Returning again to the fertile ground of sex and identity, this third entry in a successful and controversial anthology series continues to celebrate thought-provoking and provocative fiction that explores and expands gender. Through their subversive, engaging stories, Tiptree Award-winning authors offer fascinating speculations on the ever-increasing mutability of our public and private selves. James Tiptree, Jr. was the pseudonym of Alice Bradley Sheldon, whose lasting contributions to the gender-bending genre are honored with this annual award, now in its 15th year. Previous winners of the Tiptree Award include Karen Joy Fowler, Ursula K. Le Guin, M. John Harrison, Kelly Link, Joe Haldeman, and Joanna Russ.
Introduction by Jeffrey D. Smith
“Dearth” by Aimee Bender
“The Future of Femail: Octavia Butler’s Mother Lode” by Dorothy Allison
“Knapsack Poems” by Eleanor Arnason
“The Girl Who Was Plugged In” by James Tiptree, Jr.
“Dear Alice Sheldon” by L. Timmel Duchamp
“Wooden Bride” by Margo Lanagan
“The Glass Bottle Trick” by Nalo Hopkinson
“Shame” by Pam Noles
“Liking What You See: A Documentary” by Ted Chaing
“Mountains Ways” by Ursula K. Le Guin
“Little Faces” by Vonda N. McIntyre