Tiptree Award Winner

Locus Online is reporting that

The winner of this year’s James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given to works of SF and fantasy that explore gender roles, is Sarah Hall’s The Carhullan Army, published last year in the UK by Faber and Faber, and just published this year in the US by HarperPerennial as Daughters of the North. Jurors this year were Charlie Anders, Gwenda Bond (chair), Meghan McCarron, Geoff Ryman, and Sheree Renee Thomas. The award, which comes with $1000 prize money, will be celebrated May 25, 2008, at WisCon 32 in Madison, Wisconsin.

To which I at least have no objections. In fact, I think it’s an excellent choice. There’s no sign of the honour list yet, but I’ll be interested to see what else is on there.

EDIT: SF Awards Watch has the honour list:

  • “Dangerous Space”, Kelley Eskridge, (Dangerous Space, Aqueduct Press, 2007)
  • Water Logic, Laurie Marks (Small Beer Press, 2007)
  • Empress of Mijak and The Riven Kingdom, Karen Miller (HarperCollins, Australia, 2007)
  • The Shadow Speaker, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu (Hyperion, 2007)
  • Interfictions, Delia Sherman and Theodora Goss (eds.) (Interstitial Arts Foundation/Small Beer Press, 2007)
  • Glasshouse, Charles Stross (Ace, 2006)
  • The Margarets, Sheri S. Tepper (Harper Collins 2007)
  • Y: The Last Man, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Pia Guerra (available in 60 issues or 10 volumes from DC/Vertigo Comics, 2002-2008)
  • Flora Segunda, Ysabeau Wilce (Harcourt, 2007)

That has a couple of entries I am somewhat more surprised to see, but they’re more than made up for by the presence of Y: The Last Man.

FURTHER EDIT: Full press release.

YET MORE EDIT: And another discussion, this time touching on the book’s timeliness (or lack thereof).

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