Carolyn Ives Gilman
Carolyn Ives Gilman (born 1954) is a historian and author of science fiction and fantasy. She has been nominated for the Nebula Award three times, and the Hugo Award twice. Her short fiction has been published in a number of magazines and publications, including Fantasy and Science Fiction, Interzone, Realms of Fantasy and Full Spectrum, along with a number of "year's best" anthologies. She is also the author of science fiction novels such as Halfway Human, which is noted for its "groundbreaking" exploration of gender.
Gilman currently lives in Washington, D.C. where she works as a historian at the National Museum of the American Indian, specializing in 18th- and early 19th-century North American history. She previously worked as a historian at the Missouri Historical Society.
Her first novel, Halfway Human, was a new entry into the genre of Gender Science Fiction, portraying a world in which humans have three genders: male, female, and neuter. It has been called "one of the most compelling explorations of gender and power in recent SF" and compared favorably to the work of Ursula K. Le Guin. The book placed 2nd in the 1999 Locus Award for Best First Novel, and was nominated for the Tiptree Award. Her work is known for vivid portrayals and deconstructions of the culture of the peoples in her stories.
Twenty Planets seriesEdit
- Halfway Human (New York: Avon Books, 1998)
- Arkfall (Rockville, Maryland: Phoenix Pick, 2010)
- The Ice Owl (Rockville, Maryland: Phoenix Pick, 2012)
- Dark Orbit (New York: Tor, 2015)
Isles of the Forsaken seriesEdit
- Isles of the Forsaken (Toronto, Ontario: ChiZine Publications, 2011)
- Ison of the Isles (Toronto, Ontario: ChiZine Publications, 2012)
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- Gilman, Carolyn Ives (2007). Aliens of the heart. Aqueduct Press.
- Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide (Smithsonian Books, 2003)
- "Award Bibliography: Carolyn Ives Gilman". Internet Speculative Fiction Database (ISFDB).
- "Carolyn Ives Gilman". Science Fiction Awards Database. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
- "Two Views on Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman" by Sandra Lindow and Michael Levy, The New York Review of Science Fiction, November 2015.
- "Becoming the Other" by Carolyn Ives Gilman, Locus Magazine, July 12, 2015.
- "Fighting for freedom in 'Ison of the Isles'" by J. Stephen Bolhafner, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 7, 2012.
- Locus Magazine, as quoted in Goodreads author page
- John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls, and Graham Sleight (eds.). "Gilman, Carolyn Ives". The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. Gollancz/SFE.