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Sunburst Awards Shortlist Announced

The short list for the 2015 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic have been announced! My Real Children, by Jo Walton, is listed in the Adult Fiction category, with Peter Watts’ Echopraxia among the Honourable Mentions. Plus, A. M. Dellamonica’s Child of a Hidden Sea by A. M. Dellamonica made the Honourable Mentions for the Young Adult category.…

My Real Children Wins the Tiptree Award

We’re proud to share the news that Jo Walton has won the 2014 James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award for My Real Children! Calling it a “moving, thought-provoking novel,” the Tiptree Award explains, “My Real Children is important for the way it demonstrates how things could have been otherwise — and might still be.” The other…

Starred Review: The Just City by Jo Walton

“As skilled in execution as it is fascinating in premise, Walton’s new work (after 2013’s My Real Children) doesn’t require a degree in classics, although readers might well be inspired to read Plato after seeing the rocky destruction of his dream. Although rich with philosophical discussions, what keeps this novel from becoming too chilly or…

Starred Review: The Just City by Jo Walton

“The award-winning Walton has written a remarkable novel of ideas that demands—and repays—careful reading. It is itself an exercise in philosophy that often, courtesy of Socrates, critically examines Plato’s ideas. If this sounds abstruse, it sometimes is, but the plot is always accessible and the world building and characterization are superb. In the end, the…