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The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1: Sex, the Future, and Chocolate Chip Cookies
     

The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1: Sex, the Future, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Karen Joy Fowler (Editor), Pat Murphy (Editor), Debbie Notkin (Editor)
 

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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“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

"Really worth the ducats...important in the speculative fiction field."
Bookslut.com

BookLoons
"Each work in this recommended collection is paradoxically both entertaining and instructive."
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet online journal
"The Tiptree Award anthology series is a great idea, well executed."
Publishers Weekly
The James Tiptree Award Anthology 2, edited by Karen Joy Fowler, Pat Murphy, Debbie Notkin and Jeffrey D. Smith, showcases 13 stories, novel excerpts and essays that explore ideas of gender. Contributors include Joe Haldeman, Jonathan Lethem, Ursula K. Le Guin and Tiptree (aka Alice Sheldon) herself. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Since 1991, the James Tiptree Awards have honored novels, short fiction, and essays that have, in the opinions of its ever-changing panel of judges, dealt in new and interesting ways with the concept of gender. This second collection of winners and short-list finalists includes seven short stories, excerpts from novels by Ursula K. Le Guin, Joe Haldeman, and Johanna Sinisale, and an essay by Nalo Hopkinson on the search for oneself in sf and fantasy literature. From Raphael Carter's story-disguised-as-scholarly-paper attempting to shed light on gender identification ("Congenital Agenesis of Gender Ideation by K.N. Sirsi and Sandra Botkin") to Jaye Lawrence's whimsical yet poignant tale of enchanted frogs and magic wishes ("Kissing Frogs"), the contributions demonstrate a rare gift for interpreting an issue in new and surprising ways. Recommended for most libraries. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892391193
Publisher:
Tachyon Publications
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
James Tiptree Award Anthology Series , #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.94(d)

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Meet the Author


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.”

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Davis, California
Date of Birth:
February 7, 1950
Place of Birth:
Bloomington, Indiana
Education:
B.A., The University of California, Berkeley, 1972; M.A., The University of California, Davis, 1974

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