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About The Just City:
Created as an experiment by the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, The Just City is a planned community, populated by over ten thousand children and a few hundred adult teachers from all eras of history, along with some handy robots from the far human future—all set down together on a Mediterranean island in the distant past. The student Simmea, born an Egyptian farmer's daughter sometime between 500 and 1000 A.D, is a brilliant child, eager for knowledge, ready to strive to be her best self. The teacher Maia was once Ethel, a young Victorian lady of much learning and few prospects, who prayed to Pallas Athene in an unguarded moment during a trip to Rome—and, in an instant, found herself in The Just City with grey-eyed Athene standing unmistakably before her. Meanwhile, Apollo—stunned by the realization that there are things mortals understand better than he does—has arranged to live a human life, and has come to the City as one of the children. He knows his true identity, and conceals it from his peers. For this lifetime, he is prone to all the troubles of being human. Then, a few years in, Sokrates arrives—the same Sokrates recorded by Plato himself—to ask all the troublesome questions you would expect. What happens next is a tale only the brilliant Jo Walton could tell.
About Jo Walton:
Jo Walton has published eleven novels, three poetry collections and an essay collection, with a twelfth novel and another essay collection due out later in 2015. 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. Her 2014 novel My Real Children won the American Librarians Association's RUSA award. She comes from Wales but lives in Montreal where the food and books are much better. She writes science fiction and fantasy in many different subgenres, reads a lot, talks about books, and eats great food. She plans to live to be ninety-nine and write a book every year. The Just City, a fantasy novel about gods, time travellers and robots setting up Plato's Republic, is her most recent novel.
About Ada Palmer:
Ada Palmer is an historian, a writer of science fiction and fantasy, and a composer. She teaches at the University of Chicago, focusing on the Renaissance and the relationship between ideas and intellectual change. Her book Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance was published by Harvard University Press in 2014, and her first novel Dogs of Peace, which begins a four book sequence, is coming out from Tor in 2015. Her Viking mythology music CD Sundown: Whispers of Ragnarok, has just been released.
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