Among Others

Jo Walton

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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.

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 closest 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.

Fleeing to her father whom she barely knew, Mori was sent to boarding school in England–a place all but devoid of true magic. There, outcast and alone, 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 in the manner of novels like Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude, this is potentially a breakout book for an author whose genius has already been hailed by peers like Kelly Link, Sarah Weinman, and Ursula K. Le Guin.

One of School Library Journal’s Best Adult Books 4 Teens titles of 2011
One of io9's best Science Fiction & Fantasy books of the year 2011

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“ A wonder and a joy.”
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The New York Times

“ Compelling… Never deigning to transcend the genre to which it is clearly a love letter, this outstanding (and entirely teen-appropriate) tale draws its strength from a solid foundation of sense-of-wonder and what-if.”
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

“ Beautifully crafted… 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. 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

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Jo Walton

JO WALTON’s novel Tooth and Claw won the World Fantasy Award. 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 Reviewer’s Choice Award. A native of Wales, Walton lives in Montreal.

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NPR Best Book of the Year, Romantic Times Book Award, Hugo Award - Winner, Locus Awards - Nominee, Nebula Awards - Winner, World Fantasy Award - Finalist

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
January 2012
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ISBN: 9780765331724
ISBN10: 0765331721
5 1/2 x 8.25 inches, 304 pages
$14.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
January 2011
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ISBN: 9781429991520
ISBN10: 1429991526
304 pages
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