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Jo Walton

Autor(a) de Among Others

55+ Works 13,072 Membros 878 Reviews 51 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)

Includes the name: Jo Walton

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


Obras de Jo Walton

Among Others (2011) 2,942 cópias
Farthing (2006) 1,582 cópias
Tooth and Claw (2003) 1,513 cópias
The Just City (2015) 1,035 cópias
My Real Children (2014) 872 cópias
Ha'penny (2007) 765 cópias
Half a Crown (2008) 549 cópias
The King's Peace (2000) 530 cópias
What Makes This Book So Great (2014) 473 cópias
The Philosopher Kings (2015) 444 cópias
Lent (2019) 308 cópias
Or What You Will (2020) 301 cópias
The King's Name (2001) 293 cópias
Lifelode (2009) 290 cópias
Necessity (2016) 271 cópias
Starlings (2018) 221 cópias
The Prize in the Game (2002) 210 cópias
Realms of Sorcery (2001) — Autor — 44 cópias
Sleeper (2014) 28 cópias
Poor Relations (2018) 25 cópias
A Burden Shared (2017) 15 cópias
The Rebirth of Pan (1997) 12 cópias
The Helix and the Hard Road (2013) 6 cópias
What Would Sam Spade Do? (2006) 4 cópias
Sibyls and Spaceships (2009) 4 cópias
Parable Lost 3 cópias
BSFA Awards 2020 (2021) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Tradition 2 cópias
Cendrillon at Sunrise 1 exemplar(es)
Those Who Favor Fire 1-3 1 exemplar(es)
Los reyes filósofos (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Muses and Lurkers 1 exemplar(es)
Out of It {short story} 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Vor Game (1990) — Prefácio, algumas edições2,707 cópias
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 267 cópias
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 216 cópias
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuinte — 182 cópias
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (2002) — Contribuinte — 170 cópias
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (2015) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
Nevertheless She Persisted: Flash Fiction Project (2020) — Contribuinte — 152 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four (2010) — Contribuinte — 127 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 (2013) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
Eclipse 4: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2011) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2010 Edition (2010) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction (2018) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe (2007) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Glorifying Terrorism, Manufacturing Contempt: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Letters to Tiptree (2015) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin (2010) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 18: September/October 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
The Usual Path to Publication: 27 Stories About 27 Ways In (2016) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Subterranean Magazine, Issue #4 (Spring 2006) (2006) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
The Moment of Change (2012) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 50 • July 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Mythic 2 (2006) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 8: Re-Generating WisCon (2014) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Lone Star Stories 13 — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Abbreviated Epics (2014) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Focus 69 (2019) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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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)


I picked this up because it was just awarded the 2012 Hugo award for best novel. It didn't really appeal to me, though I can tell it's well written.

But. If you're interested, do give it a look. The world Walton creates is complex, the characters are very human (and non-human), and it name-checks a host of classic SF and fantasy. I suppose it's just not my flavor right now.
daplz | outras 249 resenhas | Apr 7, 2024 |
In an alternate Great Britain in 1960 where the nation made peace with Germany in 1941 and Hitler is still living, the nation is preparing to host a peace conference with representatives from Germany and Japan. 18-year-old debutante Elvira Royston is preparing to be presented to the Queen, and her guardian, Peter Carmichael, has his hands full preparing for the peace conference as head of the Watch. Elvira and her friend Betsy accept an invitation to a fascist rally at Marble Arch. Everything starts to go wrong when a riot breaks out at the Rally and Elvira is swept up in the aftermath. Does Carmichael have enough political capital to protect her without exposing his clandestine activities?

This was a page-turner as tension built around Elvira and Carmichael. The resolution was a little too quick and easy and it left some threads hanging. I wish I could say that the alternate world that Walton created in this trilogy would never really exist, but in the current state of the world, it’s all too easy to imagine such a repressive social structure developing.
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cbl_tn | outras 39 resenhas | Mar 5, 2024 |
This was wonderful and I. want. more!
jazzbird61 | outras 95 resenhas | Feb 29, 2024 |
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 | outras 75 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |



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