Important things are happening! Those who follow me on Twitter will already know about this, but here I get to use more characters to talk about it. First of all, congratulations to Andrea Hairston, this year’s winner of the James Tiptree, Jr Award for her novel Redwood and Wildfire. By happy coincidence, she will also be a juror for next year’s award, and so will I. Other jurors for 2012 are Lesley Hall and Gary Wolfe, and Joan Gordon is the chair.
You can recommend books to be considered for the 2012 Tiptree Award. The Tiptree is awarded to ‘science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender’. More from the Tiptree Award site:
The aim of the award is not to look for work that falls into some narrow definition of political correctness, but rather to seek out work that is thought-provoking, imaginative, and perhaps even infuriating. The Tiptree Award is intended to reward those women and men who are bold enough to contemplate shifts and changes in gender roles, a fundamental aspect of any society.
The Tiptree is also notable for being the only SF award which gives the winner both money and chocolate! Go to their site and recommend. Help us find a worthy winner!