James Tiptree Award announced

Nike Sulway’s Rupetta has won the James Tiptree, Jr Award, an international literary prize for a science fiction or fantasy book that explores gender issues. The novel tells the story of Rupetta, an artificial intelligence created 400 years ago from cloth, leather, and metal, brought to life by the touch of her creator’s hand on her clockwork heart. The judges described the book as a “… deft blend of fantasy, science fiction, romance, and even gothic horror, this beautifully written story challenges the reader’s expectations about gender and of a gendering society.”

Rupetta was published in 2013 by Tartarus Press as a limited edition hardcover and as an eBook.



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