25 Years of Moving the Conversation Forward: Cooking the Books with the Tiptree Motherboard


Twenty-five years ago (February of 1991, to be exact) at Wiscon, award-winning SF author Pat Murphy set out to recognize and celebrate works that explored and expanded the understanding of gender roles. The James Tiptree Jr. Literary Award was born. Today, three members of the Tiptree Motherboard join Cooking the Books to talk about lists, awards, bake sales, space
babes, jam, and James Tiptree Jr.  Come for the history, stay for the food puns!

If you can’t change the world with chocolate chip cookies, how can you change the world? ~ Pat Murphy

The ingredients for podcast #22 ~ 25 Years of Moving the Conversation Forward: Cooking the Books with the Tiptree Motherboard ~ include:

  • bake sales by the dozens
  • chocolate chip cookies
  • jam
  • several cookbooks and the puns they rode in on
  • temporary tattoos
  • one self-rescuing spacebabe

With thanks as always to the wonderful John DeNardo, Paul Weimer, and everyone at SFSignal for shipping the chocolate chips up to the kitchen …

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Podcast #022: 25 Years of Moving the Conversation Forward: Cooking the Books with the Tiptree Motherboard

And as promised in the podcast, here is:

Space Babe’s Blueberry Crumble

  • 4-6 c. blueberries
  • 3T Sugar
  • 2T Flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 T sugar
  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix all but blueberries into a buttered glass casserole.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar. Top with mixture from the bowl. Bake until fruit bubbles and top browns. 15-25 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or in a bowl with milk.


Plus a PDF of Ursula’s Cream of Food Soup

Many thanks to Mary Robinette Kowal for her guest question!

Ellen Klagesellen-klages1-300x293 writes science fiction, fantasy, and fiction about science. She is the author of The Green Glass Sea; White Sands, Red Menace; and Portable Childhoods, as well as many short stories. She has won the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, the California Book Award, the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, the Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children’s Literature, and the New Mexico State Book Award. She was the incomparably funny and popular auctioneer for the Tiptree auction until 2013. Her house is full of odd, old toys.

Jeanne Gomolljeanne-gomoll-213x300 is a graphic designer with over 20 years of experience in the field. Until 2014, she was a key organizer and planner for WisCon for decades, including designing WisCon’s publications. A lifelong science fiction fan, Jeanne was a guest of honor at WisCon in 2000, and at the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention in London. She most recently designed and publishedThe Tiptree Quilt Story.

debbie-notkin-300x225Debbie Notkin (Motherboard Chair) has been involved with the Tiptree Award since its inception, as the chair of the first panel of judges. When not doing Tiptree-related things, she has a day job as a contracts manager for a large nonfiction publishing company. She co-edited 80! Memories and Reflections on Ursula LeGuin with Karen Joy Fowler, and she wrote the text for Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes and Familiar Men: A Book of Nudes, both of which showcase Laurie Toby Edison‘s photography.

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