Book Club Kit: Among Others

Among Others
by Jo Walton
First Published: 2011
10 Copies & Reading

This is the 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. As a child growing up in Wales, Morwenna Phelps 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…

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Reviews:
SF Signal – “Book Review” by Paul Weimer
The Washington Post – “Book Review” by Elizabeth Hand
Booklist – “Review” by Margaret Flanagan

On the Web:

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We Recommend…Mechanique by Genevieve Valentine

War has destroyed civilization as we know it. The Mechanical Circus Tresaulti performs outside of any cities still standing, with acts we would recognize: acrobats, aerialists and jugglers, but there is something different about the performers under the surface. Something magical and a little bit sinister.

Part magical fantasy and part post-apocalyptic steampunk, Mechanique by Genevieve Valentine reveals a world where magic and machine coalesce to hold off the forces of war and destruction. The ringmaster and her performers are survivors in a world where everyone is a soldier and no one is safe.

Mechanique is one of six novels nominated for a 2011 Nebula Award. Want to check out more of the best in science fiction and fantasy?

2011 Nebula Award and 2012 Hugo Award Nominees:

A Few of the Past Winners: 

What’s your favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy title? Tell us in the comments!