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Nominees And Winners

he Lambda Literary Award is given each year by the Lambda Literary Foundation to selected books in numerous categories. In 1989, the award's first year, science fiction and mystery were combined into one category for gay men's books and one for lesbian works. Through 1993 science fiction and fantasy had their own category for gay men and for lesbians. Since 1994, science fiction and fantasy have had one category, combining both the gay men's and lesbian categories. Awards are presented for works from the previous year.

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2002 Gay & Lesbian Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
  •   Bending the Landscape: Horror. ed. Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel. Overlook.
  •   Gumshoe Gorilla. Keith Hartman. Meisha Merlin.
  •   Bound in Blood. David Thomas Lord. Kensington.
  •   Vampire Vow. Michael Schiefelbein. Alyson.
  •   Point of Dreams. Melissa Scott and Lisa Barnett. Tor.

WINNER: Point of Dreams

2001 Gay & Lesbian Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
  •   Angel Lust. Perry Brass. Belhue.
  •   Jumping Off The Planet. David Gerrold. Tor.
  •   Kirith Kirin. Jim Grimsley. Meisha Merlin.
  •   Merrick. Anne Rice. Knopf.
  •   Queer Fear. Michael Rowe, ed.. Arsenal Pulp.

WINNER: Kirith Kirin

2000 Gay & Lesbian Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   The Annunciate. Severna Park. Avon/EOS.
  •   The Gumshoe, The Witch and the Virtual Corpse. Keith Hartman. Meisha Merlin.
  •   Minions of the Moon. Richard Bowes. Tor
  •   Night Shade. Victoria Brownworth & Judith Redding, ed.. Seal.
  •   Through A Brazen Mirror. Delia Sherman. Circlet/Ultra Violet.

WINNER: Minions of the Moon

1999 Gay & Lesbian Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction. Nicola Griffith & Stephen Pagel, ed.. White Wolf.
  •   Desmond. Ulysses Dietz. Alyson.
  •   Falling to Earth. Elizabeth Brownrigg. Firebrand
  •   Galilee. Clive Barker. HarperCollins.
  •   Things Invisible to See. Lawrence Schimel, ed.. Circlet/Ultra Violet.

WINNER (tie): Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction
WINNER (tie): Galilee

1998 Gay & Lesbian Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   Bending the Landscape: Fantasy. Nicola Griffith & Stephen Pagel, ed.. White Wolf.
  •   Grave Passions. William Mann, ed.. Masquerade.
  •   The Harvest. Perry Brass. Belhue.
  •   Monsters in the Closet. Harry M. Benshoff. Manchester University.
  •   The Drag Queen of Elfland. Lawrence Schimel. Circlet Press.

WINNER:  Bending the Landscape: Fantasy

1997 Gay & Lesbian Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   Godmother Night. Rachel Pollack. St. Martin's.
  •   Sacrament. Clive Barker. Harper-Collins.
  •   Sons of Darkness. Michael Rowe & Thomas Roche (ed.). Cleis Press.
  •   Swords of the Rainbow. Eric Garber & Jewelle Gomez (ed.). Alyson.
  •   Women Who Run With Werewolves. Pam Keesey (ed.). Cleis Press.

WINNER:  Sacrament 

1996 Gay & Lesbian Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   Atlantis: Three Tales. Samuel Delany. Wesleyan University Press.
  •   Dark Angels. Pam Keesey, editor. Cleis Press.
  •   Dryland's End. Felice Picano. Richard Kasak.
  •   Shadow Man. Melissa Scott. TOR Books.
  •   Slow River. Nicola Griffith. Del Rey.

WINNER (tie): Shadow Man
WINNER (tie): Slow River

1995 Gay & Lesbian Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   The Furies. Suzy McKee Charnas. TOR Books.
  •   Metal Angel. Nancy Springer. ROC Fantasy.
  •   Storm Warning. Mercedes Lackey. DAW Books.
  •   Trouble And Her Friends. Melissa Scott. TOR Books.
  •   Warriors Of Isis. Jean Stewart. Rising Tide.

WINNER: Trouble And Her Friends

1994 Gay & Lesbian Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   Burning Bright. Melissa Scott. TOR Books.
  •   Drawing Blood. Poppy Brite. Delacorte Press.
  •   The Fifth Sacred Thing. Starhawk. Bantam.
  •   In The Garden Of Dead Cars. Sybil Claiborne. Cleis Press.
  •   The Unfinished. Jay Laws. Alyson Publications.

WINNER: The Fifth Sacred Thing

1993 Lesbian Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   Ammonite. Nicola Griffith. Del Rey.
  •   Dreamships. Melissa Scott. TOR Books.
  •   Return To Isis. Jean Stewart. Rising Tide.
  •   Running Fiercely Towards A High Thin Sound. Judith Katz. Firebrand.
  •   Speaking Dreams. Severna Park. Firebrand.

WINNER: Ammonite

1993 Gay Men's Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   China Mountain Zhang. Maureen F. McHugh. TOR Books.
  •   Crygender. Thomas T. Thomas. Baen Books.
  •   The Living One. Lewis Gannett. Random House.
  •   Lost Souls. Poppy Z. Brite. Abyss/Delacorte.
  •   Tale Of The Body Thief. Anne Rice. Knopf.

WINNER: China Mountain Zhang

1992 Lesbian Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   The Gilda Stories. Jewelle Gomez. Firebrand Books.
  •   Mega. B.L. Holmes. Mother Courage.
  •   Shadows Of Aggar. Chris Anne Wolfe. New Victoria Publishers.
  •   Stranded. Camarin Grae. Naiad Press.
  •   Zeta Base. Judith Alguire. Naiad Press.

WINNER: The Gilda Stories

1992 Gay Men's Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   The Dark Beyond The Stars. Frank M. Robinson. TOR Books.
  •   Embracing The Dark. Eric Garber, editor. Alyson Publications.
  •   Mirage. Perry Brass. Belhue Press.
  •   Steam. Jay B. Laws. Alyson Publications.
  •   Vampires Anonymous. Jeffrey N. McMahan. Alyson Publications.

WINNER: The Dark Beyond The Stars

1991 Lesbian Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   Doc And Fluff. Pat Califia. Alyson Publications.
  •   Gossamer Axe. Gael Baudino. ROC.
  •   Mighty Good Road. Melissa Scott. Baen Books.
  •   Priorities. Lynda Lyons. Naiad Press.
  •   Slick. Camarin Grae. Naiad Press.

WINNER: Gossamer Axe

1991 Gay Men's Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   Alternate Casts. Marsh Cassady. Banned Books.
  •   Enchantments Of Flesh And Spirit. Storm Constantine. TOR Books.
  •   The Gift. Scott Edelman. Space and Time.
  •   Magic's Price. Mercedes Lackey. DAW Books.
  •   Secret Matter. Toby Johnson. Lavender Press.

WINNER (tie): Magic's Price
WINNER (tie): Secret Matter

1990 Lesbian Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   Clicking Stones. Nancy Tyler Glenn. Naiad Press.
  •   In The Blood. Lauren Wright Douglas. Naiad Press.
  •   Memories And Visions. Susanna Sturgis, ed.. Crossing Press.
  •   Sue Slate: Private Eye. Lee Lynch. Naiad Press.
  •   What Did Miss Darrington See. Jessica A. Salmonson, ed.. Feminist Press.

WINNER: What Did Miss Darrington See

1990 Gay Men's Science Fiction & Fantasy
  •   Gentle Warriors. Geoff Mains. Knights Press.
  •   Key West, 2720 AD. William K. Eakins. Knights Press.
  •   Magic's Pawn. Mercedes Lackey. Daw Books.
  •   Somewhere In The Night. Jeffrey N. McMahan, ed.. Alyson Publications.
  •   Walking Water/After All This. Thom Nickels. Banned Books.

WINNER: Somewhere In The Night

1989 Lesbian Mystery/Science Fiction
  •   The Crystal Curtain. Sandy Bayer. Alyson Publications.
  •   Heavy Gilt. Dolores Klaich. Naiad Press.
  •   Lessons In Murder. Claire McNab. Naiad Press.
  •   Mundane's World. Judy Grahn. Crossing Press.
  •   Skiptrace. Antoinette Azolakov. Banned Books.

WINNER: Skiptrace

1989 Gay Men's Mystery/Science Fiction
  •   Death Takes The Stage. Donald Ward. St. Martin's Press.
  •   Goldenboy. Michael Nava. Alyson Publications.
  •   Obedience. Joseph Hansen. Mysterious Press.
  •   Unicorn Mountain. Michael Bishop. William Morrow.
  •   Who's Next. George Baxt. International Polygonics.

WINNER: Goldenboy

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