The James Tiptree Jr. Literary Award Council is pleased to announce that the award ceremony for the 2007 Tiptree Award winner(s) has been held, and the winners have received their award and accolades.

Award Information

Conference Information

  • Award Year: 2007
  • Award Year Number: Year 17
  • Conference: WisCon 32
  • Date: 26-05-2008
  • Location: Madison, WI

Award Winner

The 2007 jury chose 1 work for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award.

The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall (Faber & Faber, 2007)

The Carhullan Army elicited strong praise from the jurors. Gwenda Bond said, “Hall does so many things well in this book – writing female aggression in a believable way, dealing with real bodies in a way that makes sense, and getting right to the heart of the contradictions that violence brings out in people, but particularly in women in ways we still don’t see explored that often. I found the writing entrancing and exactly what it needed to be for the story; lean, but well-turned.”

Geoff Ryman said, “It faces up to our current grim future (something too few SF novels have done) and seems to go harder and darker into war, violence, and revolution.”

Meghan McCarron said, “I found the book to be subtle and ambiguous in terms of its portrayal of the Army, and its utopia. The book became, ultimately, an examination of what it means to attain physical, violent power as defined by a male-dominated world. And it asserted that it could be claimed by anyone, regardless of physical sex, provided they were willing to pay the price.”_

The book, which is Hall’s third novel, also won the 2007 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for the best work of literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama) from Britain or the Commonwealth written by an author of 35 or under.

Work Information

Title: The Carhullan ArmyAuthor:
Alternate Title:
Title: Daughters of the NorthPublisher: HarperCollinsCountry: USYear: 2008
Publisher:
Publisher Name: Faber & FaberCountry: UKYear: 2007
Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: English
Sarah Hall – The Carhullan Army
Sarah Hall – The Carhullan Army

Award Honor List

The 2007 jury chose 9 works for the Honor List

Dangerous Space, (Aqueduct Press, US, 2006)

Work Information

Title: Dangerous SpaceAuthor: Work Type: CollectionOriginal Language: EnglishPublisher: Aqueduct PressCountry: USYear: 2006

Water Logic, An Elemental Logic Novel, (Small Beer Press, US, 2007)

Work Information

Title: Water LogicSeries: Elemental LogicSeries Number: 3Author: Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: EnglishPublisher: Small Beer PressCountry: USYear: 2007

Godspeaker (Series), (HarperCollins, Australia, 2007)

Work Information

Title: Godspeaker (Series)
Works in Series
  • Series Work Title: Empress of MijakPublisher: Voyager / HarperCollinsYear Published: Country Published: Australia
  • Series Work Title: The Riven KingdomPublisher: HarperVoyager / HarperCollinsYear Published: Country Published: Australia
Author: Work Type: SeriesOriginal Language: EnglishPublisher: HarperCollinsCountry: AustraliaYear: 2007

The Shadow Speaker, (Jump At The Sun, US, 2007)

Work Information

Title: The Shadow SpeakerAuthor: Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: EnglishPublisher: Jump At The SunCountry: USYear: 2007

Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing, Delia Sherman, Theodora Goss (eds.) (Small Beer Press, US, 2007)

Work Information

Title: Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial WritingEditors: Delia Sherman, Theodora GossWork Type: CollectionOriginal Language: EnglishPublisher: Small Beer PressCountry: USYear: 2007

Glasshouse, (Ace Books, UK, 2007)

Work Information

Title: GlasshouseAuthor: Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: EnglishPublisher: Ace BooksCountry: UKYear: 2007

The Margarets, (Eos / HarperCollins, US, 2007)

Work Information

Title: The MargaretsAuthor: Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: EnglishPublisher: Eos / HarperCollinsCountry: USYear: 2007

Y: The Last Man, , (Vertigo Comics, US, 2002-08)

Available in 60 issues or 10 volumes, 2002-2008

Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog, Flora Fyrdraaca Book 1, (Harcourt, US, 2007)

Work Information

Title: Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red DogSeries: Flora FyrdraacaSeries Number: 1Author: Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: EnglishPublisher: HarcourtCountry: USYear: 2007

Jurors

  • Gwenda Bond (chair)
  • Charlie Jane Anders
  • Meghan McCarron
  • Geoff Ryman
  • Sheree Renee Thomas