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Can't resist it...

Tiptree award meme: bold if you've read it, italic if you've started, struck through if you hated it. (From cassiphone.)

2007 The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall
2006 The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente and Half Life by Shelley Jackson; with special recognition for Julie Phillips biography of James Tiptree, Jr., James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
2005: Air by Geoff Ryman
2004: Camouflage by Joe Haldeman and Not Before Sundown by Johanna Sinisalo
2003: Set This House In Order: A Romance Of Souls by Matt Ruff
2002: Light by M. John Harrison and "Stories for Men" by John Kessel
2001: The Kappa Child by Hiromi Goto
2000: Wild Life by Molly Gloss
1999: The Conqueror's Child by Suzy McKee Charnas
1998: "Congenital Agenesis of Gender Ideation" by Raphael Carter
1997: Black Wine by Candas Jane Dorsey and "Travels With The Snow Queen" by Kelly Link
1996: "Mountain Ways" by Ursula K. Le Guin, and The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
1995: Waking The Moon by Elizabeth Hand and The Memoirs Of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Theodore Roszak
1994: "The Matter of Seggri" by Ursula K. Le Guin and Larque on the Wing by Nancy Springer
1993: Ammonite by Nicola Griffith
1992: China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh
1991: A Woman of the Iron People by Eleanor Arnason, and White Queen by Gwyneth Jones

Retrospective Award: Motherlines and Walk to the End of the World by Suzy McKee Charnas; The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin; The Female Man and "When It Changed" by Joanna Russ

Not too bad, but capable of improvement.

Comments

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altariel
Jan. 27th, 2009 10:21 am (UTC)
I just read "Mountain Ways" and "The Matter of Seggri", which were wonderful and doubled my total... China Mountain Zhang was one of my favourite reads last year - very Le Guinish, actually, in the focus on small moments of interpersonal revelation. In the company of goats.
ladymoonray
Jan. 27th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
I'm pleased to find someone else who didn't like Light. Everyone seemed to love it that year. It made me feel rather alien.
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ladymoonray
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
Oh goody. I'm so glad it wasn't just me.
bookzombie
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC)
You are not alone! I just didn't get it at all (the words Emperor's New Clothes have passed through my mind...).
ladymoonray
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
I am so relieved it wasn't just me!
matgb
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
I bought it, and because I'd paid good cash for it, waded through it. It kinda made sense near the end, but I didn't ever really like it.

I stupidly borrowed Nova Swing from the library recently, first book I've given up on completely in a long time. So yeah, it's got a lot of good reviews, but several awful ones as well.
bookzombie
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
'Set This House in Order' is well-worth reading (though it is only arguably sf or fantasy - don't let that put you off).
inulro
Jan. 27th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
I had not previously heard of this award but just had a quick Google; sounds like a list I'd be interested in pursuing if I ever have time. Partly because most of that sounds quite interesting (My total: Left Hand of Darkness and The Female Man), but also because it's a list that doesn't go back 50 years adn present an impossible challenge.
yea_mon
Jan. 28th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty close to you - I've read LHoD and Camouflage though there is a chance I read the Suzy McKee Charnas 'retrospectives' in my youth - as they were everywhere.
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