James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award

The idea for the James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award was originally proposed by Karen Joy Fowler and Pat Murphy at the 1991 Wiscon.

The award recognizes "gender-bending" SF or fantasy from the previous year, and honors the memory of SF writer James Tiptree, Jr. (1915-1987). Tiptree was the pen name used by psychologist Alice Bradley Sheldon when she was writing SF.

The first winner of the award was Gwyneth Jones for her novel, White Queen, in 1992.