Jo Walton Books In Order

Tir Tanagiri Books In Publication Order

  1. The King’s Peace (2000)
  2. The King’s Name (2001)
  3. The Prize in the Game (2002)

Small Change Books In Publication Order

  1. Farthing (2006)
  2. Ha’penny (2007)
  3. Half a Crown (2008)

Thessaly Books In Publication Order

  1. The Just City (2015)
  2. The Philosopher Kings (2015)
  3. Necessity (2016)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Tooth and Claw (2003)
  2. Lifelode (2009)
  3. Among Others (2011)
  4. My Real Children (2014)
  5. The Rebirth of Pan (2016)
  6. Lent (2019)
  7. Or What You Will (2020)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction (2009)
  2. Sleeper (2014)
  3. A Burden Shared (2017)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. The Helix and the Hard Road (With: ) (2013)
  2. Starlings (2018)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. What Makes This Book So Great (2014)
  2. An Informal History of the Hugos (2018)

Mythic Books In Publication Order

  1. Mythic (2006)
  2. Mythic 2 (With: Cherie Priest,,Lawrence Schimel,Mike Allen,Catherynne M. Valente,,Ekaterina Sedia) (2006)

The WisCon Chronicles Books In Publication Order

  1. The WisCon Chronicles, Volume 1 (2007)
  2. The WisCon Chronicles, Vol. 2: Provocative essays on feminism, race, revolution, and the future (2008)
  3. The Wiscon Chronicles, Vol.3: Carnival of Feminist SF (2009)
  4. The WisCon Chronicles, Volume 4 (2010)
  5. The Wiscon Chronicles Volume 5 (2011)
  6. The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 6: Futures of Feminism and Fandom (2012)
  7. The Wiscon Chronicles Vol 7: Shattering Ableist Narratives (2013)
  8. The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 8: Re-Generating WisCon (2014)
  9. The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.9 (2015)
  10. Trials by Whiteness (2017)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Mythic 2 (2006)
  2. The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 8: Re-Generating WisCon (2014)
  3. Nevertheless She Persisted (2020)

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Jo Walton Books Overview

The King’s Peace

Sulian ap Gwien was seventeen when the Jarnish raiders came. Had she been armed when they found her, she could have taken them all. As it was, it took six of them to subdue her. She will never forgive them. Thus begins her story a story that takes her back to her family, with its ancient ties to the Vincan empire that once ruled in Tir Tanagiri, and forward to Caer Tanaga, where the greatest man of his time, King Urdo, struggles to bind together the squabbling nobles and petty princes into a unified force that will drive out the barbarian invader and restore The King’s Peace. Ringing with the clash of arms and the songs of its people, rich with high magic and everyday life, The King’s Peace begins an epic of great deeds and down to earth people, told in language with the strength and flexibility of sharpened steel.

The King’s Name

The warrior Sulien ap Gwien and her lord King Urdo have finally united the land of Tir Tanagiri into a kingdom ruled by justice under a single code of law. But where many see a hopeful future for the land, others believe they sense the seeds of a new tyranny. Soon Tir Tanagiri faces the blight of civil war, and Sulien ap Gwien must take up arms against former comrades and loved ones, fighting harder and harder to hold on to Urdo’s shining dream. Continuing the epic begun in The King s Peace, this new novel brings the story of Sulien ap Gwien to a rousing and moving conclusion.

The Prize in the Game

When a friendly competition leads to the death of a beloved horse and incurs the wrath of the Horse Goddess, the kingdoms of the island of Tir Isarnagiri are doomed to suffer. As the goddess’ curse chases them down the years, four friends destined for kingship Conal, Emer, Darag, and Ferdia are forced into conflict as their countries build towards war. Matters are complicated when Emer and Conal fall in love, and dream of escaping together from the machinations of their respective families. But Conal and Ferdia are rivals for the High Kingship of the island, and Conal cannot simply leave. The contest between them will lead to a visionary quest on a mountain sacred to the gods and terrifying to men. Yet Emer faces an even greater struggle. For when war finally comes, Emer has two choices: perform her duty to the homeland to which she owes everything, or protect the one she loves and be branded a traitor forever. The path she takes will become the stuff of legend, and forever alter the destiny of Tir Isarnagiri. Set in the world of Jo Walton’s previous novels, The King’s Peace and The King’s Name, this book takes us to a shining era of dark powers, legendary heroes and passionate loves all of them ruled by the hand of Fate.


One summer weekend in 1949 but not our 1949 the well connected ‘Farthing set’, a group of upper crust English families, enjoy a country retreat. Lucy is a minor daughter in one of those families; her parents were both leading figures in the group that overthrew Churchill and negotiated peace with Herr Hitler eight years before. Despite her parents’ evident disapproval, Lucy is married happily to a London Jew. It was therefore quite a surprise to Lucy when she and her husband David found themselves invited to the retreat. It’s even more startling when, on the retreat’s first night, a major politician of the Farthing set is found gruesomely murdered, with abundant signs that the killing was ritualistic. It quickly becomes clear to Lucy that she and David were brought to the retreat in order to pin the murder on him. Major political machinations are at stake, including an initiative in Parliament, supported by the Farthing set, to limit the right to vote to university graduates. But whoever’s behind the murder, and the frame up, didn’t reckon on the principal investigator from Scotland Yard being a man with very private reasons for sympathizing with outcasts and looking beyond the obvious. As the trap slowly shuts on Lucy and David, they begin to see a way out a way fraught with peril in a darkening world.


In 1949, eight years after the ‘Peace with Honor’ was negotiated between Great Britain and Nazi Germany by the Farthing Set, England has completed its slide into fascist dictatorship. Then a bomb explodes in a London suburb.

The brilliant but politically compromised Inspector Carmichael of Scotland Yard is assigned the case. What he finds leads him to a conspiracy of peers and communists, of staunch King and Country patriots and hardened IRA gunmen, to murder Britain’s Prime Minister and his new ally, Adolf Hitler.

Against a background of increasing domestic espionage and the suppression of Jews and homosexuals, an ad hoc band of idealists and conservatives blackmail the one person they need to complete their plot, an actress who lives for her art and holds the key to the Fuhrer’s death. From the Ha’penny seats in the theatre to the Ha’pennys that cover dead men’s eyes, the conspiracy and the investigation swirl around one another, spinning beyond anyone’s control.

In this brilliant companion to Farthing, Welsh born World Fantasy Award winner Jo Walton continues her alternate history of an England that could have been, with a novel that is both a critique of the classic detective novels of the thirties and forties, and an allegory of the world we live in today.

Half a Crown

In 1941 the European war ended in the Farthing Peace, a rapprochement between Britain and Nazi Germany. The balls and banquets of Britain’s upper class never faltered, while British ships ferried undesirables across the Channel to board the cattle cars headed east. Peter Carmichael is commander of the Watch, Britain s distinctly British secret police. It s his job to warn the Prime Minister of treason, to arrest plotters, and to discover Jews. The midnight knock of a Watchman is the most dreaded sound in the realm. Now, in 1960, a global peace conference is convening in London, where Britain, Germany, and Japan will oversee the final partition of the world. Hitler is once again on British soil. So is the long exiled Duke of Windsor and the rising gangs of British Power streetfighters, who consider the Government soft, may be the former king s bid to stage a coup d tat. Amidst all this, two of the most unlikely persons in the realm will join forces to oppose the fascists: a debutante whose greatest worry until now has been where to find the right string of pearls, and the Watch Commander himself.

Tooth and Claw

Here is a tale of a family dealing with the death of their father, a son who goes to court for his inheritance, a son who agonizes over his father’s deathbed confession, a daughter who falls in love, a daughter who becomes involved in the abolition movement, and a daughter sacrificing herself for her husband. Here is what sounds for all the world like an enjoyable Victorian novel, perhaps by Anthony Trollope except that everyone in the story is a dragon, red in Tooth and Claw. Here are politics and train stations, churchmen and family retainers, courtship, and country houses in which, on the death of an elder, family members gather to eat the body of the deceased. In which society s high and mighty members avail themselves of the privilege of killing and eating the weaker children, which they do with ceremony and relish, growing stronger thereby. You have never read a novel like Tooth and Claw.

Among Others

Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment. Raised by a half mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. As a child growing up in Wales, she played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins. But her mind found freedom and promise in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions. Then her mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, and Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle that left her crippled and her twin sister dead. Fleeing to her father whom she barely knew, Mori was sent to boarding school in England a place all but devoid of true magic. There, outcast and alone, she tempted fate by doing magic herself, in an attempt to find a circle of like minded friends. But her magic also drew the attention of her mother, bringing about a reckoning that could no longer be put off Combining elements of autobiography with flights of imagination in the manner of novels like Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude, this is potentially a breakout book for an author whose genius has already been hailed by peers like Kelly Link, Sarah Weinman, and Ursula K. Le Guin.


Amid the hard scrabble West Virginia coal mines, a terrible magical vengeance takes an equally terrible toll on a young boy’s heart. Ancient gods provide metaphors for a father’s love and a child’s grief, and Cinderella’s shattered glass slippers become a window into the horror of the Holocaust. A Mythic tale of a little girl’s rebellion explains all the craziness of weather, and the Wandering Jew reveals the truth about the Loch Ness Monster. Longtime Mythic Delirium editor Mike Allen returns to his fiction roots with Mythic, a digest of fantasy prose and verse in the tradition of Prime Books’ Jabberwocky. This volume, the first of a planned anthology series, places off beat new talents like Matthew Cheney, Theodora Goss, Richard Parks and Sonya Taaffe alongside veterans such as Joe Haldeman and Ian Watson to offer a unique literary smorgasbord of humor and horror, wonder and wisdom.

Mythic 2 (With: Cherie Priest,,Lawrence Schimel,Mike Allen,Catherynne M. Valente,,Ekaterina Sedia)

The world’s greatest sorcerer is losing his mind, and all the nations wait in fear for his next move. The faces of the future gaze forward and back, and sirens don’t always sing the songs you expect. Deserts speak with the voices of girls, mothers and stepmothers are two pages of the same book, and churches house things stranger than angels. But in the afterlife, you never know when an absinthe spoon will come in handy…
. The second volume in the critically acclaimed fantasy anthology series from Mythic Delirium Books, edited by Rhysling Award winning poet Mike Allen, with new writings by Leah Bobet, Richard Parks, Cherie Priest, Catherynne M. Valente, Lawrence Schimel, Sonya Taaffe, Steve Rasnic Tem, Jo Walton and more.

The WisCon Chronicles, Vol. 2: Provocative essays on feminism, race, revolution, and the future

WisCon, a literary festival for feminists interested in science fiction and fantasy, has for over three decades attracted people with diverse and stronlgy held opinions. It hasn’t always suffered them gladly, and it doesn’t necessarily mediate the arguments that ensue, but WisCon does not homogenize their points of view, and it provides an ongoing opportunity for feminists of all stripes to get together and laugh, talk, and enrich one another. This volume explores some of the issue of interest at WisCon 2007: gender, race, culture, revolution, and the future of thinking about those matters, and it also includes a forum on how to deal with racist and sexist material in writing workshops as well as the epistolary performance that constituted Kelly Link and Laurie J. Marks’ jointly delivered Guest of Honor speeches.

The Wiscon Chronicles, Vol.3: Carnival of Feminist SF

The word’s been out for some time now that we’re living in ”post feminist” times. And yet the world’s largest feminist science fiction convention, held annually in Madison, Wisconsin, which many of the genre’s luminaries attend, has become so popular that the ceiling limiting attendance to 1000 participants often tops out months in advance. People attend to meet up with friends from other parts of the country or the world whom they’ve come to know online; they attend because the programming goes far beyond the ”feminism 101” that is the most they can hope for from most other science fiction conventions. But above all they come to experience the kind of community they can’t get elsewhere. Some participants even characterize it as ”four days of feminist utopia” a reference to the communities created in the most famous feminist novels of the 1970s. This volume explores some of the issues of interest at WisCon 2008: the politics of the intelligibility of stories, internet drama, and feminist fandom. It offers a selection of thoughtful essays and analyses, dialogues, comments, arguments, meditations, and appeals to reason, collected from participants writers, bloggers, activists, and fans, some of them WisCon veterans and some attending for the first time including L. Timmel Duchamp, K. Tempest Bradford, Nancy Jane Moore, Alexis Lothian, Sue Lange, Victoria Janssen, and many others.

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