Startling*, unusual, and yet irresistibly 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 science fiction, 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, trying 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*.
Author Jo Walton has published
13 novels, three poetry collections, and an
essay collection, with another novel and another essay collection due out in 2017. She won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2002, the World Fantasy Award in 2004 for “Tooth and Claw,” and the Hugo and Nebula awards in 2012 for “Among Others.” This book is available at online bookstores such as jd.com.(SD-Agencies)