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- DescriptionJo Walton is an award-winning author of, inveterate reader of, and chronic re-reader of science fiction and fantasy books. What Makes This Book So Great? is a selection of the best of her musings about her prodigious reading habit. Jo Walton's many subjects range from ackwledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. Among them, the Zones of Thought vels of Verr Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by 'mainstream'; the under-appreciated 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 vels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein vel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers.
- Author BiographyJo Walton comes from Wales but lives in Montreal, where the food and books are much better. She writes science fiction and fantasy, reads a lot, talks about books, and eats great food. She plans to live to be ninety-nine and write a book every year.
- Author(s)Jo Walton
- PublisherLittle, Brown Book Group
- Date of Publication08/01/2015
- SubjectFiction Companions
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight362 g
- Width131 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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