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‘Letters to Tiptree’ wins Locus Award

An anthology by Australian speculative-fiction publisher Twelfth Planet Press has won a 2016 Locus Award for science-fiction and fantasy, announced at a ceremony in Seattle, US, on 25 June.

Letters to Tiptree, which is edited by Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein, won the award for nonfiction. The book is a collection of letters written by local and international science-fiction and fantasy authors, editors and fans in celebration and recognition of feminist science-fiction writer Alice B Sheldon, who wrote under the pen name James Tiptree Jr.

The book was chosen from a shortlist of five and was one of 15 winners in categories that also included science-fiction novel, fantasy novel, YA, first novel and novella. To see all the winners, click here.

As previously reported by Books+PublishingLetters to Tiptree was also shortlisted for the 2016 British Science Fiction Association Awards and is a finalist in the British Fantasy Awards 2016.

The Locus Awards for science-fiction and fantasy are voted for by the readers of Locus Magazine and have been running for more than 40 years.

 

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