The results of this year’s Otherwise (formery Tiptree) Award have been announced. The winner is Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi. The Honor List is as follows:
- “Dreamborn” by Kylie Ariel Bemis
- The Book of Flora by Meg Elison
- Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
- Meet Me in the Future by Kameron Hurley
- “Of Warps and Wefts” by Innocent Chizaram Ilo
- The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
- The Elemental Logic series by Laurie J. Marks
- The Lonesome Bodybuilder by Yukiko Motoya
- The Deep by Rivers Solomon
I’m not familiar with Emezi’s work at all, but clearly I should be. Nor do I know much about the short fiction (the Hurley and Motoya are both collections). I have reviewed The Calculating Stars and The Deep. I reviewed Fire Logic and Earth Logic back in Emerald City and loved them both. Both books won the Gaylactic Spectrum Award. Now that all four books are out I have been meaning to re-read the entire series, but of course I have no time. Meg Elison won the Philip K Dick Award with The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, the first volume in the trilogy that The Book of Flora concludes. I have The Book of Flora on my TBR pile, and it has just got a boost up towards the top.
I am, of course, delighted to see so many works with trans themes on the list.