All That Outer Space Allows Makes Tiptree Award Honor List

On 1 April, the James Triptree, Jr. Literary Award announced its 2015 Winners, Honor List and Long List. (It was after 12 noon, so we’re safe.) All That Outer Space Allows was one of eleven works selected for the Honor List. The Tiptree Award is presented to works of science fiction or fantasy that explore and expand gender roles. The judges this year were Heather Whipple (chair), Jacqueline Gross, Alessa Hinlo, Keffy M Kehrli, and NA Sulway.

The two winners are ‘The New Mother’ by Eugene Fischer (Asimov’s, Apr/May 2015) and Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz (Candlewick Press). Congratulations to both.

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The other works on the Honor List are: ‘Sarah’s Child’, Susan Jane Bigelow (Strange Horizons); ‘The Shape of My Name’, Nino Cipre (Tor.com); The Only Ones, Carola Dibbell (Two Dollar Radio); ODY-C Vol 1: Off to Far Ithicaa, Matt Fraction & Christian Ward (Image); A Crown for Cold Silver, Alex Marshall (Orbit); ‘Each to Each’, Seanan McGuire (Lightspeed Magazine); ‘How to Become a Robot in Twelve Easy Steps’, A Merc Rustad (Scigentasy); beyond: an anthology of queer sci-fi comics, Taneka Stotts & Sfé Monsters, eds. (Beyond Press); Steven Universe, Rebecca Sugar (Cartoon Network); and Radiance, Cathrynne M Valente (Tor). There is also a long list of some thirty works the judges would like people “to be aware of”. See here for more details.

After opening with award recognition – Adrift on the Sea of Rains won the BSFA Award and was shortlisted for the Sidewise Award – it’s very gratifying to see the Apollo Quartet ending with award recognition.

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