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Free excerpt from Jo Walton’s brilliant Among Others

Free excerpt from Jo Walton’s brilliant Among Others

Tor.com is hosting a long excerpt from Jo Walton's extraordinary Among Others, one of the best books I've read in years. From my original review: Now, let me tell you what this is all about. Among Others is the diary of Morwenna Phelps, a Welsh teenager whom we really meet just after her twin sister, Morganna, has died in an unspecified but [...]

Among Others: Extraordinary, magic story of science fiction as a toolkit for taking apart the world

Among Others: Extraordinary, magic story of science fiction as a toolkit for taking apart the world

I've been wandering around for a week reading Jo Walton's Among Others, trying to think of how I'd describe it once I finished, and now I've just finished and I'm still stumped. So let me start with some adjectives. "Indescribable" for a starter. But more like "indescribably wonderful." And also "compassionate" and "sweet" and "magical." [...]