This Award Season and “Grandmother-Nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds”

I am thrilled and honored to see my Birdverse novelette “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies) on many awards and reading lists this award season.

It has been included in:

SFWA award reading list
Tangent Online 2015 Recommended reading list (three stars!)
Tiptree Award recommendations
Beneath Ceaseless Skies award recommendations, Best Novelette
Nerds of a Feather Hugo Award Longlist

And various fine people’s 2015 lists:
Fran Wilde’s award recommendations
Gwendolyn Clare’s award recommendations
Forestofglory’s Favorite Short Fiction of 2015
Ada Hoffmann’s 2015 list
I think I am missing some lists, so I will be adding them as I see them.

What readers say:

“…a world in which it seems natural that old women should be the guardians of secret romance and rebellion” — C.L. Kagmi

“a beautiful story…” – Kate Elliott

“It’s soaked in sensory detail, transporting the reader to the world of the tale. Overall, it’s lovely on many levels” (A.C. Wise)

“It’s an incredibly complex story, but it reads with an effortless grace” – Charles Payseur at Nerds of a Feather

“It resonated a lot with me from the perspective of gender and societal expectations, but also that of the complexities of family: disappointment and love and misunderstanding.” (Paige Kimble)

If you are voting or recommending for awards this season, I hope you give this story a try!

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Rose Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Their work has appeared in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues, and has been a finalist for the Nebula, Tiptree, Elgin, Rhysling, and Crawford awards.

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