Science Fiction Writers Bust Out Of Lambda Scifi Category

The Lambda Literary Awards' science fiction category sometimes comes in for derision (for example, for passing over Octavia Butler's awesome Fledgling in favor of a markedly inferior work a couple years ago.) But this year's Lambda winners, announced last night, do include some great SF writers in non-SF categories. Most notably, Ammonite and Slow River author Nicola Griffith won the memoir category for her gorgeously packaged And Now We Are Going To Have A Party. (Enlarge the image to see the cool box-set design.) And First Person Queer, co-edited by Lawrence Schimel, won the anthology category. The actual science fiction winner this year was a horror book, The Dust Of Wonderland by Lee Thomas. [SF Awards Watch]