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Tiptree Honours!

Once again, Flora has won a Tiptree Honour--this time for FLORA'S DARE.

And once again, I'm ticked shocking pink. The Tiptree is an award close to my heart. Not only is it funded via baked goods (yum), and the award comes with a tiara (woo!) but it's for books that deal with gender, and those who know me know that the study of gender is close to my heart and a topic to which I tend to blather on about at great tedium. I have lot alot about gender construction in Califa and written accordingly, and think of the Flora books as really being about gender (not Califian gender expectations, but our own gender expectations), but hardly anyone seems to have noticed--other than the Tiptree panel.

I suppose it's good to fly under the radar on a topic that can turn people off quite easily but still, sometimes one likes one's (hopefully) subtlety to be recognized, and hence, my delight in the Tiptree Honour. One day I hope to be delighted in being more than just honoured...! Gives me a reason to write to...

Yr. obt. svt.,

Y.S. Wilce



( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 30th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
Will you be at wiscon this year?
Apr. 30th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
Alas, probably not.
Apr. 30th, 2009 10:29 am (UTC)
Apr. 30th, 2009 11:52 am (UTC)
Congratulations! The book deserves all the honors (and awards) it can garner. As do you!
Apr. 30th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
I noticed. It's one of the things I love about those books.
Apr. 30th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! (I think the subtle gender themes are part of why I love the books so much.)
Apr. 30th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
many thanks!
May. 1st, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
May. 31st, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
Congratulations for the well-deserved honor!

Note to all: I have made a Wikipedia entry for Ysabeau S. Wilce, and it could use some attention from this community (correcting misinformation, fleshing-out the profile, etc).
Oct. 3rd, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
Gender Construction
I find it surprising that this is overlooked in Flora. I just found your books (and read them!) and was really impressed by the way you incorporated today's gender nonsense into your work. I had my 14 year old daughter read Flora 1 & 2 so I had someone to talk to about them!!! We are truly in love with these books, which says a lot. We are voracious readers, and I am slowly putting to paper my own imaginative ramblings...I agree that the fantasy genre is suffering, but you have improved things on a massive scale.
I am shocked and appalled that your books are not stocked in our local booksellers', and am launching a campaign to remedy that. My daughter & I are also spreading word about Flora to everyone we know!
Thank you for sharing your talent with the world!
Nov. 19th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
Re: Gender Construction
Thanks for your championship! One of the hardest things about being a writer is that once you throw your darling out into the world you can't really tell if anyone loves it as much as you do. So getting happy feedback is always wonderfully affirming! I'm glad you enjoyed the books so much--you and your daughter both--and noticed, but were not bothered by, some of my didactic tendencies! Good luck with your own work!
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