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Walton, Jo

Overview
Works: 69 works in 380 publications in 13 languages and 11,655 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Science fiction  Bildungsromans  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Paranormal fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PR6073.A448, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jo Walton
 
Most widely held works by Jo Walton
Among others by Jo Walton( Book )

56 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. As a child growing up in Wales, she played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins. But her mind found freedom and promise in the science fiction novels that were her closests companions. Then her mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, and Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle that left her crippled--and her twin sister dead
My real children by Jo Walton( Book )

27 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. "Confused today," read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know-what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she remembers things that don't seem possible. She remembers marrying Mark and having four children. And she remembers not marrying Mark and raising three children with Bee instead. She remembers the bomb that killed President Kennedy in 1963, and she remembers Kennedy in 1964, declining to run again after the nuclear exchange that took out Miami and Kiev. Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War, those were solid things. But after that, did she marry Mark or not? Did her friends all call her Trish, or Pat? Had she been a housewife who escaped a terrible marriage after her children were grown, or a successful travel writer with homes in Britain and Italy? And the moon outside her window: does it host a benign research station, or a command post bristling with nuclear missiles?
Farthing by Jo Walton( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an alternate reality in which a group of English nobles overthrew Winston Churchill and made peace with Adolf Hitler in 1941, a murder is committed at the home of Lord and Lady Eversley, and suspicion falls on David Kahn, the Jewish husband of Lucy Eversley
The just city by Jo Walton( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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.--Provided by publisher
Ha'penny by Jo Walton( Book )

41 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to Farthing, Inspector Carmichael has just come off the Farthing case and has been assigned to a bombing which killed leading actress Lauria Gilmore. Meanwhile Viola Lark has been chosen to act Hamlet in a gender-switching production of the play following Gilmore's untimely death and is drawn into a plot to kill Hitler at the opening night of the play, along with Prime Minister Mark Normanby, the lead figure in the increasingly fascistic government
The philosopher kings by Jo Walton( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From acclaimed, award-winning author Jo Walton: Philosopher Kings, a tale of gods and humans, and the surprising things they have to learn from one another. Twenty years have elapsed since the events of The Just City. The City, founded by the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, organized on the principles espoused in Plato's Republic and populated by people from all eras of human history, has now split into five cities, and low-level armed conflict between them is not unheard-of. The god Apollo, living (by his own choice) a human life as "Pythias" in the City, his true identity known only to a few, is now married and the father of several children. But a tragic loss causes him to become consumed with the desire for revenge. Being Apollo, he goes handling it in a seemingly rational and systematic way, but it's evident, particularly to his precocious daughter Arete, that he is unhinged with grief. Along with Arete and several of his sons, plus a boatload of other volunteers--including the now fantastically aged Marsilio Ficino, the great humanist of Renaissance Florence--Pythias/Apollo goes sailing into the mysterious Eastern Mediterranean of pre-antiquity to see what they can find--possibly the man who may have caused his great grief, possibly communities of the earliest people to call themselves "Greek." What Apollo, his daughter, and the rest of the expedition will discover ... will change everything."--
Tooth and claw by Jo Walton( Book )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of contention over love and money'among dragons Tooth and Claw Jo Walton burst onto the fantasy scene with The King's Peace, acclaimed by writers as diverse as Poul Anderson, Robin Hobb, and Ken MacLeod. In 2002, she was voted the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Now Walton returns with a very different kind of fantasy story: the tale of a family dealing with the death of their father, of a son who goes to law for his inheritance, a son who agonizes over his father's deathbed confession, a daughter who falls in love, a daughter who becomes involved in the abolition movement, and a daughter sacrificing herself for her husband. Except that everyone in the story is a dragon, red in tooth and claw. Here is a world of politics and train stations, of churchmen and family retainers, of courtship and country houses ... in which, on the death of an elder, family members gather to eat the body of the deceased. In which society's high-and-mighty members avail themselves of the privilege of killing and eating the weaker children, which they do with ceremony and relish, growing stronger thereby. You have never read a novel like Tooth and Claw. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
Half a crown by Jo Walton( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this alternative history sequel to Ha'penny, two of the most unlikely persons in the realm will join forces to oppose the fascists: a debutante whose greatest worry until now has been where to find the right string of pearls, and the commander of Britain's distinctly British secret police, the Watch
What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As any reader of Jo Walton's Among Others might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books. In 2008, then-new science-fiction mega-site Tor.com asked Walton to blog regularly about her re-reading--about all kinds of older fantasy and SF, ranging from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. These posts have consistently been among the most popular features of Tor.com. Now this volumes presents a selection of the best of them, ranging from short essays to long reassessments of some of the field's most ambitious series. Among Walton's many subjects here are the Zones of Thought novels of Vernor Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by "mainstream"; the underappreciated SF adventures of C.J. Cherryh; the field's many approaches to time travel; the masterful science fiction of Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children; the early Hainish novels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein novel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely readable, engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers"--
Necessity by Jo Walton( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The conclusion to The Just City and The Philosopher Kings"--
The king's peace by Jo Walton( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Urdo of Caer Tanaga, struggles to bind together the squabbling nobles and petty princes into a unified force to drive out the barbaria invader ad restore the King's Peace. He will change Sulien's life, for she sees him as the greatest hope the country has and he sees her as the greates t warrior. Together they will fight and suffer for an age of the world, for the things that world always needs ad which never last
The king's name by Jo Walton( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The peace of the nation of Tir Tanagiri had been bitterly won. But after years of fighting against rival kingdoms and Jarnish invaders, the warrior Sulien ap Gwien and her lord, King Urdom, had finally won it, through great strength fo arms and greater strength of vision."--Jacket
Starlings by Jo Walton( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In her first collection, award-winning novelist Jo Walton delivers both subtle legends and reinvented realities. An ancient coin cyber-spies on lovers and thieves. The magic mirror sees all but can do nothing. A cloned savior solves a fanatically-inspired murder. Three Irish siblings thieve treasures with bad poetry and the aid of the Queen of Cats"--Back cover
The prize in the game by Jo Walton( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When four friends participate in a competition that leads to the death of a horse and enrages the Horse Goddess, the friends must evade the godess's curse and save their countries from destruction
The year's best science fiction & fantasy by Rich Horton( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of short fiction for the year 2010 featuring the work of such authors as Elizabeth Bear, Peter Watts, Rachel Swirsky, Steve Gould, and Jay Lake
Eclipse four : new science fiction and fantasy by Jonathan Strahan( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by such authors as Emma Bull, Jeffrey Ford, Michael Stanwick, and Jo Walton
Lifelode by Jo Walton( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Marakandan scholar travels to Applekirk in search of knowledge about the ancient Marisians and encounters a native who has returned to Applekirk to fulfill his destiny
Among others by Jo Walton( Recording )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. As a child growing up in Wales, she 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 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
Jian ya yu li zhao by Wo Dun( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleeper by Jo Walton( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History is a thing we make'in more senses than one. And from more directions. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
 
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Alternative Names
Jo Walton

Jo Walton auteur de romans policiers

Jo Walton awdur Ganadaidd a anwyd yng Nghymru

Jo Walton brytyjska pisarka science-fiction i fantasy

Jo Walton Canadees auteur

Jo Walton escritora británico-canadiense

Jo Walton walisisch-kanadische Fantasy- und Science-Fiction-Autorin

Walton, Jo 1964-

Джо Волтон валлійсько-канадська письменниця фентезі та фантастики, лауреат галузевих нагород

월튼, 조 1964-

ウォルトン, ジョー

ジョー・ウォルトン

舟·沃頓

Languages
English (237)

French (25)

German (14)

Japanese (10)

Spanish (10)

Chinese (5)

Italian (3)

Korean (3)

Dutch (3)

Polish (2)

Turkish (1)

Hungarian (1)

Czech (1)