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    DescriptionAs any reader of Jo Walton's "Among Others" might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books. In 2008, then-new science-fiction mega-site Tor.com asked Walton to blog regularly about her re-reading"--"about all kinds of older fantasy and SF, ranging from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. These posts have consistently been among the most popular features of Tor.com. Now this volumes presents a selection of the best of them, ranging from short essays to long reassessments of some of the field's most ambitious series. Among Walton's many subjects here are the Zones of Thought novels of Vernor Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by "mainstream"; the underappreciated SF adventures of C. J. Cherryh; the field's many approaches to time travel; the masterful science fiction of Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children; "the early Hainish novels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein novel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, "What Makes This Book So Great" is an immensely readable, engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers.

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    What Makes This Book So Great
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    By (author) Jo Walton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 446
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 626 g
    ISBN 13: 9780765331939
    ISBN 10: 0765331934

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
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    B&T Approval Code: A23440000
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    LC classification: PS374.S35 W35 2014
    Thema V1.0: DSK, FL, FM
    Tor Books
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    Tor Books
    Publication date
    21 January 2014
    Author Information
    JO WALTON won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2002, and the World Fantasy Award for her novel "Tooth and Claw" in 2004. Her several other novels include the acclaimed "Small Change" alternate-history trilogy, comprising "Farthing, Ha'penny, "and "Half a Crown. "Her novel "Among Others" won the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 2012. A native of Wales, she lives in Montreal.