Most of the books and stories that Tiptree Award jurors read to pick a winner are nominated by authors and readers. We need your suggestions. If you’ve read a work of science fiction or fantasy that explores or expands our notions of gender, please tell us about it by filling out the recommendation form below. If you have more than one, just fill out the form again with a new recommendation and repeat the process until you’ve told us about them all.
Recommendations close on the 1st of December, 2018. Because recommendations are accepted from everyone, and haven’t been reviewed by the jury, we request that nominated creators not publicize their appearance on this list: if you win, or your work shows up on an honor list or long list, please publicize to your heart’s content!
The 2018 James Tiptree, Jr. Award will be given in 2019, location to be determined.
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The Recommended Works for the 2018 James Tiptree, Jr. Award
|Wanda Wright||The Fable of Eve Myth of Ages||Eve wants a new life and love and changes jobs and states to try to get it. The new job and town seem perfect and an incredible love seems real but this magical world needs Eve for survival.||2018-03-14 14:59:15|
|Marleen S. Barr||When Trump Changed: The Feminist Science Fiction Justice League Quashes the Orange Outrage Pussy Grabber||B Cubed Press||Award winning feminist science fiction scholar and writer Marleen S. Barr brings you The Feminist Science Fiction Justice League Quashes the Orange Outrage Pussy Grabber: Political Power Fantasy Fiction, a forthcoming book from B Cubed Press. This book, the world’s first single-authored satirical Trump-focused short story collection, is a guide to the Trump revenge fantasy galaxy. Barr turns to fiction to move beyond wishing for Trump’s impeachment. She subjects our President to close encounters with feminist extraterrestrials, alternative Hillary winning history, Godzilla-esque male metamorphosis, lock up in the Phantom Zone—and that’s on a good day. In the end, Barr transports Trump to a galaxy far far away from us. Those who recoil at pussy grabbing need to grab this laugh out loud funny groundbreaking feminist power fantasy. Liberals will rate it a ten. Will Trump call science fiction a fake book? Will he expect feminist extraterrestrials to characterize him as a very stable genius? Parody is powerful! The book will be available through B Cubed Press and can be ordered in advance through through their contact page:https://bcubedpress.com/contact/||2018-03-14 11:42:07|
|Dee Warrick||Me, Waiting For Me, Hoping For Something More||Shimmer Magazine||2018-02-27 00:34:08|
|Cynthea Masson||The Flaw in the Stone||ECW Press||Both books in this series explore notions of gender, sexuality, etc.||2018-02-18 18:55:11|
|Alexandra Seidel||L is for Luminous||Poise and Pen Publishing||2018-01-30 15:45:26|
|Alexandra Seidel||The Master of Hourglasses||Lackington's Magazine||2018-01-30 15:40:05|
|Alexandra PierceMimi Modal||Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler||Twelfth Planet Press||Luminescent Threads celebrates Octavia E. Butler, a pioneer of the Science Fiction genre who paved the way for future African American writers and other writers of colour.Original essays and letters sourced and curated for this collection explore Butler’s depiction of power relationships, her complex treatment of race and identity, and her impact on feminism and women in Science Fiction.||2018-01-23 10:48:55|
|Chad Stroup||Secrets of the Weird||Grey Matter Press||An unexpectedly raw and honest portrayal of a twenty-something trans woman as she navigates life in a fictional town called Sweetville (in what appears to be a semi-dystopian re-imagining of the early 90s) and crosses paths with punks, neo-Nazis, drag queens, spiritual cannibals, a mysterious cult of subhuman creatures, and more. The characterization of Trixie, the protagonist, is especially wonderful. Equally heartfelt, harrowing, and humorous, it's a very subversive, bizarre, and imaginative blend of dark fantasy and horror that is a bit difficult to pigeonhole, yet fits on the shelf well with queer authors such as Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, and William S. Burroughs.||2018-01-17 20:06:49|
|TS Porter||Rescues and the Rhyssa||Less Than Three Press||A lesbian scifi romance with a side order of aliens and humans all having complicated ideas of gender.||2018-01-17 18:51:45|
|Sarah Gailey||River of Teeth||Tor||2018-01-17 11:53:20|
|Nino Cipri||Which Super Little Dead Girl (TM) Are You? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!||Nightmare Magazine||2018-01-06 08:05:22|
|Samuel Delany||"The Hermit of Houston"||Fantasy & SF mag||2017-12-27 15:22:26|
|Tom Purdom||"Afloat Above a Floor of Stars"||Asimov's SF magazine, Nov/Dec 2017||2017-12-27 15:19:02|
|Costi Gurgu||RecipeArium||White Cat Publications||I completely agree with Robert J. Sawyer's opinion:"Costi Gurgu breaks through with Recipearium, a brilliant, haunting tale. Move over China Miéville — this is the new new weird, a fabulous book with a distinctive, compelling voice." — Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of FlashForward||2017-12-19 19:28:00|
|Julian K. Jarboe||The Heavy Things||SmokeLong Quarterly||2017-12-15 17:30:03|
|B R Sanders||The Adviser and the Diplomat||self published||patreon reward story, features two transgender charactersIiva’s place as the Bachelor King’s adviser has always been precarious: an elf at the right hand of a human king is a dangerous thing. But when someone even stranger than Iiva comes to the king’s court, the delicate balance Iiva depends on is thrown into chaos. Iiva must make a reckoning of not only the present and the future, but the past as well.||2017-12-07 16:58:41|
|Joamette GilAatmaja PandyaAnn XuArianne HokokiCoco CandelarioJainai "fydbac" JeffriesGabrielle RobinsonHannah LazarteJemma SalumeJuliette G.M.M. LopezMaria LlorensDevaki NeogiNaomi FranquizNatasha L. BarredoNivedita SekarVeronica AgarwalVexingly Yours||POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology||P&M Press||POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology collects fifteen original comics about queer witches of color as they master their abilities, discover their traditions, and navigate love as beings with incredible power.The witch is an icon of power. She represents transcendence, healing, insight, defiance, feminine monstrosity, and a sacred relationship to the self, the community, and the universe. From the euphoria of holding the stars in your grasp, to the sacrifices we make to reach them, POWER & MAGIC explores what it means to be a person of power in all its complexity.This comics anthology is 178 pages long, black and white, and features the work of 17 women, demigirls, and bigender creators of color. It's available in softcover form and DRM-free PDF form at the link provided.||2017-11-30 18:42:48|
|Petra Kuppers||The Wheelchair Ramp||Anomaly||2017-11-28 05:14:05|
|Keffy KehrliEdited by Keffy Kehrli||GlitterShip Year One||GlitterShip / Createspace||2017-11-24 17:10:11|
|Louise Erdrich||The Future Home of the Living God.||Harper||2017-11-20 14:46:07|
|Holly Goddard Jones||The Salt Line||G.P. Putnam's Sons||In the spirit of Station Eleven and California, award-winning novelist Holly Goddard Jones offers a literary spin on the dystopian genre with this gripping story of survival and humanity about a group of adrenaline junkies who jump "the Salt Line."||2017-11-17 07:58:29|
|Meg Howrey||The Wanderers||G.P. Putnam's Sons||A brilliantly inventive literary novel about three astronauts auditioning for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them — and their families — changed forever.||2017-11-17 07:57:11|
|Amanda Ure||Replicas||Galactic Association of Intelligent Life Earth LLC||Replicas is the story of Melissa Shipton, a woman born on 24th-century Earth. It recounts the events that motivate her to leave her home forever to settle on the remotest of eight human-habitable exoplanets. The novel explores a number of provocative topics including exoplanet colonies, artificial intelligence, the rights of androids, genetic engineering, and trans-sexuality. Issues of trans-sexuality and gender identity are another important focus of the novel and are explored with empathy and sensitivity, illustrating how people may deal with these subjects in the future.||2017-11-15 20:09:47|
|Otter Lieffe||Margins and Murmurations||Self-published||Written by a trans woman and sex worker, Margins and Murmurations puts transgender, sex work and femininity at the centre of its twisting, multi-layered narrative. In this sensitive exploration of exclusion, intimacy and control, Otter Lieffe calls us to renew our struggles against oppression and to proudly reclaim the margins that so many of us call home.||2017-11-10 08:41:00|
|Darcie Little Badger||The Famine King||Mythic Delirium||2017-11-09 11:51:10|
|Lev Mirov||The Desert, Blooming||Upper Rubber Boot Books||This short story was published in Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk & Eco-Speculation. Mirov explores and expands gender in this environmental story by seamlessly using no gendered pronouns.||2017-11-09 07:17:48|
|Yoon Ha Lee||Raven Stratagem||Solaris||2017-11-07 16:28:10|
|Debbie Urbanski||The Opposite Of Hero Is Me||Cicada Magazine http://cicadamag.com/||A story that questions the types of heroic tales a society is encouraged to tell and read. Narrated by an aromantic teen.||2017-11-03 08:19:07|