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Jo Walton

Autor(a) de Among Others

55+ Works 12,994 Membros 874 Críticas 50 Favorited

About the Author

Jo Walton won a Locus Award 2015 for science fiction and fantasy in the non-fiction category with his title What Makes This Book So Great. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Image credit: Jo Walton trying to cheer up a stone lion in Florence.


Obras por Jo Walton

Among Others (2011) 2,921 exemplares
Farthing (2006) 1,579 exemplares
Tooth and Claw (2003) 1,505 exemplares
The Just City (2015) 1,030 exemplares
My Real Children (2014) 866 exemplares
Ha'penny (2007) 764 exemplares
Half a Crown (2008) 547 exemplares
The King's Peace (2000) 526 exemplares
What Makes This Book So Great (2014) 468 exemplares
The Philosopher Kings (2015) 441 exemplares
Lent (2019) 304 exemplares
Or What You Will (2020) 297 exemplares
The King's Name (2001) 291 exemplares
Lifelode (2009) 290 exemplares
Necessity (2016) 268 exemplares
Starlings (2018) 221 exemplares
The Prize in the Game (2002) 208 exemplares
An Informal History of the Hugos (2018) 136 exemplares
Realms of Sorcery (2001) — Autor — 44 exemplares
Sleeper (2014) 27 exemplares
Poor Relations (2018) 25 exemplares
A Burden Shared (2017) 15 exemplares
The Rebirth of Pan (1997) 12 exemplares
The Helix and the Hard Road (2013) 6 exemplares
What Would Sam Spade Do? (2006) 4 exemplares
Three Twilight Tales 4 exemplares
Sibyls and Spaceships (2009) 4 exemplares
The panda coin [short fiction] (2011) 3 exemplares
What A Piece Of Work 3 exemplares
Unreliable Witness 3 exemplares
Parable Lost 3 exemplares
BSFA Awards 2020 (2021) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Tradition 2 exemplares
Remember The Allosaur 2 exemplares
Los reyes filósofos (2023) 1 exemplar
Muses and Lurkers 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Vor Game (1990) — Prefácio, algumas edições2,697 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection (2010) — Contribuidor — 284 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 263 exemplares
Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction (2009) — Contribuidor — 220 exemplares
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology (2020) — Contribuidor — 212 exemplares
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (2002) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Nevertheless She Persisted: Flash Fiction Project (2020) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four (2010) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
Eclipse 4: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2011) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2010 Edition (2010) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction (2018) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe (2007) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Glorifying Terrorism, Manufacturing Contempt: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Letters to Tiptree (2015) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin (2010) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 18: September/October 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The Usual Path to Publication: 27 Stories About 27 Ways In (2016) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Subterranean Magazine, Issue #4 (Spring 2006) (2006) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Moment of Change (2012) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 50 • July 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Mythic 2 (2006) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 8: Re-Generating WisCon (2014) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Lone Star Stories 13 — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Abbreviated Epics (2014) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Focus 69 (2019) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



Jo Walton's Among Others em Science Fiction Fans (Agosto 2012)
Chat about... Among Others by Jo Walton em The SF&F Book Chat (Junho 2012)
"Farthing" Group Discussion em Group Reads - Sci-Fi (Fevereiro 2009)


Found this on my e-reader (I must have got it free somewhere?) and remembered that I liked Jo Walton, so I might as well read it.

The premise is weird, but I promise it's interesting. In the notes, Walton says she was fifteen when she had an idea about time travelers setting up the Just City from Plato's Republic in Atlantis, but couldn't have pulled it off until now.

I wouldn't have been one of the people who prayed to Athene to live in the Just City, and I like Athene's (Walton's) explanation: the difference between times where we believe in attaining perfection and the times where we believe in progress. I was torn about whether to shelve this as queer; there are lots of side-mentions of bi- and homosexuality, but not any of the main characters and not as a central concern. (SO MANY HISTORICAL LESBIANS THO. IF THERE IS NO FANFIC I WILL BE DISAPPOINTED IN THE INTERNET.) The gender binary is strong in this one.

Apollo decides he needs to live as a human for a lifetime to understand equal significance and volition, and sexism and slavery are two of the foundational cracks with which the city struggles most profoundly. I might have more thoughts about this later, but Walton's treatment of both was good.

Klio's supposed to be from our near future, but she reads more like a 70s or 80s feminist. Does she not quite grok rape culture, or is she purposely giving a less-enlightened response to a date rape that takes place in the book because they're surrounded by a bunch of powerful dudes from the middle ages and antiquity and she's just being practical? (Ugh, what a time for a philosopher to choose practicality.) Both make her look bad, but her response makes more sense from a pre-2000s feminist.
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caedocyon | 75 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
A comedy of manners where Jane Austen meets dragons in this unusual book. It’s really quite bonkers! The dragons wear hats for certain occasions which, as I understand it, symbolise how wealthy they are. To me, at first, it read like a young adult novel but as I progressed, I began to enjoy it more. It did make me giggle at times and the images of dragons in hats which kept appearing in my mind’s eye were quite hilarious. I’m not sure whether I was supposed to find them funny but I did. Despite that, there is a good plot and a variety of characters to keep the reader engaged. All in all not a bad book but probably not my genre! I’ve given myself a Brownie point for reading it! 🐲😄… (mais)
VanessaCW | 93 outras críticas | Feb 17, 2024 |
Absolutely fucking delightful! Jane Austen comedy of manners but where all the characters are dragons; absolutely masterpiece of the fucking around with alien cultures jawn that I love deeply.

The plot starts with a dispute over who gets to eat the recently deceased father's body, and ends in a hilarious courtroom drama that I would love to see adapted for screen, but that doesn't give much away at all: there's lots more plot and some great characters, including radicals and activists of many stipes.… (mais)
caedocyon | 93 outras críticas | Feb 13, 2024 |
Fine Walton, if not quite My Real Children, Among Others, The Just City, or Farthing. Its an inversion on the character in a book who escapes or wants to escape into the real world. Here, a character -- or more accurately, the stem cell of many characters -- wants to bring the author into her fictional world. The author shares enough properties with Walton -- living in Montreal, writing SF and other experiments -- to feel real but differs enough to not feel like an autobiographical sketch. There's tale within the tale, a sequel of sorts to Twelfth Night (whose subtitle is "Or what you will") and The Tempest. But much of the book is an opportunity for Walton to ramble on about her love of Florence, especially the food, art, and architecture. In this, it is a classic novel, a la the Hunchback of Notre Dame, feeling free to discourse on whatever the author likes.

Recommended, but more for Walton fans. Read one or more of the books listed above first.
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ChrisRiesbeck | 15 outras críticas | Feb 8, 2024 |



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