Jo Walton does a fantastic job creating a captivating world that's filled with characters who seem alive. Among Others by Jo Walton My rating: 5 of 5 stars I fell into this book almost instantly, and didn't really want to come to the surface - it ended far too soon (but a satisfying end though, very Susan Cooper). Search. Her favorite thing in the world is inter-library loan. Among Others by Jo Walton. (Ursula K. Le Guin Guardian) Possibly earning itself the Book of the Year title is Jo Walton's thought provoking Among Others, which stays with you for a long time after reading. With time and a little help from our friends. And now, some useful lists. Morwenna is very different from other girls. And then there’s the rare book, like Jo Walton’s Among Others, that’s both.” –Charlie Jane Anders. The 2012 Hugo Award ceremony has completed at Chicon 7, and Among Others by Jo Walton has been given the award for Best Novel. She doesn't like people and prefers the company of fairies and science fiction--both of which seem to be a rather exclusive, if not an esoteric, pursuit. Because this is after the end, this is all the Scouring of the Shire, this is figuring out how to live in the time that wasn’t supposed to happen after the glorious last stand. Among Others by Jo Walton available in Trade Paperback on Powells.com, also read synopsis and reviews. When Among Others by Jo Walton first came out and everyone was geeking out about it, I decided not to read it. From the Publisher. Highly recommended. The award-winning fantasy book Among Others draws on some of the experiences of Welsh-born novelist Jo Walton, but it is primarily a love letter to … Among Others is a story, not precisely of growing up, but of figuring out how one wants to fit into the world, and what spaces are available in the world for fitting into. Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. World Fantasy Award winner Walton (Tooth and Claw) spins an enchanting tale filled with libraries and magic through the pages of a young woman's diary. In Stock. I felt that I would be annoyed by the endless references to books she had read, and possibly put off by Mori, the main character, and her sneering at those she finds less intelligent. Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably 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 SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment. Skip navigation Sign in. He loves Among Others so much that he’s immediately rereading it, this time aloud to his wife. She doesn't like tea, orange juice, and certainly not champagne. Highly recommended. And Among Others by Jo Walton, officially published today, is such a book. Among Others is a funny, thoughtful, acute and absorbing story all the way through, but in the magic parts it is more than that. Jo Walton Mon May 21, 2012 1:31pm 23 comments Favorite This Please enjoy this excerpt from the now Nebula Award-winning Among Others , penned by … Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best NovelWinner … Only 1 left in stock. I wasn’t overwhelmed by magic or fairies or unicorns or wizards. Possibly earning itself the Book of the Year title is Jo Walton's thought provoking Among Others, which stays with you for a long time after reading. This review was originally published at Fantasy Literature on February 10th, 2011. Among Others is written in the form of the diary of fifteen-year-old Morwenna Phelps. My friend Carl first convinced me to read Among Others by Jo Walton with his blog review.. (I would not normally read a book by a known science fiction and fantasy writer!) In addition to writing SF and fantasy, she has also designed role-playing games and published poetry. Among Others calls to those who desire a wild, magical world in place of the one they have but eventually learn that their own lives are the greatest story of all.” — Bloomsbury Review “There are the books you want to give all your friends, and there are the books you wish you could go back and give your younger self. Watch Queue Queue. Among Others Summary. Not if we keep on trying, but if we keep on doing. Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. Among Others is a funny, thoughtful, acute and absorbing story all the way through, but in the magic parts it is more than that. Agent. Other authors: See the other authors section. Members: Reviews: Popularity: Average rating: Conversations / Mentions: 2,467: 220: 4,252 (3.97) 2 / 458: Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, 15-year old Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. Loading... Close. Jo Walton wrote Among Others as an epistolary, a novel written as a series of documents–in this case a diary. She also includes plenty of memories that help unravel the story behind the foreboding beginning of the novel. Among others by Jo Walton, unknown edition, Seeking refuge in fantasy novel worlds throughout a youth under the shadow of a dubiously sane half-brother who dabbled in magic, Mori Phelps is forced to confront her mother in a tragic battle and gains unwanted attention when she attempts to perform spells herself. Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman Mass Market Paperback CDN$9.89. Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably 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 SF, ... JO WALTON s novel Tooth and … It is not a geek coming of age story (and I could go on at some length at how many infuriating assumptions are buried in that summary I … Among Others by Jo Walton. Doctor Who had three nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form), and ended up taking home the award for the episode "The … The Man Who Bridged the Mist by Kij Johnson won for Best Novella, and The Paper Menagerie won for Best Short Story. And then there's the rare book, like Jo W alton's Among Others, that's both.” —io9.com “An utterly amazing and beautiful book.” —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick. I give Among Others by Jo Walton 4 and ½ twinkling stars. Jo Walton won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer on publication of her debut novel The King's Peace.She won the World Fantasy Award in 2004 for Tooth and Claw, and in 2012, the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Among Others.. Among Others by Jo Walton Morwenna likes to drink water. This item: Among Others: A Novel by Jo Walton Paperback CDN$23.55. To further explain why the book is so important to him, he compares the story to the friends he’s made in the Classic Science Fiction Book Club in his post “A Karass.” Among Others Audiobooks by Jo Walton. Here you will find information on my books, some short stories (and links to others), recipes, two plays, a large pile of poetry, and a blog. Among Others by Jo Walton There are some awful things in the world, it’s true, but there are also some great books. Jo Walton has accomplished more in Among Others than some writers could in a lifetime of publishing. But Among Others is, above all, a passionate reminder that we can, and do, rescue ourselves, if we just keep on doing. Morwenna writes of current events in her life. Among Others by Jo Walton – review Walton's fairy folk – ugly, uncivilised, unpredictable – as experienced by teenage narrator Mori, are superbly realised Borrowing that wonderful word, I think it’s fair to say that Among Others by Jo Walton is a novel for bibliotropes. - Guardian. Among Others is a fantasy novel centered on fifteen-year-old Welsh girl Morwenna. Among Others was an easy listen and I looked forward to hearing it everyday. Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Enjoy! She managed to build a world with wonderful characters, show how Morwenna grows and evolves over time, and flesh out an understandable system of magic, all while writing a love letter to books, libraries, and devoted librarians. She is quirky, precocious, rebellious and intelligent. Sold by Muhaki and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. I've been wandering around for a week reading Jo Walton's Among Others, trying to think of how I'd describe it once I finished, and now I've just finished and I'm still stumped. And then there’s the rare book, like Jo Walton’s Among Others, that’s both.” –Charlie Jane Anders. She has a nearly unhealthy love for science fiction novels. I would say that Among Others is a gentle version of fantasy. She deftly builds up the plot, but the book's climax felt rushed and flat - like the author didn't know how to end it. Among Others is a 2011 fantasy novel written by Welsh-Canadian writer Jo Walton, published originally by Tor Books.It is published in the UK by Corsair (Constable & Robinson).It won the 2012 Nebula Award for Best Novel, the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the British Fantasy Award, and was a nominee for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. This video is unavailable. Jo Walton is a Welsh-Canadian science fiction and fantasy author. It’s set in 1979 and 1980, not long after an accident that killed Morwenna’s twin sister Morganna and left her with a disabled leg. “There are the books you want to give to all your friends, and there are the books you wish you could go back and give your younger self. Among Others Audiobooks by Jo Walton. Like many novels that are a little hard to describe, Among Others is … Welcome to Jo Walton’s website. The novels of her Small Change sequence—Farthing, Ha'penny, and Half a Crown—have won acclaim ranging from national newspapers to the Romantic Times Critics' Choice Award. ― Jo Walton, quote from Among Others “Tolkien understood about the things that happen after the end. Jo Walton won the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 2012 for her novel Among Others.Before that, she won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and her novel Tooth and Claw won the World Fantasy Award in 2004. Mori and Yoda would have gotten on like a house on fire. 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