James Tiptree Jr. -voittaja 2011

Vuoden 2011 James Tiptree Jr. -palkinnon voitti Andrea Hairston kirjallaan Redwood and Wildfire (Aqueduct Press, 2011).

James Tiptree Jr. -palkinto myönnetään vuosittain fantasia- tai science fiction -teokselle, joka tutkii ja laajentaa sukupuolirooleja ja käsityksiämme niistä.

Raati perusteli Redwood and Wildfiren valintaa näin:

“This vivid and emotionally satisfying novel encompasses the life of Redwood, a hoodoo woman, as she migrates from rural Georgia to Chicago at the turn of the 20th century. While Redwood’s romance with Aidan Wildfire is central to the novel, female friendship is also a major theme, without deferring to the romance. Hairston incorporates romantic love into a constellation, rather than portraying it as a solo shining star. Her characters invoke a sky where it can shine; they live and love without losing themselves in cultural expectations, prejudices and stereotypes, all within a lovingly sketched historical frame.

Intersections of race, class, and gender encompass these characters’ entire lives. They struggle with external and internal forces around questions of gender roles, love, identity, and sexuality. This challenge drives how they move through the world and how it sees them. The characters in Redwood and Wildfire deftly negotiate freedom and integrity in a society where it’s difficult to hold true to these things.”

Honor list -kunniamaininnan saivat seuraavat teokset tai novellit:

  • Libba Bray: Beauty Queens
  • L. Timmel Duchamp: “The Nones of Quintilus” (kokoelmassa Never at Home)
  • Kameron Hurley: God’s War
  • Gwyneth Jones: The Universe of Things
  • Alice Sola Kim: “The Other Graces” (Asimov’s Science Fiction, heinäkuu 2010)
  • Sandra McDonald: “Seven Sexy Cowboy Robots” (Strange Horizons, 2010.10.04)
  • Maureen F. McHugh: “After the Apocalypse” (kokoelmassa After the Apocalypse)
  • Delia Sherman: The Freedom Maze
  • Kim Westwood: The Courier’s New Bicycle


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