The 1999 James Tiptree, Jr. Award was given to Suzy McKee Charnas at Diversicon 8, July 28, 2000, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Art Prizes

Art Prize
Suzy McKee Charnas a silver pendant carved with images from The Conqueror’s Child, by Laurie Toby Edison

Cake

Cake
painted with book cover art from The Conqueror’s Child by Georgie Schnobrich.

Song

Four from the Holdfast sung to the tune of “Down in the Boondocks”
Four from the Holdfast.
Four from the Holdfast.
People stop and look ‘cause that’s the kind of book we’re all drawn to.
We’re Fems for sure, and so’s Suzy,
But we don’t fit in society.

Lord have mercy on the fans who read ‘bout the Holdfast.
Suzy Charnas wrote four books; it took her twenty years.
She wrote of pain, of war and slaves, she wrote about our fears.
We grew up reading Motherlines.
The Furies made us weep.
The quartet ends with Conqueror’s Child,
Now the Tiptree’s hers to keep.

Four from the Holdfast.
Four from the Holdfast.
People stop and look ‘cause that’s the kind of booke we’re all drawn to.
We’re Fems for sure, and so’s Suzy,
But we don’t fit in society.
Lord have mercy on the fans who read ‘bout the Holdfast.
Lord have mercy on the fans who read ‘bout the Holdfast.
Lord have mercy on the fans who read ‘bout the Holdfast.

Ceremony Images