Flying Cups & Saucers: Gender Explorations in Science Fiction & Fantasy

Edited by Debbie Notkin and the Secret Feminist Cabal. Edgewood Press, 1998;, 2008

Ever wonder what happened to the rest of the tea party when the saucers went off into space? Here’s your chance to find out! What would it be like to go to a club where you could buy an injection of sexiness? To grow up in a world where you didn’t know what gender you would be until puberty — and the discovery could be painful? To find yourself and your secret pitted against the entire United States government?

The James Tiptree, Jr. Award has been recognizing science fiction and fantasy novels and stories that explore and expand gender for the past six years. Although the award itself is given to one or two works of fiction a year, each jury also produces a “short list“ of notable works that were considered for the award.

This first anthology contains almost all of the short fiction that has either won or been short-listed in the first five years of the award. Contributors include Ursula K. LeGuin (“The Matter of Seggri” and “Forgiveness Day”), Eleanor Arnason, L. Timmel Duchamp, Carol Emshwiller, Kelley Eskridge, Graham Joyce and Peter F. Hamilton, R. Garcia y Robertson, Delia Sherman, and more.

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