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Jo Walton

Autore di Un altro mondo

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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)

Comprende il nome: Jo Walton

Fonte dell'immagine: Jo Walton trying to cheer up a stone lion in Florence.


Opere di Jo Walton

Un altro mondo (2011) 2,921 copie
Farthing (2006) 1,580 copie
Tooth and Claw (2003) 1,505 copie
The Just City (2015) 1,030 copie
My Real Children (2014) 866 copie
Ha'penny (2007) 764 copie
Half a Crown (2008) 547 copie
The King's Peace (2000) 528 copie
The Philosopher Kings (2015) 441 copie
Lent (2019) 304 copie
Or What You Will (2020) 297 copie
The King's Name (2001) 292 copie
Lifelode (2009) 290 copie
Necessity (2016) 268 copie
Starlings (2018) 221 copie
The Prize in the Game (2002) 208 copie
Realms of Sorcery (2001) — Autore — 44 copie
Sleeper (2014) 27 copie
Poor Relations (2018) 25 copie
A Burden Shared (2017) 15 copie
The Rebirth of Pan (1997) 12 copie
What Would Sam Spade Do? (2006) 4 copie
Sibyls and Spaceships (2009) 4 copie
Parable Lost 3 copie
BSFA Awards 2020 (2021) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Tradition 2 copie
Los reyes filósofos (2023) 1 copia

Opere correlate

Il gioco dei Vor (1990) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni2,697 copie
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (2015) — Collaboratore — 263 copie
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology (2020) — Collaboratore — 212 copie
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Collaboratore — 180 copie
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (2002) — Collaboratore — 168 copie
Some of the Best from 2014 Edition (2015) — Collaboratore — 153 copie
Nevertheless She Persisted: Flash Fiction Project (2020) — Collaboratore — 150 copie
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four (2010) — Collaboratore — 126 copie
Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 (2013) — Collaboratore — 117 copie
Eclipse 4: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2011) — Collaboratore — 116 copie
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2010 Edition (2010) — Collaboratore — 94 copie
Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Non-Fiction (2018) — Collaboratore — 78 copie
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe (2007) — Collaboratore — 74 copie
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Collaboratore — 73 copie
Glorifying Terrorism, Manufacturing Contempt: An Anthology (2006) — Collaboratore — 69 copie
Letters to Tiptree (2015) — Collaboratore — 54 copie
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on (2013) — Collaboratore — 38 copie
80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin (2010) — Collaboratore — 37 copie
Uncanny Magazine Issue 18: September/October 2017 (2017) — Collaboratore — 17 copie
The Usual Path to Publication: 27 Stories About 27 Ways In (2016) — Collaboratore — 14 copie
Subterranean Magazine, Issue #4 (Spring 2006) (2006) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
The Moment of Change (2012) — Collaboratore — 10 copie
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 50 • July 2014 (2014) — Collaboratore — 10 copie
Mythic 2 (2006) — Collaboratore — 9 copie
The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 8: Re-Generating WisCon (2014) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Lone Star Stories 13 — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Abbreviated Epics (2014) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Focus 69 (2019) — Collaboratore — 1 copia


Informazioni generali



Jo Walton's Among Others in Science Fiction Fans (Agosto 2012)
Chat about... Among Others by Jo Walton in The SF&F Book Chat (Giugno 2012)
"Farthing" Group Discussion in Group Reads - Sci-Fi (Febbraio 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 altre recensioni | 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! 🐲😄… (altro)
VanessaCW | 93 altre recensioni | 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.… (altro)
caedocyon | 93 altre recensioni | 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 altre recensioni | Feb 8, 2024 |


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