We're proud to share that Kim Curran's "A Woman Out of Time", from Irregularity, has been selected for the Honor List of the 2014 Tiptree Award!
The James Tiptree Jr. Award is presented annually to works of science fiction or fantasy that explore and expand gender roles. The award seeks out work that is thought-provoking, imaginative, and perhaps even infuriating. It is intended to reward those writers who are bold enough to contemplate shifts and changes in gender roles, a fundamental aspect of any society.
Each year, a panel of five jurors selects the Tiptree Award winners. The 2014 jurors were Darrah Chavey (chair), Elizabeth Bear, Joan Haran, Alaya Dawn Johnson, and Amy Thomson.
Kim's short story joins several others - including Nnedi Okorafor's Lagoon and Emmi Itäranta's The Memory of Water - on the list of Honors. The judges remarked:
"A Woman Out of Time": A fictionalized version of Joanna Russ’s classic How to Suppress Women's Writing, based on a true history (with very mild adjustments). Time travel paradoxes, complexity theory, and alien intervention are beautifully interwoven in this lyrical exploration of the gendering of scientific discovery. The story’s epigraph will tempt readers to explore what is known of the life and work of Emile Du Chatelet, a contemporary of Voltaire and the translator and commentator of Newton’s work, and to undo the disservice she has been done by history.
Congratulations to the winners, Monica Byrne's The Girl in the Road and Jo Walton's My Real Children, and the others on the Honor List and long list. All the works will be celebrated later this year at WisCon in Madison, Wisconsin. And, of course, a special congratulations to Kim!
Irregularity is available on Amazon, Amazon.co.uk and SpaceWitch. (And while we're congratulating Kim, it is worth noting that Delete - the final book in her much-praised Shifter trilogy - was published last week. You can find it here!)