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The Just City

(2015)
(The first book in the Thessaly series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Prometheus Award Best Book (nominee)
'Here in the Just City you will become your best selves. You will learn and grow and strive to be excellent.'

One day, in a moment of philosophical puckishness, the time-travelling goddess Pallas Athene decides to put Plato to the test and create the Just City. She locates the City on a Mediterranean island and populates it with over ten thousand children and a few hundred adults from all eras of history . . . along with some handy robots from the far human future.

Meanwhile, Apollo - stunned by the realization that there are things that human beings understand better than he does - has decided to become a mortal child, head to Athene's City and see what all the fuss is about.

Then Socrates arrives, and starts asking troublesome questions.

What happens next is a tale only the brilliant Jo Walton could tell.

Genre: Fantasy

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Used availability for Jo Walton's The Just City

Hardback Editions

January 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Just City (Thessaly)
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 0-7653-3266-3 / 978-0-7653-3266-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Just City (Thessaly)
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-4721-5076-7 / 978-1-4721-5076-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Just City, The (Thessaly)
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN: 1-5226-3597-1 / 978-1-5226-3597-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Just City: Thessaly, Book 1
Author(s): Jo Walton
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


July 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Just City: Thessaly, Book 1
Author(s): Jo Walton
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Just City: Thessaly, Book 1
Author(s): Jo Walton
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Just City: Thessaly, Book 1
Author(s): Jo Walton
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Just City (Thessaly)
Author(s): Jo Walton
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Just City (Thessaly Book 1)
Author(s): Jo Walton
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA