The Tiptree Award anthologies—there are currently three—are reliably interesting reads, a mix of nonfiction, novel excerpts, and short stories that, as the introduction says, “seduce or repel you. Instruct and surprise you. Push you around a bit. Take no prisoners. Make no apologies. […] stories for women. And stories for men. And stories for the rest of us, too.” These stories are weird and wonderful, thoughtful and provocative; plus, the linking factor is their complex engagement with gender, so naturally I tend to find them compelling.
Read the rest of Mandelo’s fascinating insights about The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1, which include reviews of many of the individual stories, at Tor. com.
For more info on The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by John D. Berry.