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My Real Children by Jo Walton

I gulped down My Real Children down this afternoon, unwilling to stop reading and yet very reluctant to find out how it would end. And I was right to be both enthralled and wary because I’m traumatised. I’m not quite … Continue reading

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On Mary Stewart the Fantasy Writer

Mary Stewart was a writer of many parts. I remembered her for her children’s books and her romantic/thriller/gothic novels. But Jo Walton, with her usual trick of coming up on topics slantwise (a skill I admire greatly), discusses her as … Continue reading

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On Reading The Lord of the Rings

Jo Walton on the effect on the susceptible of early exposure to The Lord of the Rings. Reading The Lord of the Rings immediately after [reading The Hobbit] was like being thrown into deep magical water which I fortunately learned … Continue reading

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Jo Walton on Spring

papersky: Through the green fuse. Through the green fuse by Jo Walton To know the word mitosis doesn’t help. You thrust that tiny seed in common dirt And all you’ve given it is water since, And here it is, a … Continue reading

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Jo Walton: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Romance

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Romance | Tor.com. Despite being female, I didn’t grow up reading romance novels. Indeed, I grew up despising romance novels probably more than most men tend to. Romance novels were associated in … Continue reading

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Jo Walton on the kindness of strangers

Another of Jo Walton’s wonderful blog posts about her travels.  This time she attended a conference in Reno and got tangled up in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.  No trains, no buses, no information or help from Amtrak or Greyhound.  … Continue reading

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Jo Walton Writes a Trip Report

Florence: trip report and a plan. Jo Walton has posted a really lovely account of her recent trip to Florence. I’m in the seedy and disgruntled phase of my recovery from the tooth extraction, the phase when you feel well … Continue reading

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