I’m off to the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in just a few minutes, but I needed to log on to congratulate the folks at VIZ for the selection of Ooku Volume 1 and Volume 2. as a winner of this year’s James Tiptree Jr. award.
This marks the first time a manga has ever won the Tiptree, which is a prestigious award (with cash prize!) for science fiction or fantasy that examines and expands our understanding of gender. I’ve been to a couple of Tiptree ceremonies at Wiscon and it’s quite a party. Congratulations to mangaka Fumi Yoshinaga, and to the hardworking editors who midwived the translation of her work! YAY