The 2010 James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender has been given to Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, by Dubravka Ugresic. Included on the Honor List for works highly commended by the jury includes two novels by authors who have been guests of the BSFA London meetings in the past twelve months: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin, and Living With Ghosts by Kari Sperring, whilst January’s guest Frances Hardinge appears on the Long List for Gullstruck Island. With another of last year’s guests, Lauren Beukes, nominated for both the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Awards for Zoo City, and Tricia Sullivan, also nominated for both for Lightborn, appearing as BSFA guest at the 2011 BSFA/SFF AGM on 4th June, the BSFA London meetings are clearly the place to see up-and-coming sf/f authors.
I offer the BSFA’s congratulations to all those honoured by the Tiptree jury.