The 1997 Otherwise Award was given to Candas Jane Dorsey and Kelly Link at Readercon 10, July 12, 1997, in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Art Prizes

Art Prize
Candas Jane Dorsey Hand-painted silk scarf, with images from Black Wine, by Ellen Klages
Art Prize
Kelly Link Snowglobe by Ellen Klages


Black Wine For Candas Jane Dorsey, to the tune of “Bottle of Wine”
Book of Black Wine
Fruit of my mind
Canadian, sexy and slender
Leave me alone
Let me go home
I’ll write a new book about gender

Sitting around Edmonton town
writing for nickels and dimes
Times have been tough
I ain’t had enough
To write me a book of Black Wine
(Repeat Refrain)
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! For Kelly Link,
Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Oh it doesn’t show signs of stopping
And I brought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

When we finally kiss goodnight
How I hate going out in the storm
But if you really hold me tight
All the way home, I’ll be warm

Oh the fire is slowly dying
And my dear we’re still good-bying
But as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow