Charles Payseur has started the Sippy Awards, which he gives out in five categories. The first category is The “I’d Ship That” Sippy for Excellent Relationships in Short SFF, and my Birdverse novelette “Geometries of Belonging” won the Big Sip award in this category!
This story features a deeply complex relationship between Parét and his master, his lover, his partner. The two men are older, and it’s quite refreshing to see a mature relationship, one that has been through so much, complicated even further in this story about being broken and not broken, about being unwell and about living with it.
I love what Charles Payseur is doing with his reviews, and I am really pleased by this.
The Tangent Recommended Reading List is out, and both “Geometries of Belonging” and “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” are listed! “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” received a three star rating. I’m really happy to see this. I’m happy to see these two stories on both the Tiptree recommended list and the Tangent Recommended reading list.
“Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” is on the SFWA’s Nebula Reading List.
I’ll write more about this, but if you are nominating for the big awards in 2016 and are considering a Birdverse story, both of those are novelettes and potentially in competition with each other. I’d like you to consider “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” – not because one story is better than the other (they are very different, and both received recognition), but simply because I’d rather not split these votes.
Huge thanks, again, to everyone who read, commented, recommended, discussed, and is considering voting for these stories.