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Jo Walton - An Informal History of the Hugos
Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, _An Informal History of the Hugos_ is a book about the renowned science fiction award for the many who enjoyed Jo Walton's previous collection of writing from Tor.com, the Locus Award-winning _What Makes This Book So Great_. The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science-fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society, have been presented since 1953. They are widely considered the most prestigious awards in science fiction. Between 2010 and 2013, Jo Walton wrote a series of posts for Tor.com, surveying the Hugo finalists and winners from the award's inception up to the year 2000. Her contention was that each year's full set of finalists generally tells a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at that time. Walton's cheerfully opinionated and vastly well-informed posts provoked valuable conversation among the field's historians. Now these posts, lightly revised, have been gathered into this book, along with a small selection of the comments posted by SF luminaries such as Rich Horton, Gardner Dozois, and David G. Hartwell. "A remarkable guided tour through the field―a kind of nonfiction companion to Among Others. It's very good. It's great."―New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, _Boing Boing on What Makes This Book So Great_
Jo Walton - Ha'penny
Before Jo Walton won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for her stunning Among Others, she published a trilogy set in a dark alternate postwar England that had negotiated “Peace with Honor” with Nazi Germany in 1941. These novels—Farthing, Ha’penny, and Half a Crown—are connected by common threads, but can be read in any order. In Ha’penny, England has completed its slide into fascist dicatorship. The last hopes of democracy seem extinguished. Then a bomb explodes in a London suburb. The brilliant but compromised Inspector Carmichael of Scotland Yard is assigned the case. What he finds leads him to a conspiracy of peers and communists—of staunch King-and-Country patriots and hardened IRA gunmen—to murder the Prime Minister and his ally, Adolf Hitler. Against a background of domestic espionage and suppression, a band of idealists blackmails an actress who holds the key to the Fuhrer's death. From the ha'penny seats in the theatre to the ha'pennys that cover dead men's eyes, the conspiracy and the investigation swirl inexorably to a stunning conclusion.
Jo Walton - Half a Crown
Following the award-winning Farthing and its sequel Ha'penny, Half a Crown is an amazing alternate-world noir tale of resistance to encroaching fascism, from the author of Among Others. In 1941 the European war ended in the Farthing Peace, a rapprochement between Britain and Nazi Germany. The balls and banquets of Britain's upper class never faltered, while British ships ferried "undesirables" across the Channel to board the cattle cars headed east. Peter Carmichael is commander of the Watch, Britain's distinctly British secret police. It's his job to warn the Prime Minister of treason, to arrest plotters, to discover Jews. The midnight knock of a Watchman is the most dreaded sound in the realm. Now, in 1960, a global peace conference is convening in London, where Britain, Germany, and Japan will oversee the final partition of the world. Hitler is once again on British soil. So is the long-exiled Duke of Windsor—and the rising gangs of "British Power" streetfighters, who consider the Government "soft," may be the former king's bid to stage a coup d'etat. Amidst all this, 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 Watch Commander himself.
Jo Walton - The Just City
"Here in the Just City you will become your best selves. You will learn and grow and strive to be excellent." 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.
Jo Walton - Farthing
1949 – de nem a mi 1949-ünk – egy nyári hétvégéjén a felső tízezerbe tartozó „Farthingi Kör” tagjai, akik nyolc évvel korábban megbuktatták Churchillt és kialkudták a békét Hitlerrel, egy vidéki nyaralóban gyűlnek össze. Lucy a csoport két tagjának lánya; családi kapcsolatai megsínylették, hogy egy londoni zsidóhoz ment feleségül. Ezért igencsak meglepődik, amikor ő és férje, David is meghívást kap. Egy éjjel megölik a kör egyik tagját, és amikor a hatóságok megindítják a nyomozást, Lucy számára nyilvánvalóvá válik: csak azért kaptak meghívást, hogy a gyilkosságot Davidre kenhessék. Ám akárkinek a fejében is született meg a konspiráció gondolata, nem számíthatott rá, hogy a Scotland Yard olyan nyomozót küld az eset kivizsgálására, akinek jó oka van szimpatizálni a számkivetettekkel… Miközben a csapda bezárul Lucy és David körül, lassan meglátják a kiutat – egy veszedelmekkel teli ösvényt az elsötétülő világban. A Farthing több alternatív történelmi regénynél, és több szalonkriminél – egy lebilincselő történet az egyre terjedő sötétségről és azokról az emberekről, akik megpróbálnak ellenállást tanúsítani.
Jo Walton - The Prize in the Game
Out of the Celtic twilight, that gold mine of romance lore for contemporary fantasists, comes Walton's retelling of the wooing of Emer, set in the same world as her first two novels, The King's Peace and The King's Name. This story, an expansion of a passage in The King's Peace, follows a group of noble-born youngsters on the cusp of adult warriorhood, their relationships as intertwined as a Celtic knot, in a brawling, bloodthirsty culture where gods stoop to speak with men. Just as one form shifts to another in Celtic art, Walton constantly shifts the point of view as she traces the early careers of beautiful Elenn and Emer, her younger charioteer sister, princesses of Connat being fostered in Oriel for a year; sardonic Conal; the wild dream-ridden Darag; and gentle Ferdia of Lagin, who loves Darag to his own destruction. When a horrible accident causes the death of a warhorse and in revenge the Beastmother goddess Rhiannon curses Oriel, political alliances shatter and reform among these distrustful kingdoms. It seems that Celts, male and female alike, would rather fight than eat. Walton sure-handedly evokes a primitive realm where the Otherworld seamlessly impinges upon reality, bringing sounds, smells, sorrow, hatred and burning love to life as powerfully as the thrust of a barbed spear. She also captures the terrible beauty of a warrior race in an outworn time, struggling, in Yeats's phrase, to come clear of the eternal nets of wrong and right. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Jo Walton - The King's Peace
Sulien ap Gwien was seventeen when the Jarnish raiders came. Had she been armed when they found her, she could have taken them all. As it was, it took six of them to subdue her. She will never forgive them. Thus begins her story—a story that takes her back to her family, with its ancient ties to the Vincan empire that once ruled in Tir Tanagiri, and forward to Caer Tanaga, where the greatest man of his time, King Urdo, struggles to bind together the squabbling nobles and petty princes into a unified force that will drive out the barbarian invader and restore the King’s Peace. King Urdo will change Sulien’s life. She will see him for what he is: the greatest hope the country has. And he will see her for what she is: the greatest warrior of her day. Together they will fight and suffer for an age of the world, for the things that the world always needs and which never last. Ringing with the clash of arms and the songs of its people, rich with high magic and everyday life, The King’s Peace begins an epic of great deeds and down-to-earth people, told in language with the strength and flexibility of sharpened steel.
Jo Walton - Necessity
Necessity: the sequel to the acclaimed The Just City and The Philosopher Kings, Jo Walton's tales of gods, humans, and what they have to learn from one another. More than sixty-five years ago, Pallas Athena founded the Just City on an island in the eastern Mediterranean, placing it centuries before the Trojan War, populating it with teachers and children from throughout human history, and committing it to building a society based on the principles of Plato's Republic. Among the City's children was Pytheas, secretly the god Apollo in human form. Sixty years ago, the Just City schismed into five cities, each devoted to a different version of the original vision. Forty years ago, the five cities managed to bring their squabbles to a close. But in consequence of their struggle, their existence finally came to the attention of Zeus, who can't allow them to remain in deep antiquity, changing the course of human history. Convinced by Apollo to spare the Cities, Zeus instead moved everything on the island to the planet Plato, circling its own distant sun. Now, more than a generation has passed. The Cities are flourishing on Plato, and even trading with multiple alien species. Then, on the same day, two things happen. Pytheas dies as a human, returning immediately as Apollo in his full glory. And there's suddenly a human ship in orbit around Plato--a ship from Earth.
Jo Walton - Lifelode
A very unique fantasy novel by Jo Walton — a winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the World Fantasy award. From the introduction by Sharyn November: "Lifelode is what one might call domestic fantasy, set in a quiet farming community—but it's also about politics, God and religion, sexual mores, the make-up of a family, and how people change over time. There is magic, humor, and lots of good food."
Charlie Jane Anders - Brooke Bolander - Amal El-Mohtar - Maria Dahvana Headley - Kameron Hurley - Seanan McGuire - Nisi Shawl - Catherynne M. Valente - Carrie Vaughn - Jo Walton - Alyssa Wong - Nevertheless She Persisted
_She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted._ Three short lines, fired over social media in response to questions of why Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced on the floor of the United States Senate, for daring to read aloud the words of Coretta Scott King. As this message was transmitted across the globe, it has become a galvanizing cry for people of all genders in recognition of the struggles that women have faced throughout history. Three short lines, which read as if they are the opening passage to an epic and ageless tale. We have assembled this flash fiction collection featuring several of the best writers in SF/F today, including Seanan McGuire, Charlie Jane Anders, Maria Dahvana Headley, Jo Walton, Amal El-Mohtar, Catherynne M. Valente, Brooke Bolander, Alyssa Wong, Kameron Hurley, Nisi Shawl and Carrie Vaughn. Together these authors share unique visions of women inventing, playing, loving, surviving, and – of course – dreaming of themselves beyond their circumstances.
Jo Walton - Mások között
Mori menekül az anyja elől. Az anyja elől, aki boszorkány. Aki fekete mágiájával rontást hoz mindenkire, és Mori szerint világ fölötti uralomra tör. Egyszer már megvívtak, mert ő is örökölte anyja képességeit, de sajnos még túl gyenge volt: abban a csatában elvesztette ikernővérét és maga is belerokkant a vereségbe. Pedig a frontvonalak mindenki más számára láthatatlanok. Mori családja széthullásának traumáját próbálja feldolgozni, azt, hogy szülei bentlakásos középiskolába adták be, mert addig sincs senkinek láb alatt. Most kétségbeesetten igyekszik beilleszkedni, megtalálni azokat, akik ugyanúgy rajonganak a könyvekért, és főleg a fantasztikus könyvekért, mint ő, megismerni a barátságot és a szerelmet, amíg még lehet. Mert viharfelhők gyülekeznek a walesi táj felett, s a tündérek és más természetfölötti lények már helyüket keresik a közelgő végső összecsapásban. Az ismert fantasyszerző ezúttal nem hagyja el a mi világunkat, de itt is megtalálja a varázslatot, a csodát. Mert az is elég hozzá, ha kinyitunk egy könyvet. Ezt… vagy egy másikat. „Vicces, körmönfont és szenvedélyes.” – Ursula K. Le Guin „Az okosak és furák himnusza – inspiráció és mentőkötél mindazoknak, akik ebbe a világba születtek, de nem ezen a világon élnek.” – Cory Doctorow
Jo Walton - The Philosopher Kings
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.
Jo Walton - My Real Children
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? 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.
Jo Walton - Among Others
With a deft hand and a blazing imagination, fantasy writer Walton mixes genres to great effect. Elements of fantasy, science fiction, and coming-of-age novels combine into one superlative literary package that will appeal to a variety of readers across age levels. After engaging in a classic good-magic-versus-bad-magic battle with her mother that fatally wounds her twin sister, 15-year-old Morwenna leaves Wales and attempts to reconnect with her estranged father. She was sent to boarding school in England, and her riveting backstory unfolds gradually as she records her thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a series of journal entries. An ominous sense of disquiet permeates the nonlinear plot as Morwenna attempts to avoid a final clash with her mother. In addition to casting an irresistible narrative spell, Walton also pays tribute to a host of science-fiction masters as she peppers Morwenna’s journal with the titles of the novels she devours in her book-fueled quest for self-discovery. --Margaret Flanagan
Jo Walton - Tooth and Claw
Here is a tale of a family dealing with the death of their father, a son who goes to court 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. Here is what sounds for all the world like an enjoyable Victorian novel, perhaps by Anthony Trollope…except that everyone in the story is a dragon, red in tooth and claw. Here are politics and train stations, churchmen and family retainers, 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.
Jo Walton - A király békéje
A hatalmas vincai birodalmat kíméletlen barbár hordák söpörték el, s most hasonló sors fenyegeti egykori provinciáját, Tir Tanagiri szigetét. Megannyi civakodó kiskirály őrzi féltékenyen a maga uradalmát; de vajon meddig dacolhatnak a küszöbön álló katasztrófával? Jarnhonból évről évre egyre többet fal fel a tenger, portyázásra és hódításra kényszerítve lakóit. Imáik meghallgattatásra találnak, mikor viszályvágyó isteneik egy meggyengült szigetországba vezetik őket. A Fehér Isten papjai titokban nevelték fel kolostorukban Urdót, a sziget törvényes uralkodóját, s azóta is rendületlenül támogatják, remélvén, hogy égi patrónusuk zászlaja alatt egységbe kovácsolja a sziget összes lakóját és ősi szellemeit. Megannyi akarat, de mit szeretne Urdo nagykirály, a sziget védelmezője? Békét. Ám a békét nem elég kiharcolni; meg is kell tartani. S hogy kitől halljuk a történetet? Egy idős hölgytől, aki már csak az őszi napfényben mesél a gyerekeknek; aki tizenhét évesen tudta meg, mit jelent öregnek lenni; aki mindvégig töretlen hűséggel és hittel szolgálta királyát, népét és isteneit. Sulien ap Gwientől, Urdo nagykirály legvitézebb harcosától. Jo Walton könyve az Artúr-mondakör lenyűgöző átirata, mely ékes bizonyítékát adja, hogy valóban csak tiszta forrásból érdemes meríteni. A hűség, a vitézség és az igaz hazaszeretet regénye.
Jo Walton - A király neve
Néhány nyugodt év után az egy korona alatt egyesített Tir Tanagirit újra veszély fenyegeti, mikor árnyakban lapuló ellenségei elérkezettnek látják az időt, hogy lecsapjanak, és polgárháború tüze emészti el a nehezen kiharcolt békét. Sulien ap Gwiennek, Urdo nagykirály leghűségesebb vitézének újra kardot kell ragadnia, hogy megvédje mindazt, amiért hosszú éveken át vérét ontotta igaz uralkodója oldalán. Ellenségei ezúttal nem csak távolról érkező megszállók, hanem régi haragosok, egykori barátok, fekete mágusok és egy olyan ellen, kinek az acél mit sem árt: a saját félelmei. A legendás király utolsó csatáját vívja birodalmáért, mely nem csak egyszerű halandók között dúl, a sziget régi és új istenei is kinyilvánítják akaratukat. Vajon fennmaradhat-e a súlyos áldozatok árán kiharcolt béke népek és vallások között, vagy végérvényesen széthullik Urdo álma? Ki viszi tovább az örökségét, ki lesz a következő nagykirály?
Jo Walton - The Rebirth of Pan
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Jo Walton - Starlings
An intimate first flight of short fiction from award-winning novelist Jo Walton (Among Others, The King’s Peace). An strange Eritrean coin travels from lovers to thieves, gathering stories before meeting its match. Google becomes sentient and proceeds toward an existential crisis. An idealistic dancer on a generation ship makes an impassioned plea for creativity and survival. Three Irish siblings embark on an unlikely quest, stealing enchanted items via bad poetry, trickery, and an assist from the Queen of Cats. With these captivating initial glimpses into her storytelling psyche, Jo Walton shines through subtle myths and wholly reinvented realities. Through eclectic stories, subtle vignettes, inspired poetry, and more, Walton soars with humans, machines, and magic—rising from the everyday into the universe itself.
Jo Walton - Farthing (angol)
Eight years after they overthrew Churchill and led Britain into a separate peace with Hitler, the upper-crust families of the “Farthing set” are gathered for a weekend retreat. Among them is estranged Farthing scion Lucy Kahn, who can’t understand why her and her husband David’s presence was so forcefully requested. Then the country-house idyll is interrupted when the eminent Sir James Thirkie is found murdered—with a yellow Star of David pinned to his chest. Lucy begins to realize that her Jewish husband is about to be framed for the crime—an outcome that would be convenient for altogether too many of the various political machinations underway in Parliament in the coming week. But whoever’s behind the murder, and the frame-up, didn’t reckon on the principal investigator from Scotland Yard being a man with very private reasons for sympathizing with outcasts and underdogs—and prone to look beyond the obvious as a result. As the trap slowly shuts on Lucy and David, they begin to see a way out—a way fraught with peril in a darkening world.
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