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Australian anthology included in Tiptree Awards honour list

Australian YA anthology Kaleidoscope (ed by Alisa Krasnostein & Julia Rios, Twelfth Planet Press) has been included in the 2014 Tiptree Awards honour list, the annual prize that recognises works of speculative fiction that explore and expand notions of sex and gender.

The five-member judging panel commended the YA stories in the anthology for their diversity, and for ‘featuring queer or trans characters or gender issues’.

The panel also decided on the winners of the 2014 Tiptree Award, which were presented to The Girl in the Road (Monica Byrne, Blackfriars) and My Real Children (Jo Walton, Constable).

The US$1000 (A$1300) award is named for Alice B Sheldon, a mid-20th century science-fiction writer who wrote under the pseudonym James Tiptree Jr. The winners and honour list authors will be celebrated at WisCon, a feminist-oriented science-fiction convention, to be held in Madison, Wisconsin from 22-25 May.

Kaleidoscope was also the recipient of Best Collected Work at the 2015 Ditmar Awards.


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