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Among Others

(2011)
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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)
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.

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Praise for this book

"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


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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Among Others (Thorndike Mini-Collections)
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November 2012 : UK Hardback
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January 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Among Others
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ISBN: 0-7653-2153-X / 978-0-7653-2153-4 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Among Others
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ISBN: 1-4721-0653-9 / 978-1-4721-0653-7 (UK edition)
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October 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Among Others (Large Print 16pt)
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March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Among Others
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ISBN: 1-4721-0222-3 / 978-1-4721-0222-5 (UK edition)
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: 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
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Among Others
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ISBN: 1-5012-6356-0 / 978-1-5012-6356-9 (USA edition)
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March 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Among Others
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ISBN: 1-4692-9807-4 / 978-1-4692-9807-8 (USA edition)
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March 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Among Others
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ISBN: 1-4692-9837-6 / 978-1-4692-9837-5 (USA edition)
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March 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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March 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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August 2011 : USA Audio edition
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August 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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August 2011 : UK Audio edition
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January 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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