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Jo Walton

Author of Among Others

55+ Works 13,110 Members 883 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.

Series

Works by Jo Walton

Among Others (2011) 2,951 copies
Farthing (2006) 1,584 copies
Tooth and Claw (2003) 1,514 copies
The Just City (2015) 1,042 copies
My Real Children (2014) 874 copies
Ha'penny (2007) 766 copies
Half a Crown (2008) 550 copies
The King's Peace (2000) 533 copies
The Philosopher Kings (2015) 445 copies
Lent (2019) 313 copies
Or What You Will (2020) 303 copies
The King's Name (2001) 294 copies
Lifelode (2009) 290 copies
Necessity (2016) 272 copies
Starlings (2018) 221 copies
The Prize in the Game (2002) 210 copies
Realms of Sorcery (2001) — Author — 44 copies
Sleeper (2014) 28 copies
Poor Relations (2018) 25 copies
A Burden Shared (2017) 15 copies
The Rebirth of Pan (1997) 12 copies
What Would Sam Spade Do? (2006) 4 copies
Sibyls and Spaceships (2009) 4 copies
Parable Lost 3 copies
BSFA Awards 2020 (2021) — Contributor — 2 copies
Tradition 2 copies
Los reyes filósofos (2023) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Vor Game (1990) — Foreword, some editions — 2,718 copies
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 267 copies
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology (2020) — Contributor — 222 copies
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contributor — 184 copies
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (2002) — Contributor — 170 copies
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (2015) — Contributor — 153 copies
Nevertheless She Persisted: Flash Fiction Project (2020) — Contributor — 152 copies
Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 (2013) — Contributor — 118 copies
Eclipse 4: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2011) — Contributor — 116 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2010 Edition (2010) — Contributor — 93 copies
Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction (2018) — Contributor — 79 copies
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe (2007) — Contributor — 75 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Contributor — 74 copies
Letters to Tiptree (2015) — Contributor — 54 copies
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contributor — 38 copies
80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin (2010) — Contributor — 37 copies
Uncanny Magazine Issue 18: September/October 2017 (2017) — Contributor — 17 copies
Subterranean Magazine, Issue #4 (Spring 2006) (2006) — Contributor — 12 copies
The Moment of Change (2012) — Contributor — 10 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 50 • July 2014 (2014) — Contributor — 10 copies
Mythic 2 (2006) — Contributor — 9 copies
The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 8: Re-Generating WisCon (2014) — Contributor — 7 copies
Lone Star Stories 13 — Contributor — 4 copies
Abbreviated Epics (2014) — Contributor — 2 copies
Focus 69 (2019) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Members

Discussions

Jo Walton's Among Others in Science Fiction Fans (August 2012)
Chat about... Among Others by Jo Walton in The SF&F Book Chat (June 2012)
"Farthing" Group Discussion in Group Reads - Sci-Fi (February 2009)

Reviews

GATEKEEPER: Welcome to Kyoto, ancestral home of the emperor of Japan.
KEVIN: Oh good, you speak Irish.
GATEKEEPER: Everybody speaks Irish, young man, that goes without saying.
 
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Jon_Hansen | 14 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
Book started great but bogged down in repetitive plot and similar characters.
 
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Abcdarian | 10 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
 
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Abcdarian | 251 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
An unexpected-yet-enjoyable parable of human predatory behavior, from the perspective of a draconic Bridgerton-esque society. Full of political intrigue, chivalry, and poignant portraits of what constitutes savagery versus chivalry, the rule (or misinterpretation) of law, patriarchal society and those who fall outside of that privilege (or cage, if you will). An overall engrossing read if you like series like The Wheel of TIme, Game of Thrones, even Redwall.
 
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Delameyo | 96 other reviews | May 4, 2024 |

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Ida Keogh Contributor
Sinjin Li Illustrator
Ruby Gloom Illustrator
Dilman Dia Contributor
Jo Lindsay Walton Contributor
Tobi Ogundiran Contributor
Eugen M. Bacon Contributor
Nani Walker Illustrator
Paul Kincaid Contributor
Fangorn Illustrator
Adam Roberts Contributor
Andrew Milner Contributor
kowaliktomasz Designer
Peter Gifford Cover designer
James Wallis Contributor
Iain Smedley Contributor
Ralph Horsley Cover artist
Ian Sturrock Contributor
Anthony Ragan Contributor
Alfred Nunez Contributor
Carol Johnson Contributor
s.BENeš Cover artist
Jamie Stafford-Hill Cover designer
Sharyn November Introduction
Nora Lachmann Translator
Raphael Cover artist
Hannes Riffel Translator
Kamil Vojnar Cover artist
Julie Bell Cover artist
Tristan Elwell Cover artist
Howard Grossman Cover designer
Florence Dolisi Translator
Irene Lamprakou Cover artist
Alison Larkin Narrator
Mary A. Wirth Designer
Chris Buzelli Cover artist
Stephan Martiniere Cover artist
Jean Pierre Targete Cover artist
Barb Jernigan Illustrator

Statistics

Works
55
Also by
32
Members
13,110
Popularity
#1,780
Rating
3.9
Reviews
883
ISBNs
186
Languages
10
Favorited
51

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