Tag Archive: Jo Walton

Jul 31

Book Review: My Real Children by Jo Walton

What’s It About [The back cover blurb is long so I’m just cutting and pasting the last paragraph] Two lives, two worlds, two versions of modern history. Each with their loves and losses, their sorrows and triumphs. My Real Children is the tale of both of Patricia Cowan’s lives…and of how every life means the entire world. …

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Jul 09

The World Fantasy Award shortlist for Best Novel has been announced…

… and it includes the following five books. Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor (Tor Books) Robert Jackson Bennett, City of Stairs (Broadway Books/Jo Fletcher Books) David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks (Random House/Sceptre UK) Jeff VanderMeer, Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Originals) Jo Walton, My Real Children (Tor Books US/Corsair UK) …

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Jun 04

Book Review: The First Fifteen Live of Harry August by Claire North

What’s It About In 2013, Kate Atkinson published the very good, and critically acclaimed, Life After Life of which the sequel, A God in Ruins, has just been published.  Life After Life follows the many lives and deaths of Ursula Todd.  It was Groundhog Day, but where the character had no memory (other than a vague inkling) of their …

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Apr 05

And the winner of the Tiptree Award is…

… two books – Monica Byrne’s The Girl in the Road, which has already been nominated for a Kitschie, and Jo Walton’s My Real Children which I’ve heard much about and expect to see pop it’s head up in a couple of other awards (maybe a Locus nom?).  I’ve not read either, but expect reviews at some point in …

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Sep 09

Delayed Hugo Post

It’s a delayed post because frankly I don’t have much to say. For anyone who still has no idea who won, you can find the winners here. I was surprised to see Jo Walton walk away with Best Novel for Among Others. I genuinely expected GRRM, with his strong fanbase, to have his one in …

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Feb 02

Nominating the Hugos – Novels

Before I get started I’d like to mention how shit the Chicon 7 online nomination form is.  There’s no warning anywhere on the form that if you tab away from the screen – because you want to check the length of a story – when you return everything you’ve entered will have fucking vanished.  So, …

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