2016 Tiptree Award Winner and Honor/Long List

A Room of One's Own is proud to support the work of the James Tiptree Jr. Award council and jury! The 2016 Tiptree winner is When the Moon Was Ours, by Anna-Marie McLemore. The jury's comments on the novel are:

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore is a fairytale about Samir, a transgender boy, and Miel, an orphan girl who grows roses from her wrists and is bullied as a result. In fact, there is a fairytale within the fairytale: the first chapter telling us the version of the story that mothers would tell children for years after — before also telling us what that story leaves out. Then the book takes us through all of it, step by step, exploring the heartache and frustration that being and loving differently generates. Beautifully, the novel never lets go of its unique magical realism framework. While the thoughts and emotions these characters share are incredibly familiar to anyone who is queer or trans or has loved someone who is trans, the imagery and particular scenarios the characters encounter are also completely bright and new. In the author’s note at the end of the book, Anna-Marie McLemore tells us that when she was a teenager she fell in love with a transgender boy who would grow into the man she married. This is their story, reimagined as legend.

Below you'll find links to all of the books that are available to us to order. Some of the items on the honor list are online only, so we recommend checking out the Tiptree website for the full list!

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When the Moon Was Ours Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250058669
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Published: Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - October 4th, 2016

Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781619760950
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Published: Aqueduct Press - May 1st, 2016

Borderline Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781481429788
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Published: Saga Press - March 1st, 2016

Will Do Magic for Small Change Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781619761018
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Published: Aqueduct Press - May 1st, 2016

Every Heart a Doorway Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765385505
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Published: Tor.com - April 5th, 2016

Too Like the Lightning: Book One of Terra Ignota Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765378019
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Published: Tor Books - January 24th, 2017

The Core of the Sun Cover Image
By Johanna Sinisalo, Lola Rogers (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124647
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - January 5th, 2016

Everfair Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765338051
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Published: Tor Books - September 6th, 2016

All the Birds in the Sky Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765379948
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Published: Tor Books - January 26th, 2016

The Waterdancer's World Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781619761094
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Published: Aqueduct Press - October 1st, 2016

Lily Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781590212684
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Published: Lethe Press - September 25th, 2016

King of the Worlds Cover Image
$24.50
ISBN: 9781634059084
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Published: Chin Music - May 10th, 2016

The Obelisk Gate Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316229265
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Published: Orbit - August 16th, 2016

An Accident of Stars: Book I of the Manifold Worlds Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780857665850
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Published: Angry Robot - August 2nd, 2016

Suddenly, Paris Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781442152632
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - April 19th, 2009

The Natural Way of Things Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609453626
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Published: Europa Editions - June 28th, 2016