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Topic: 2010 James Tiptree, Jr. Award Winner Announced!

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Subject: 2010 James Tiptree, Jr. Award Winner Announced!
Date Posted: 3/21/2011 6:58 PM ET
Member Since: 4/18/2009
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They gave it to Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, by Dubravka Ugresic.


The Honors List is:

The Bone Palace by Amanda Downum

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

“Diana Comet and the Disappearing Lover” by Sandra McDonald (this is a short story up on Strange Horizon's website)

“Drag Queen Astronaut” by Sandra McDonald (this is a short story up at Crossed Genre's website)

The Secret Feminist Cabal by Helen Merrick

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Living with Ghosts by Kari Sperring

The Colony by Jillian Weise


And the Long List is:

Beth Bernobich, Passion Play
Stevie Carroll, “The Monitors” (Echoes of Possibilities, edited by Aleksandr Volnov, Noble Romance Publishing 2010)
Roxane Gay, “Things I Know About Fairy Tales” (Necessary Fiction, May 13, 2009)
Frances Hardinge, Gullstruck Island
Julia Holmes, Meeks
Malinda Lo, Ash
Alissa Nutting, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls
Helen Oyeyemi, White Is for Witching
Rachel Swirsky, “Eros, Philia, Agape” (this is a short story up at Tor's website)


So, thoughts? Have you read any of these? Are any on your TBR? Do you disagree with any of the selections, and if so, why? ;)

Last Edited on: 3/21/11 7:00 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/21/2011 7:00 PM ET
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Of these, I've read one (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms), one is on Mt. TBR (The Bone Palace) and I plan on picking up one more when it comes out in paperback (Who Fears Death). Looking at the descriptions, I suspect I'm going to try and track down at least the winner now too. . .

Date Posted: 3/21/2011 10:30 PM ET
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I listened to and really liked The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms a couple of weeks ago. 

Who Fears Death, in my opinion wasn't quite as good.  Oddly enough, part of why I didn't like it as much was the way she challenged the gender rolls.  I'm just not really into giggling teenage females.  I can see what she was trying to do, but it still doesn't make me enthralled with how she chose to do it.  This vindicates me though!  A friend who read it before I did said I was reading too much into it when we were talking about why those parts of the book were there.  At least now I can point this list out to him and show him at least one other person thought along similar lines.

They're both good quality books that certainly fit the Tiptree ideas.

I have a copy of The Bone Palace, as well as a copy of "Eros, Philia, Agape" that I'll get around to eventually, I'm sure.

White is for Witching sounds really interesting, as does The Colony.