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Jo Walton
Jo Walton has published twelve novels, three poetry collections, and an essay collection, with another novel due out in June 2016. She won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2002, the World Fantasy Award in 2004 for Tooth and Claw, and the Hugo and Nebula awards in 2012 for Among... show more

Jo Walton has published twelve novels, three poetry collections, and an essay collection, with another novel due out in June 2016. She won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2002, the World Fantasy Award in 2004 for Tooth and Claw, and the Hugo and Nebula awards in 2012 for Among Others. She comes from Wales but lives in Montreal where the food and books are much better. She writes science fiction and fantasy, reads a lot, talks about books, and eats great food. She plans to live to be ninety-nine and write a book every year.Her livejournal, with wordcount, poetry, recipes and occasional actual journalling, is at: http://papersky.livejournal.com She also blogs about old books at Tor.com: http://www.tor.com/Jo%20WaltonHer real grown up website with info about her books, stories, plays and poetry is at http://www.jowaltonbooks.comNovelsThe King's Peace (Tor 2000)The King's Name (Tor 2001)The Prize in the Game (Tor 2002)Tooth and Claw (Tor 2003, reprinted Orb 2009)Farthing (Tor 2006)Ha'Penny (Tor 2007)Half a Crown (Tor 2008)Lifelode (NESFA 2009)Among Others (Tor 2011)My Real Children (Tor 2014)The Just City (Tor 2015)The Philosopher Kings (Tor July 2015)Necessity (forthcoming Tor June 2016)Poetry CollectionsMuses and Lurkers (Rune Press 2001)Sibyls and Spaceships (NESFA 2009)The Helix and the Hard Road (Aqueduct 2013)Essay CollectionsWhat Makes This Book So Great (Tor 2014).An Informal History of the Hugos (Forthcoming, Tor 2016)AwardsCopper Cylinder Award (Among Others 2012)Hugo: (Among Others 2012)John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, 2002Kurd Lasswitz Award (for Among Others, 2014)Locus Award Best Non Fiction (for What Makes This Book So Great, 2015)Mythopoeic Award (for Lifelode, 2010)Nebula Award (for Among Others, 2012)Prometheus Award (for Ha'Penny) 2008Robert Holdstock Award (Among Others, 2012)Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award (for Farthing) 2007Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award (for Half a Crown) 2009Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award (for Among Others 2012)Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award (for My Real Children, 2015)Tiptree Award (for My Real Children 2015)World Fantasy Award (for Tooth and Claw) 2004Award NominationsAurora Award (My Real Children, 2015)Indie Lit Awards: (Among Others 2012)John W. Campbell Memorial (Farthing 2007)Lambda (SF with gay/lesbian issues) (Ha'Penny 2008)Locus (Farthing 2007, Among Others 2012)Mythopoeic (Among Others 2012)Nebula (Farthing 2007)Prometheus (Libertarian) (Half a Crown 2009)Quill (Farthing 2007)Rhysling (SF poetry) (2007: "Candlemass Poem", in Lone Star Stories, Feb 2006)Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice (Ha'Penny 2008)Seiun (Best work translated into Japanese) (Farthing, Ha'Penny, Half a Crown 2011, Among Others 2015)Sidewise (Alternate History) (Farthing 2007, Ha'Penny 2008, Half a Crown 2009)Sunburst (Canadian Literature of the Fantastic) (Half a Crown 2009, My Real Children 2015)Tiptree Honor (Lifelode 2010)World Fantasy Award (Among Others 2012, My Real Children 2015)
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Birth date: December 01, 1964
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markk
markk rated it 1 year ago
Jo Walton’s “Small Change” trilogy is a challenging one to classify. Her previous novels in the series, and , easily fit a number of genres – alternate history, murder mystery, suspense novel thriller – without entirely being defined by any one of them. This book, the final novel in her series, is...
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markk rated it 1 year ago
Jo Walton’s novel opens with a typical mystery – a murder at an English country house – in a most atypical world. It is one in which the British did not defeat the Nazis, but sued for peace on the even of the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Eight years after the “Farthing Peace”, the appeaser...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it 3 years ago
This is the third and apparently final book in the Thessaly series by Jo Walton. I enjoyed the entire series, although I did think this book was a little weaker than the previous two. When the book first began, I had the impression that the story would focus on something that seemed very interes...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it 3 years ago
The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton is the second book in the Thessaly series which began with The Just City. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the first book. This time, my expectations were much higher so I wasn’t as surprised by it, but I still enjoyed it a lot. The book started off with a...
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YouKneeK rated it 3 years ago
I don’t know if I’m going to be able to explain why I liked this book so much. I recently picked it up for free as part of Tor.com’s eBook of the Month Club. I believe they offered it in September. I only read the first couple sentences of the synopsis, and it didn’t sound particularly appealing ...
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