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 2002 jury chose 8 works for the Honor List

Knapsack Poems by Eleanor Arnason (, 2002)

A story that explores the boundaries of personal identity, and the relationship between personal identity and gender, in the context of a culture where the basic unit of identity is a “team” rather than a single biological individual.

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Title: Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine May 2002Editor: Gardner Dozois
Work Type: Short Fiction

Liking What You See: A Documentary by Ted Chiang (Tor, 2002)

This story presents what’s literally a different way of thinking. It makes the familiar (perception of beauty) seem strange, and makes what we normally consider necessary seem contingent. It doesn’t deal directly with gender, but rather works by implication: it raises questions about how many of our ideas about gender are tied in to contingent habits of thought.

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Title: Liking What You See: A DocumentaryAuthor:
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Title: Stories of Your Life and Others
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Publisher Name: TorYear: 2002
Work Type: Short Fiction

Appleseed by John Clute (Orbit, 2001)

An homage to science fiction, with barely a trope untouched. Sexuality and sexual imagery are central to the book, which shuffles through the implications of dimorphism and dualism as components of human thought and experience.

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Publisher Name: OrbitYear: 2001
Publisher Name: TorYear: US
Work Type: Novel

Special Honor

What I Didn't See by Karen Joy Fowler (SciFi.com, )

In dialogue with the Tarzan stories and with Tiptree’s “The Women Men Don’t See”, this story examines gender and heterosexual attraction within the frame of an emerging feminist and ethical consciousness.

Not eligible for the Tiptree Award, because the author is one of the founding mothers.

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Title: What I Didn't SeeAuthor:
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Title: SciFiction July 10, 2002Editor: Ellen Datlow
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Publisher Name: SciFi.com
Work Type: Short Fiction

Madonna of the Maquiladora by Gregory Frost (, 2002)

This coolly told story is in large part about the way women (and men) are treated in the maquiladoras of Juarez. It explores several kinds of power relationships: dispossession, complicity in institutional oppression, the blindness of well-meaning individual help, the self-image of masculinity as a mark of colonial identity.

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Title: Madonna of the MaquiladoraAuthor:
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Title: Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine May 2002Editor: Gardner Dozois
Work Type: Short Fiction

The Melancholy of Anatomy by Shelley Jackson (Anchor Books, 2002)

A collection of thematically linked short stories that, taken together, form a unified whole: surrealist play on sexuality, gender, and the body.

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Title: The Melancholy of AnatomyAuthor:
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Publisher Name: Anchor BooksYear: 2002
Work Type: Collection

Salt Fish Girl by Larissa Lai (Thomas Allen & Son, Ltd., 2002)

A beautifully written novel about class and female identity. Salt Fish Girl draws on Chinese mythology, and is simultaneously fantasy and science fiction.

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Title: Salt Fish GirlAuthor:
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Publisher Name: Thomas Allen & Son, Ltd.Year: 2002
Work Type: Novel

Conjunctions 39: The New Wave Fabulists by Peter Straub, Bradford Morrow (eds.) (Bard College, 2002)

Many of the stories in this anthology deal with gender issues in one way or another. Some of the most interesting stories are the ones by John Crowley, Elizabeth Hand, Nalo Hopkinson, Kelly Link, James Morrow, and Paul Park.

Work Information

Title: Conjunctions 39: The New Wave FabulistsEditors: Peter Straub, Bradford Morrow (eds.)
Publisher:
Publisher Name: Bard CollegeYear: 2002
Work Type: CollectionOriginal Language: English