Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tiptee Awards recognize Hollow World in their long list as worthy of attention

Okay, so I'll admit I never got into this writing gig for critical acclaim, I just wanted to write books I wanted to read, and have been more than thrilled that so many others have felt similarly.  I do think Tachyon Publications (the publisher of Hollow World) was a bit disappointed that my Kickstarter followed by traditional release took the book out of the running for the fantasy awards, but I still have no regrets with how that book was released.

Anyway, the Tiptree Awards were recently announced and it was nice to get a nod from them.  Here is a list of books they felt were worthy of attention.

  • Corinne Duyvis, Otherbound (Amulet 2014)
  • Meg Elison, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (Sybaritic Press 2014) At the same time that the Tiptree winners were announced, this book won the Philip K. Dick Award.
  • L.S. Johnson, “Marigolds” (Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, edited by Rose Fox and Daniel José Older, Crossed Genres 2014)
  • Laura Lam, Shadowplay (Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry 2014)
  • Ken Liu, “Knotting Grass, Holding Ring” (Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, edited by Rose Fox and Daniel José Older, Crossed Genres 2014)
  • Sarah Pinsker, “No Lonely Seafarer” (Lightspeed Magazine, September 2014)
  • Michael J. Sullivan, Hollow World (Tachyon 2014)
  • Deborah Wheeler, Collaborators (Dragon Moon Press 2013)
  • Cat Winters, The Cure for Dreaming (Amulet 2014)
The winners for 2014 went to:

  • Monica Byrne’s The Girl in the Road
  • Jo Walton’s My Real Children 
The Tiptree honor list included:
  • Jennifer Marie Brissett's Elysium 
  • Seth Chambers', “In Her Eyes”
  • Kim Curran's “A Woman Out of Time” 
  • Emmi Itäranta's Memory of Water
  • Jacqueline Koyanagi's Ascension 
  • Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios for editing Kaleidoscope 
  • Pat MacEwen's “The Lightness of the Movement”
  • Nnedi Okorafor's Lagoon
  • Nghi Vo's “Neither Witch nor Fairy”
  • Aliya Whiteley's, The Beauty   
While inclusion on the long list means I'll be recognized Memorial Day weekend at WisCon, I won't be attending because I'm hard at work writing the Third Riyria Chronicles book.  My congratulations and hopes for a great time go out to all the other honorees.

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