Thursday, 17 April 2008

Tiptree Award announced: The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall

The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council announced that the winner of the 2007 Tiptree Award is:

The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall (published in the United States as Daughters of the North).

The 2007 Tiptree Award Honor List is:
  • "Dangerous Space" by Kelley Eskridge, in the author’s collection Dangerous Space (Aqueduct Press, 2007)
  • Water Logic by Laurie Marks (Small Beer Press, 2007)
  • Empress of Mijak and The Riven Kingdom by Karen Miller (HarperCollins, Australia, 2007)
  • The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu (Hyperion, 2007)
  • Interfictions, edited by Delia Sherman and Theodora Goss (Interstitial Arts Foundation/Small Beer Press, 2007)
  • Glasshouse by Charles Stross (Ace, 2006)
  • The Margarets by Sheri S. Tepper (Harper Collins 2007)
  • Y: The Last Man, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Pia Guerra (available in 60 issues or 10 volumes from DC/Vertigo Comics, 2002-2008)
  • Flora Segunda by Ysabeau Wilce (Harcourt, 2007)
more info from Gwenda Bond here and The Tiptree site here

Monday, 7 April 2008

Angela Carter. The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman

Agata Szczeszak-Brewer is currently teaching Angela Carter's 1972 novel The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman at Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men in Indiana, North America. There's an active blog here: where the students are discussing their reactions and insights to the book.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Utopian Studies Octavia Butler Special Issue

Call for papers: Octavia Butler.

A special issue of Utopian Studies will be dedicated to the work of Octavia Butler.

The editors are looking for:

'previously unpublished papers that address utopian and dystopian themes in any of Butler’s work. We welcome analyses from multiple disciplines and theoretical approaches. Comparative essays and reminiscences that engage the utopian and
dystopian themes in Butler’s work will also be considered.'

Deadline for completed papers, August 1, 2008.
Inquiries and papers to either Claire Curtis or Toby Widdicombe.