In addition to selecting the winner, each jury chooses an Honor List (previously called a “Short List”). The Honor List is a strong part of the award’s identity and is used by many professors as a guide to creating syllabi and by many readers as a recommended reading list.

Honor List

The 1995 jury chose 4 works for the Honor List

And Salome Danced by Kelley Eskridge (Millennium, 1994)

Deserves a spotlight. A new and stellar treatment of an old metaphor-theater as life-this story is an exquisitely written exploration of the shuddering fascination that gender-limited people feel toward androgyny. This is also a tragedy imbued with a clear-eyed, chilly-hearted beauty worthy of the biblical Salome herself. A must-read.  — Nancy Springer

This story is in Flying Cups and Saucers.

Work Information

Title: And Salome DancedAuthor:
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Title: Little Deaths: 24 Tales of Sex and Horror Editor: Ellen Datlow
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Publisher Name: MillenniumYear: 1994
Work Type: Short FictionOriginal Language: English

Little Sisters of the Apocalypse by Kit Reed (Black Ice Books / Fiction Collective Two, 1994)

An intriguing short novel, finely written, and thought provoking. Will probably infuriate many, but will encourage debate about our assumptions about men and women, social roles, and the effects on women of life without men. — Richard Russo

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Title: Little Sisters of the ApocalypseAuthor:
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Publisher Name: Black Ice Books / Fiction Collective TwoYear: 1994
Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: English

Food Man by Lisa Tuttle (Lisa Tuttle (chapbook), 1994)

A nicely finessed story about an eating disorder carried to the illogical extreme, gives food for thought (sorry) about body image. Who really “owns” the way we look-or try to look? Where is it written that women shall be thin? What are the sexual politics involved, the hidden connections between food and power-or empowerment? The ending was not unequivocally satisfying but the story explores some quirky gender issues and deserves to be recommended and read. A highly original story.  — Nancy Springer

This story is in Flying Cups and Saucers.

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Title: Food ManAuthor:
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Publisher Name: Lisa Tuttle (chapbook)Year: 1994
Work Type: Short FictionOriginal Language: English

The Armless Maiden and Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors by Terri Windling (ed.) (Tor, 1995)

This anthology includes stories and poems from writers known within and outside fantasy and science fiction, such as Louise Gluck, Jane Gardam, Emma Bull, Tappan King, Tanith Lee, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jane Yolen, and the editor herself, Terri Windling. They are of a strikingly high literary quality. Through retelling fairy tales and folk tales they explore the grim terrain of abused childhood, Tiptree territory of pain and cruelty. But while they explore the pain of children cruelly exploited, they also recount the stories of their growing up and the piecing together of their shattered selves into women and men capable of loving and being loved. A powerful, haunting collection. — Sara Lefanu

Work Information

Title: The Armless Maiden and Other Tales for Childhood's SurvivorsEditors: Terri Windling (ed.)
Publisher:
Publisher Name: TorYear: 1995
Work Type: CollectionOriginal Language: English