New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>

Among Others

(2011)
A novel by

 
Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel
Hugo Best Novel
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book (nominee)
Nebula Awards Best Novel
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)

"A hymnal for the clever and odd - an inspiration and a lifeline to anyone who has ever felt in the world, but not of it."
Cory Doctorow


"If you love SF and fantasy, if reading it formed your teen years, if you do remember the magic you used to do, if you remember the absolute joy of first discovering those books, then read this."
Robin Hobb


"A lovely story, unlike anything I've ever read before: funny, touching, and gently magical."
Patrick Rothfuss


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.

 
Similar Books by other authors...


Sula
Toni Morrison
thumb
What I Was
Meg Rosoff

Around the World in Eighty Days
(Voyages Extraordinaires, book 11)

Jules Verne

2312
Kim Stanley Robinson
 
Used availability for Jo Walton's Among Others


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

February 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Among Others (Thorndike Mini-Collections)
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-4104-7605-7 / 978-1-4104-7605-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2012 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Among Others
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-4721-0043-3 / 978-1-4721-0043-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2011 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Among Others
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 0-7653-2153-X / 978-0-7653-2153-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Among Others
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-4721-0653-9 / 978-1-4721-0653-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2013 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Among Others (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-4596-7297-6 / 978-1-4596-7297-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Among Others
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-4721-0222-3 / 978-1-4721-0222-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Among Others (Hugo Award Winner - Best Novel)
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 0-7653-3172-1 / 978-0-7653-3172-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Among Others
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-5012-6356-0 / 978-1-5012-6356-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Among Others
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-4692-9807-4 / 978-1-4692-9807-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Among Others
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-4692-9837-6 / 978-1-4692-9837-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2013 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Among Others
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-4692-9867-8 / 978-1-4692-9867-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2013 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Among Others
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-4692-9897-X / 978-1-4692-9897-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Among Others
Author(s): Jo Walton
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

August 2011 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Among Others
Author(s): Jo Walton
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Among Others
Author(s): Jo Walton
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Among Others (Hugo Award Winner - Best Novel)
Author(s): Jo Walton
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Search for