The 2002 James Tiptree, Jr. Award was given to M. John Harrison and John Kessel at WisCon 27, May 25, 2003, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Art Prizes

Art Prizes
M. John Harrison and John Kessel fabric cakes by Zhenne Wood

Song

Harrison For M. John Harrison, to the tune of “Harrigan”
H - A - Double R - I - S - O - N
Spells Harrison. Harrison
wrote a book whose theme is gender bending,
won the Tiptree for its plot and ending.

H - A - Double R - I - S - O - N, you see!
It’s his name
and now fame
ever will be connected with
Harrison, that’s he!
Oh, Johnny’s Been Writing Prose Again For John Kessel, to the tune of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”
Oh, Johnny’s been writing prose again,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We’ll give him some Tiptree chocolate then,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The men will cheer and the boys will shout,
The ladies they have all turned out,
And he’s won the prize,
’Cause Johnny’s been writing prose.

Oh, Johnny he wrote about the moon,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
A colony will be there soon,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The men and boys play, by and large,
For ladies there are all in charge,
And it gets quite strange when
Johnny’s been writing prose.

His story appeared in Asimov’s
Hurrah! Hurrah!
It’s read by folks both coarse and suave
Hurrah! Hurrah!
[slowly]
Oh, it’s gender-bending fiction that [pause]
Won John a pearl-encrusted hat.
And we’re all so glad that
Johnny’s been writing prose!

Ceremony Images