The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1

The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1

Karen Joy Fowler, Pat Murphy, Debbie Notkin, and Jeffrey D. Smith, eds.

Simultaneously exploring and expanding gender roles, the stories and nonfiction in The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1 are thought-provoking, imaginative, and highly provocative. Touching on the most fundamental of human desires, sex, love, and acceptance, Tiptree Award–winning authors continually redefine human identities.

$15.95

The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1

by Karen Joy Fowler, Pat Murphy, Debbie Notkin, and Jeffrey D. Smith, eds.

ISBN: 1892391198

Published: 2005

Available Format(s): Trade Paperback

Simultaneously exploring and expanding gender roles, the stories in The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1 are thought-provoking, imaginative, and highly provocative. Touching on the most fundamental of human desires, Tiptree Award–winning authors continually redefine social identities. This collection gathers short fiction, novel excerpts, and essays that were chosen by the Tiptree Award judges in 2003 and in previous years. In addition, the collection includes essays and commentary exploring the Tiptree legacy.

If you like The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1, wait until you see The James Tiptree Award Anthology 2 and 3.

“A superior array of creative and thoughtful writing for both genders.”
Booklist

The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1 will come as a surprise to those who think the award is given to stories which only celebrate the role of women and advocate its expansion. Instead the stories explore all varieties of gender in thoughtful and provocative ways. Focusing mostly on a single year, The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1 leaves plenty of room for additional volumes, which deserve to grace the shelves of all science-fiction and gender-studies fans.”
SF Site

Karen Joy Fowler, Pat Murphy, Debbie Notkin, and Jeffrey D. Smith are the editors of the James Tiptree Award Anthologies. They are members of the Tiptree Motherboard, a volunteer organization that administers the Tiptree Award at Wiscon, the annual feminist convention in Madison, Wisconsin. The Motherboard won the 2011 Thomas D. Clareson Award for Distinguished Service to science fiction. The Tiptree Award was created by Pat Murphy and Karen Joy Fowler and has been given since 1991 for “works of science fiction or fantasy that expand or explore one’s understanding of gender.”

Praise for The James Tiptree Award Anthology 2

“James Tiptree was the pseudonym of the late Alice Sheldon, who during a 20-year career of writing gender-bending SF concealed her true identity. The award bearing her name appropriately honors works of fiction that ‘explore and expand gender.’ Unlike other major SF awards, conferred by fans and writers’ associations, the Tiptrees are bestowed by a small jury of peers, and the actual prize is something edible, ‘usually chocolate.’ The second annual collection of winners includes stories, novel excerpts, and essays as well as a sampler of Tiptree’s correspondence. The outstanding novel excerpt comes from Joe Haldeman’s Camouflage (2004), about an immortal, shape-shifting alien who alternates between male and female identities, human and animal. Other very noteworthy pieces include Ursula K. Le Guin’s examination of a family unit of two men and two women, and Gwyneth Jones’s essay on why sex and gender create so much confusion. An excellent volume of superior prose that is both intellectually and morally challenging.”
Booklist

“…the contributions demonstrate a rare gift for interpreting an issue in new and surprising ways. Recommended for most libraries.”
Library Journal

“Imagination blends with science and politics in the second collection offered by SF’s most daring award.”
SF Site

“Always interesting, habitually provocative, and occasionally stunning….”
Intergalactic Medicine Show

Praise for The Tiptree Award Anthology series

“As expected, the writings in this volume are excellent as well as being challenging. It’s hard to pick out favorites, so I won’t try. Just get the book and read them all.”
Green Man Review

“Top-shelf storytelling….”
Time Out

“A trove of fascinating thought.”
Locus

“Really worth the ducats….”
Bookslut

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Introduction by Pat Murphy and Karen Joy Fowler

“Boys” by Carol Emschwiller
“Birth Days” by Geoff Ryman
“The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Anderson
“Everything but the Signature Is Me” by James Tiptree, Jr.
“‘Tiptree’ and History” by Joanna Russ
“The Lady of the Ice Garden” by Kara Dalkey
“What I Didn’t See” by Karen Joy Fowler
“Travels With the Snow Queen” by Kelly Link
Excerpts from Set This House in Order by Matt Ruff
“The Catgirl Manifesto: An Introduction” by Richard Calder
“Looking Through Lace” by Ruth Nestvold
“The Ghost Girls of Rumney Mill” by Sandra McDonald
“Judging the Tiptree” by Suzy McKee Charnas
“Genre: A Word Only the French Could Love” by Ursula K. Le Guin