James Tiptree, Jr. Award records
Identifier: MSS 569 large
The James Tiptree, Jr. Award records contain short lists and long lists of recognized science fiction writing, photographs, programs, brochures, and fiction, including a prepublication proof of "Cannon's Orb" by L. Warren Douglas.
- 1991 - 1999
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.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Biographical / Historical
The James Tiptree, Jr. Award was founded in 1991 to honor Alice Sheldon (1915-1987), a pioneering woman science fiction writer who broke preconceptions of writing being inherently "male" or "female." (James Tiptree, Jr. was a pseudonym used by Sheldon in her writings.) It is an annual award given to a work of science fiction or fantasy published during the year which explores or expands gender roles. The Award was founded by Pat Murphy and Karen Joy Fowler and consists of a panel of five judges to discuss the gender-bending fiction published in the previous year. The annual prize is $1,000 and a chocolate typewriter, funded through bake sales, and is awarded at the world's only feminist science fiction convention, WISCON.
Arrangement is chronological.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Karen Joy Fowler in annual installments from 1997-1999.
Lydia Tang processed this collection in 2017.
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