Multcolib My Librarian Rachael: Tiptree Award winners

The Drowning Girl
The Drowning Girl A Memoir By Kiernan, Caitlín R. (Book - 2012 ) FICTION KIERNAN 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Imp, a struggling schizophrenic, fights to determine whether or not the strange mythological creatures she meets are due to her condition or are from something else entirely.

Redwood and Wildfire
Redwood and Wildfire By Hairston, Andrea (Book - 2011 ) SF HAIRSTON 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Redwood, an African American woman, and Aidan, a Seminole Irish man, journey from Georgia to Chicago, from haunted swampland to a city of the future. They are gifted performers and hoodoo conjurors, struggling to call up the wondrous world they imagine, not just on stage and screen, but on city streets, in front parlors, in wounded hearts.

Filter House
Filter House Short Fiction By Shawl, Nisi (Book - 2008 ) SF SHAWL 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Booklist: "In these stories, characters tend to lack power in a traditional sense yet are strong and resourceful in worlds running a gamut from nearly contemporary to the strangest of futures. Beginning with At the Huts of Ajala, the story of a girl with two heads, and proceeding to Wallamelon, in which watermelon vines protect a neighborhood, magic is drawn from many sources."

Baba Yaga Laid An Egg
Baba Yaga Laid An Egg By Ugrešić, Dubravka (Book - 2009 ) FICTION UGRESIC 2009 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:This new imagining of the myth of Baba Yaga is an extraordinary meditation on femininity, aging, identity, secrets and love.

Cloud & Ashes
Cloud & Ashes Three Winter's Tales By Gilman, Greer Ilene (Book - 2009 ) FICTION GILMAN 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Stories centering on folk traditions, harvest rites, the seasons, gods, and trickster figures.

The Knife of Never Letting Go
The Knife of Never Letting Go By Ness, Patrick (Book - 2008 ) y NESS 2008 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 3 on 20 copies

Annotation:Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.

Half Life
Half Life A Novel By Jackson, Shelley (Book - 2006 ) FICTION JACKSON Available in some locations

Annotation:A disquieting first novel about a pair of conjoined twins who are deeply unhappy in each other's company. Nora, the dominant twin, is strong, funny, and deeply independent, thirsting for love and adventure. Blanche, by contrast, has been sleeping for nearly twenty years.

In the Night Garden
In the Night Garden By Valente, Catherynne M. (Book - 2006 ) FICTION VALENTE All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Inked on her eyelids, each twisting, tattooed tale is a piece in the puzzle of the girl's own hidden history.

Air (or, Have Not Have) By Ryman, Geoff (Book - 2004 ) SF RYMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:A new communications technology is sweeping the world and promises to connect everyone, everywhere without power lines, computers, or machines. This technology is Air. An initial testing of Air goes disastrously wrong and people are killed from the shock. Not to be stopped, Air is arriving.

Camouflage By Haldeman, Joe W. (Book - 2005 ) SF HALDEMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Two aliens have wandered Earth for centuries. The Changeling has survived by adapting the forms of many different organisms. The Chameleon destroys anything or anyone that threatens it. Now, a sunken relic that holds the key to their origins calls to them to take them home--but the Chameleon has decided there's only room for one.

Set This House in Order
Set This House in Order A Romance of Souls By Ruff, Matt (Book - 2004 ) FICTION RUFF 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:The soul of an abused boy is split into more than a hundred pieces, each with its own personality.

Light By Harrison, M. John (Book - 2007 ) SF HARRISON 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Booklist: "Sometimes space opera, sometimes a kind of noir fiction, Harrison's novel is a cleverly assembled contemplation of how choices make lives and of opening quantum mechanical doors on bizarre potential futures."

Wild Life
Wild Life A Novel By Gloss, Molly (Book - 2000 ) FICTION GLOSS All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 10 copies

Annotation:In the early 1900s free-thinking, cigar-smoking, trouser-wearing Charlotte Bridger Drummond encounters a band of mountain giants.

Ammonite By Griffith, Nicola (Book - 2002 ) SF GRIFFITH 2002 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Centuries ago a virus shattered the colony of Gershom's Planet (or 'Jeep'), killing the men and forever altering the few surviving women. Generations later the colony has lost touch with the rest of humanity, until a company arrives to exploit Jeep.

The Sparrow
The Sparrow By Russell, Mary Doria (Book - 2008 ) SF RUSSELL 2008 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Father Emilio Sandoz is a Jesuit linguist who is one of the first to visit the first planet found with intelligent life. His experience is a harrowing illustration at how deeply you can misunderstand words when they a from an experience that is alien.

China Mountain Zhang
China Mountain Zhang By McHugh, Maureen F. (Book - 1997 ) SF MCHUGH Available in some locations

Annotation:In a China-dominated future, a young gay man grows from being ashamed to being himself. A well-imagined world with excellent characters.

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