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Startling, unusual, and irresistibly readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and science fiction, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.
As a child growing up in Wales, Morwenna played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins. But her mind found freedom in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions. When her half-mad mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle that left her crippled-and her twin sister dead.
Fleeing to a father whom she barely knew, Mori was sent to boarding school in England-a place all but devoid of true magic. There, she tempted fate by doing magic herself, in an attempt to find a circle of like-minded friends. But her magic also drew the attention of her mother, bringing about a reckoning that could no longer be put off….
Combining elements of autobiography with flights of imagination, this is a stunning new novel by an author whose genius has already been hailed by dozens of her peers.
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- Fiction is so overrated: Among Others by Jo Walton
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- Thoughts on Among Others by Jo Walton | Ellen Gregory
I recently read Jo Walton's Among Others, winner of the 2012 Nebula, Hugo and British Fantasy Awards for best novel. Since it's one of the few recent SF novels I've read of late, I thought I would share some of my thoughts.
- Review: Among Others, Jo Walton | Reading the End
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- Among Others by Jo Walton | Wake County Libraries "Book a Day ...
Like many men, I usually need a fair amount of action in a story to get me hooked and to really enjoy it. That's not to say that I don't appreciate character development and ideas, I do. But, that's why I've had a hard time trying to ...
- Neb's Stream o' Consciousness: Among Others, by Jo Walton
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- Among Others Blog Tour: Jo Walton on Inspirations & Influences
Today, we are delighted to be taking part in the Blog Tour for Jo Walton's Among Others, winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel and of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel and now out in paperback by Corsair.
- Book Review ? ?Among Others? by Jo Walton | scottweberwriter
This is your Spoiler warning. If this were an actual spoiler you would be whining by now and contemplating leaving a nasty anonymous comment. This is only a warning. Summary ? This book follows the exploits of a 15 year ...
- July 2013 ? ?Among Others? by Jo Walton | The Esoteric Bibliophilia ...
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- The SF Site Featured Review: Among Others
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Morwenna Phelps is a teenager girl who recently lost her twin sister and escaped her home in Wales. She goes with her lost father and is now going to a boarding school for girls in England. All of her life she has find refugee ...
- among others by jo walton | Gillian's Reviews
Another Sword & Laser pick. Mori Phelps is a Welsh teenager who loves reading sci-fi and fantasy and she also knows that magic is real. She moves in with her estranged father after her twin sister is killed in an accident.
- The SF Site Featured Review: Among Others
Jo Walton writes a regular series of reviews of old books, mostly SF and Fantasy, for the blog at Tor.com, and in the bio information after her reviews it says "She's published two poetry collections and nine novels, most recently Among Others, ...
- Among Others, by Jo Walton | almost falling
Below is a 'synopsis' review; for my full review, check out Retrospeculative · among-others-cover In Among Others it's unclear where the line between autobiography and fiction resides; but, at the very least, I assume fiction ...
- Disability Studies, Temple U.: Jo Walton, "Among Others"
I stopped and turned around. I could feel my cheeks burning. The bus station was full of people. "Nobody would pretend to be a cripple! Nobody would use a stick they didn't need! You should be ashamed of yourself for ...
- papersky: Polish Cover
That is a good cover. When I first saw it I thought "ooh, a new book from Jo Walton..." Reply; New comment. ashnistrike. August 7 2013, 01:56:26 UTC 3 weeks ago ... It is rather a pity, since "Among Others" wordplay works in Polish as well - " Miedzy innymi" - but Polish publishers are notoriously scared of ambiguous titles, Apparently they are afraid of confusing the buyers. It is the same with movies, BTW. OTOH, the cover is really good. We do make some great covers ...