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Tale of escape from ancient enchantmentRaised by a half mad mother who dabbled in magic Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds As a child growing up in Wales she and her twin sister played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins but her mind fo. BibliotropismExcellent YA reading with acute relevance to us oldies as well A fifteen year old girl from the Welsh valleys learns about life death sex love and friendship Handicapped in mysterious circumstances estranged from her mother for eually mysterious reasons Morwenna has to cope with everything from family blending to the trials of social isolation at an English girls schoolBut mostly Among Others is about Morwenna s irrepressible attraction to books especially to the imaginative construction of alternative worlds in sci fi These take up where her younger fantasies of faeries leave off We thought we were living in a fantasy landscape when actually we were living in a science fictional one Faeries after all are very knowledgeable but they can t do much in the world of people not without help Morwenna loves fantasy but despises allegory Things are what they are and are degraded by being made to stand for other things Fiction s nice Fiction lets you select and simplify she says Fiction in other words explains things It helps a person get from a magical view of the world of a child to the realism of adulthood without the loss of one s imagination including one s moral imagination One of the things I ve always liked about science fiction is the way it makes you think about things and look at things from angles you d never have thought about before Books are the centre of Morwenna s existence Sometimes it feels as if it s only books that make life worth living Her judgment has been honed by reading all the best writers and understanding what makes them the best Through her reading she also finds others who are sympathetic to her tastes and ways of thinking By understanding them she understands herself and her situation It is not an overstatement to say that she is redeemed through her readingWalton s epigram for Among Others is a subtle mis uote from Virgil s Aeneid et haec olim meminisse iuvabit that is it will be a joy to remember these things some day She has left out the important first word of Virgil s original Forsan in Latin Perhaps in English For Walton there is no perhaps about Morwenna s life She will always find joy in what she has read and what it has done for her life A Daddy for Christmas refuge in two worlds As a child growing up in Wales she and her twin sister played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial Banned in Britain ruins but her mind fo. BibliotropismExcellent YA Hour of the Beast reading with acute Dictionary Of Dreams relevance to us oldies as well A fifteen year old girl from the Welsh valleys learns about life death sex love and friendship Handicapped in mysterious circumstances estranged from her mother for eually mysterious The Love of a Latino reasons Morwenna has to cope with everything from family blending to the trials of social isolation at an English girls schoolBut mostly Among Others is about Morwenna s irrepressible attraction to books especially to the imaginative construction of alternative worlds in sci fi These take up where her younger fantasies of faeries leave off We thought we were living in a fantasy landscape when actually we were living in a science fictional one Faeries after all are very knowledgeable but they can t do much in the world of people not without help Morwenna loves fantasy but despises allegory Things are what they are and are degraded by being made to stand for other things Fiction s nice Fiction lets you select and simplify she says Fiction in other words explains things It helps a person get from a magical view of the world of a child to the Other Days, Other Eyes realism of adulthood without the loss of one s imagination including one s moral imagination One of the things I ve always liked about science fiction is the way it makes you think about things and look at things from angles you d never have thought about before Books are the centre of Morwenna s existence Sometimes it feels as if it s only books that make life worth living Her judgment has been honed by Deception Island reading all the best writers and understanding what makes them the best Through her The Family reading she also finds others who are sympathetic to her tastes and ways of thinking By understanding them she understands herself and her situation It is not an overstatement to say that she is The First Partition of Poland redeemed through her The Hero of Varay readingWalton s epigram for Among Others is a subtle mis uote from Virgil s Aeneid et haec olim meminisse iuvabit that is it will be a joy to Blackmailed By Daddy read and what it has done for her life

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Und freedom and promise in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions When her mother tries to bend the spirits to dark ends with deadly results Mori is sent away and must try to come to terms with what has happened without falling prey to the darknes. Morwenna grows up in Wales hanging out with faeries Nothing extraordinary about it loved the matter of fact telling and how they re precisely as I imagined they d be Illusive They d moved in with the green things after people had abandoned them and unfathomable Some are pretty little things with gossamer wings others creatures ripped from the pages of Grimm s Fairy Tales Fairies tend to be either very beautiful or absolutely hideous She s 15 with a ton of issues a mother who s crackers the death of her twin the appearance of her father who d dropped into her life after years without a whisper then shipped her off to an English boarding school A misfit who walks with a cane talks funny comfortable in the company of faeries than people immersed in the world of books fantasy sci fi in particular Friendless lonely she s also clever and surprisingly grounded A strange gentle story that I should have loved and did for the most part Away with the faeries a Gaelic phrase my parents used to describe me Grew up lost in my own little world so coming across Morwenna felt a bit like finding a soul mate I m not daft never actually spoke to any but whereas Santa left me cold I truly believed in faeries spent hours hunting for them in neglected places overgrown fields derelict buildings Books were a refuge for me as well a pint sized immigrant with a Glaswegian brogue that sent my Canadian classmates into hysterics every time I opened my mouth cons Why oh why didn t she stick with the style she began in the subtlety of magical realism Instead you get this outta left field epic ending unnecessary and jarring Dropped to 3 stars and rounded to 3 meanderings All the references to obscure sci fi fantasy novels whet my appetite Roger Zelazny top of my list to try memorable I should never have tried to talk to that fairy Let someone else do something about Dutch elm disease It isn t my problem Make your own model forts & castles results Mori is sent away and must try to come to terms with what has happened without falling prey to the darknes. Morwenna grows up in Wales hanging out with faeries Nothing extraordinary about it loved the matter of fact telling and how they Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury re precisely as I imagined they d be Illusive They d moved in with the green things after people had abandoned them and unfathomable Some are pretty little things with gossamer wings others creatures How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim ripped from the pages of Grimm s Fairy Tales Fairies tend to be either very beautiful or absolutely hideous She s 15 with a ton of issues a mother who s crackers the death of her twin the appearance of her father who d dropped into her life after years without a whisper then shipped her off to an English boarding school A misfit who walks with a cane talks funny comfortable in the company of faeries than people immersed in the world of books fantasy sci fi in particular Friendless lonely she s also clever and surprisingly grounded A strange gentle story that I should have loved and did for the most part Away with the faeries a Gaelic phrase my parents used to describe me Grew up lost in my own little world so coming across Morwenna felt a bit like finding a soul mate I m not daft never actually spoke to any but whereas Santa left me cold I truly believed in faeries spent hours hunting for them in neglected places overgrown fields derelict buildings Books were a Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic realism Instead you get this outta left field epic ending unnecessary and jarring Dropped to 3 stars and A Daddy for Christmas references to obscure sci fi fantasy novels whet my appetite Roger Zelazny top of my list to try memorable I should never have tried to talk to that fairy Let someone else do something about Dutch elm disease It isn t my problem

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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 science fiction and a spellbinding. This is one of those books that I think of freuently it has stayed with me Walton has blessed this work with a strong female lead and is minimalistic meaning that most of the action what little there is is subtle and underplayed Yet it is a hypnotic book to read Jo Walton does a great job of characterization economically describing the cast in such a way that the reader knows the populace yet there are few one dimensional characters Of course the aspect of the book that gets so much attention rightfully so is the ubiuitous references to science fiction literature Akin to Ernest Cline s novel Ready Player One the narrative at times takes a back seat to Walton s streaming sci fi reminiscences Whereas Cline took us back to the 80s Walton waxes nostalgic through a list of science fiction and fantasy greatsNo wonder now looking back that this won the Hugo it s that good 2018 This is a book for readers Walton s ongoing list of cool SF books weaved into the storyline and the themes of reading akin to magical realism makes this a very special and fun book I may need to re read some time Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury 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 science fiction and a spellbinding. This is one of those books that I think of freuently it has stayed with me Walton has blessed this work with a strong female lead and is minimalistic meaning that most of the action what little there is is subtle and underplayed Yet it is a hypnotic book to How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim read Jo Walton does a great job of characterization economically describing the cast in such a way that the Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic rightfully so is the ubiuitous A Daddy for Christmas reminiscences Whereas Cline took us back to the 80s Walton waxes nostalgic through a list of science fiction and fantasy greatsNo wonder now looking back that this won the Hugo it s that good 2018 This is a book for Banned in Britain readers Walton s ongoing list of cool SF books weaved into the storyline and the themes of Hour of the Beast reading akin to magical Dictionary Of Dreams realism makes this a very special and fun book I may need to The Love of a Latino re Other Days, Other Eyes read some time


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  1. says:

    Now and then I come across a book that is a distillation of what I like in fiction genre fiction in particular I previously raved abou

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    A love letter to science fiction and fantasy to books and to librariansWe never looked anything like anyone in our family but apart from the eye and hair color I don't see anything It doesn't matter I have books new books and I can bear anything as long as there are booksA support letter to adolescence and to girls alienated from their fam

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    This is one of those books that I think of freuently it has stayed with me Walton has blessed this work with a strong female lead and is minimalistic meaning that most of the action what little there is is subtle and underplayed Yet it is a hypnotic book to read Jo Walton does a great job of characterization economically describing the cast in such a way that the reader knows the populace yet there are few one dimensional chara

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    “This is for all the libraries in the world and the librarians who sit there day after day lending books to people” I

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    I tried to write this review without spoilers but it depends on what you consider to be spoilers I think it's a book based o

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    BibliotropismExcellent YA reading with acute relevance to us oldies as well A fifteen year old girl from the Welsh valleys learns about life death sex love and friendship Handicapped in mysterious circumstances estranged from her mother for eually mysterious reasons Morwenna has to cope with everything from family blending to the trials of social isolation at an English girls’ schoolBut mostly Among Others is about Morwenna’

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    I keep going back and forth between 2 and 3 stars I should have really loved this book but I found myself annoyed than charmed Although it appears we're supposed to take the main character's story at face value a

  8. says:

    Morwenna grows up in Wales hanging out with faeries Nothing extraordinary about it loved the matter of fact telling and how they're precisely as I imagined they’d be Illusive “They’d moved in with the green things after people had abandoned them” and unfathomable Some are pretty little things with gossamer wings others creatures ripped from the pages of Grimm’s Fairy Tales “Fairies tend to be eit

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    i am at a total loss about how this book got published this is not a book in the sense of a novel i mean it's the

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    I know what I was expecting before I had read this novel I knew it had won last year's Hugo and I've been working my way through every hugo and runner up since they started What I hadn't expected was an unabashedly delightful review of so many great science fiction novels from the last 75 years most of which I've also rea

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