tieryas, translated by Naoya Nakahara (Hayakawa)
  • Imperial Radch trilogy, Anne Leckie, translated by Hideko Akao (Tokyo Sogensha)
  • The Grace of Kings, Ken
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Treu Joins Tiptree Motherboard

Bookseller Gretchen Treu has joined the Tiptree Motherboard. She joins current Motherboard members Debbie Notkin, Jeanne Gomoll, Alexis Lothian, Jeffrey D. Smith, and founders Karen Joy Fowler and Pat Murphy.

The James Tiptree Literary Award Council, a nonprofit corporation, “was designed to be run by a ‘motherboard’ (we love the pun!) of five or more people who make financial, process, and other practical decisions for the award.”

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2017 Seiun Awards Nominees

The 56th Japan Science Fiction Convention has announced the 2017 Seiun Awards finalists (the Japanese equivalent to the Hugo Awards), honoring the best original and translated works published last year in Japan. The nominees for translated works are:

Best Translated Novel

  • Imperial Radch trilogy, Anne Leckie, translated by Hideko Akao (Tokyo Sogensha)
  • The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu, translated by Furusawa Yoshimichi (Hayakawa)
  • Enchanted Night, Steven Millhauser, translated
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Weisskopf Receives Solstice Award

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced Toni Weisskopf as a recipient of the 2017 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award.

The Solstice Award, created in 2008 and given at the discretion of the SFWA president with the majority approval of the Board of Directors, is for individuals, living or dead, who have had “a significant impact on the science fiction or fantasy landscape, and is particularly intended ...Read More

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Sapienza Receives Solstice Award

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced that the late Peggy Rae Sapienza will receive the 2017 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award.

The Solstice award, created in 2008 and given at the discretion of the SFWA president with the majority approval of the Board of Directors, is for individuals, living or dead, who have had “a significant impact on the science fiction or fantasy landscape, and is

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2016 Tiptree Fellowship Winners

Mia Sereno and Porpentine Charity Heartscape are the 2016 recipients of the Tiptree Fellowship. Each winner will receive a $500 grant, and work produced as a result of this support will be recognized and promoted by the Tiptree Award.

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2016 World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2015 were announced during the World Fantasy Convention, held October 27-30, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus OH. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to David G. Hartwell and Andrzej Sapkowski.

The World Fantasy Awards winners are:

Novels

  • The Chimes, Anna Smaill (Sceptre)
  • The Buried Giant,
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2016 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society announced the British Fantasy Awards Winners on September 25, 2016 during an awards ceremony at FantasyCon 2016 at the Grand and Royal Hotels in Scarborough, England. The winners are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
  • Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Macmillan)
  • Half a War, Joe Abercrombie (Harper Voyager)
  • Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho (Macmillan)
  • Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris)
  • Guns of the
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2016 Alfie Awards

The Alfie Awards were presented at midnight on August 20, 2016, during George R.R. Martin’s Hugo Losers Party, held at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City MO. The awards, named in honor of Alfred Bester (whose The Demolished Man was the first ever novel Hugo Award winner), with trophies created using ’50s hood ornaments, went to the top runner-up pushed off various categories of the Hugo Awards ballot by the ...Read More

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2016 World Fantasy Awards Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards Ballot for works published in 2015 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, held October 27-30, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus OH. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to David G. Hartwell and Andrzej Sapkowski.

The World Fantasy Awards finalists are:

Novels

  • The Buried Giant
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2016 Locus Awards Winners

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Locus Awards on Saturday, June 25, 2016 during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA.

Science Fiction Novel

  • Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Borzoi; Orbit UK)
  • Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow)
  • A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor)

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2016 Sir Julius Vogel Award Winners

The winners of the 2016 Sir Julius Vogel Award have been announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ). Winners were selected by members of SFFANZ and of the AuContraire 2016 convention.

Best Novel

  • Ardus, Jean Gilbert (Rogue House)
  • Mariah’s Dream, Grace Bridges (Splashdown)
  • Sun Touched, J.C. Hart (Etherhart)
  • Vestiges of Flames, Lyn McConchie (Lethe)
  • Shards of Ice, Catherine Mede (Flying Kiwi)
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2016 British Fantasy Award Nominees

The British Fantasy Society website has announced the shortlist for the 2016 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Half a War, Joe Abercrombie (Harper Voyager)
  • Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho (Macmillan)
  • Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris)
  • Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Macmillan)
  • Guns of the Dawn, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tor)
  • The Iron Ghost, Jen Williams (Headline)

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2016 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2016 Locus Awards.

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 24-26, 2016; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Paul Park, Clarion West supporters, awards weekend ticket holders, and special guests; panels with ...Read More

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