In my email this morning was the announcement of this year’s Tiptree Award results. There are joint winners: The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan, and Ancient, Ancient by Kiini Ibura Salaam.
As you probably know, I love The Drowning Girl. It will be on my Hugo ballot and my World Fantasy ballot. I’m absolutely delighted to see it pick up this award. You can find my review here.
I read Ancient, Ancient for the Crawford Award. It is a fine book and I was delighted to see it on the short list. I haven’t had time to review it myself, but here is one from Martha Hubbard. The book is published by Aqueduct so it is available from my bookstore.
As always, the Tiptree jury produced an honor list as well. The books on it (with links to my reviews and the bookstore where applicable) are:
- Elizabeth Bear, Range of Ghosts
- Roz Kaveney, Rituals
- M.J. Locke, Up Against It
- Kim Stanley Robinson, 2312
- Karin Tidbeck, Jagannath (buy)
- Ankaret Wells, Firebrand
- Lesley Wheeler, “The Receptionist” (in The Receptionist and Other Tales buy)
I’m delighted to see Roz, Stan and Karin on that list, and Bear’s book is one I’d already noted as interesting. But each year the Tiptree jury finds wonderful books that I have managed to miss. I’m particularly interested in Firebrand which is apparently steampunk.