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25th Jan '13 5:46:55 PM Xtifr
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Jo Walton is a Welsh fantasy and science fiction writer now living in Canada. Her novels include:

* ''The King's Peace'' and ''The King's Name'': Duology set in a fantasy world resembling Dark Age Britain, and featuring that world's equivalent of KingArthur.
* ''The Prize in the Game'': Another novel set in the same world.
* ''Tooth and Claw'': The novel Creator/AnthonyTrollope might have written [[XMeetsY if he were a dragon]]. Winner of the WorldFantasyAward in 2004.
* The ''Literature/SmallChange'' trilogy -- ''Farthing'', ''Ha'penny'', ''Half a Crown'': Detective novels set in an alternate history where World War II ended with Hitler still alive and in possession of most of continental Europe.
* ''Literature/AmongOthers'': 15-year-old Mori has recently lost her twin sister at hands of [[EvilMatriarch their mother]], a powerful witch. She escapes into fiction and the dullness of her boarding school life, but the world of fairies and dangerous magic is always closer than is comfortable. [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2011/01/20/the-big-idea-jo-walton/ Loosely inspired by events from Jo's childhood in Wales]]. Won the NebulaAward in 2011 and the HugoAward in 2012.

She has also written many short stories and poems.
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!!Works by Jo Walton with their own trope page include:

* Literature/SmallChange

!!Jo Walton's other works provide examples of:

* AsleepForDays: Sulien, following a major battle in ''The King's Peace''
* BizarreAlienBiology: in ''Tooth and Claw''
* ChildByRape: in ''The King's Peace''
* {{Confessional}}: in ''Tooth and Claw''
* {{Curse}}: In the ''King's Peace'' world, certain characters have the ability to lay a curse on someone that they will die the next time a certain thing happens; a major example in the series is a man who is cursed to die if he says his name in another character's presence.
* {{Deconstruction}}: ''Tooth and Claw'' deconstructs the assumptions and tropes of Victorian novels by displaying an alien society in which they actually make sense.
* DividedForPublication: ''The King's Peace''/''The King's Name''
* EvilMatriarch: in ''Among Others''
* TheFairFolk: In ''Among Others''
* FantasticReligiousWeirdness: "[[http://papersky.livejournal.com/443771.html When we were robots in Egypt]]"
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: In ''The King's Peace'' series -- Tir Tanagiri (Britain), until recently held by the Vincans (Romans), is suffering from raids by the Jarns (Vikings), and so on.
* FantasyContraception:
** In ''The King's Peace'' series.
** ''Lifelode'' [[spoiler:is about the god of marriage trying to introduce exactly the same kind of fantasy contraception that ''The King's Peace'' has.]]
* {{Geas}}: The novels set in the Fantasy Counterpart Britain have, courtesy of Fantasy Counterpart Ireland, "curses" that are very similar to the geases of Irish mythology.
* JackassGenie: In ''The King's Peace'', the Jarns' god Gangrader, who finds it amusing to give his followers exactly what they asked for, in such a way that they don't get what they actually wanted.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: ''Tooth and Claw'' is a quote from Tennyson.
* MadOracle: Several examples in ''The King's Peace'' series. Part of it is that oracles can't see ''the'' future, only the futures of nearby [[AlternateHistory alternate timelines]], any one of which may or may not be the same as the future that actually happens.
* MagicalRealism: ''Among Others''. Life in a girl's boarding shcool, whose bookish, FishOutOfWater protagonist just happens to be the daughter of a witch, a witch herself and who consorts regularly with fairies.
* TheNounAndTheNoun: ''Tooth and Claw''
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Refers to it as [[http://www.irosf.com/q/zine/article/10407 "The Tiffany Problem"]], where Tiffany is a perfectly legitimate medieval name (a variant of Theophania) but it looks and sounds too modern for readers.
* ReligiousRobot: Played with in [[http://papersky.livejournal.com/443771.html "When we were robots in Egypt"]].
* RemovedFromThePicture: In ''Among Others'', after Mori's mother finds out where she's gone, she starts sending Mori old family photos with Mori burned out of them. Since Mori's mother is a witch, there's more to this than just an expression of her feelings.
* RogueDrone: Hanethe in ''Lifelode'', who [[spoiler:used to be a part of the god of marriage until she disagreed with a decision and was kicked out.]]
* ShoutOut[=/=]TakeThat: Many to various authors in ''Among Others''
* TrialByCombat: in ''The King's Peace''
* YearOutsideHourInside: in ''The King's Peace''
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Jo Walton is a Welsh fantasy and science fiction writer now living in Canada. Her novels include:

* ''The King's Peace'' and ''The King's Name'': Duology set in a fantasy world resembling Dark Age Britain, and featuring that world's equivalent of KingArthur.
* ''The Prize in the Game'': Another novel set in the same world.
* ''Tooth and Claw'': The novel Creator/AnthonyTrollope might have written [[XMeetsY if he were a dragon]]. Winner of the WorldFantasyAward in 2004.
* The ''Literature/SmallChange'' trilogy -- ''Farthing'', ''Ha'penny'', ''Half a Crown'': Detective novels set in an alternate history where World War II ended with Hitler still alive and in possession of most of continental Europe.
* ''Literature/AmongOthers'': 15-year-old Mori has recently lost her twin sister at hands of [[EvilMatriarch their mother]], a powerful witch. She escapes into fiction and the dullness of her boarding school life, but the world of fairies and dangerous magic is always closer than is comfortable. [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2011/01/20/the-big-idea-jo-walton/ Loosely inspired by events from Jo's childhood in Wales]]. Won the NebulaAward in 2011 and the HugoAward in 2012.

She has also written many short stories and poems.
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!!Works by Jo Walton with their own trope page include:

* Literature/SmallChange

!!Jo Walton's other works provide examples of:

* AsleepForDays: Sulien, following a major battle in ''The King's Peace''
* BizarreAlienBiology: in ''Tooth and Claw''
* ChildByRape: in ''The King's Peace''
* {{Confessional}}: in ''Tooth and Claw''
* {{Curse}}: In the ''King's Peace'' world, certain characters have the ability to lay a curse on someone that they will die the next time a certain thing happens; a major example in the series is a man who is cursed to die if he says his name in another character's presence.
* {{Deconstruction}}: ''Tooth and Claw'' deconstructs the assumptions and tropes of Victorian novels by displaying an alien society in which they actually make sense.
* DividedForPublication: ''The King's Peace''/''The King's Name''
* EvilMatriarch: in ''Among Others''
* TheFairFolk: In ''Among Others''
* FantasticReligiousWeirdness: "[[http://papersky.livejournal.com/443771.html When we were robots in Egypt]]"
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: In ''The King's Peace'' series -- Tir Tanagiri (Britain), until recently held by the Vincans (Romans), is suffering from raids by the Jarns (Vikings), and so on.
* FantasyContraception:
** In ''The King's Peace'' series.
** ''Lifelode'' [[spoiler:is about the god of marriage trying to introduce exactly the same kind of fantasy contraception that ''The King's Peace'' has.]]
* {{Geas}}: The novels set in the Fantasy Counterpart Britain have, courtesy of Fantasy Counterpart Ireland, "curses" that are very similar to the geases of Irish mythology.
* JackassGenie: In ''The King's Peace'', the Jarns' god Gangrader, who finds it amusing to give his followers exactly what they asked for, in such a way that they don't get what they actually wanted.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: ''Tooth and Claw'' is a quote from Tennyson.
* MadOracle: Several examples in ''The King's Peace'' series. Part of it is that oracles can't see ''the'' future, only the futures of nearby [[AlternateHistory alternate timelines]], any one of which may or may not be the same as the future that actually happens.
* MagicalRealism: ''Among Others''. Life in a girl's boarding shcool, whose bookish, FishOutOfWater protagonist just happens to be the daughter of a witch, a witch herself and who consorts regularly with fairies.
* TheNounAndTheNoun: ''Tooth and Claw''
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Refers to it as [[http://www.irosf.com/q/zine/article/10407 "The Tiffany Problem"]], where Tiffany is a perfectly legitimate medieval name (a variant of Theophania) but it looks and sounds too modern for readers.
* ReligiousRobot: Played with in [[http://papersky.livejournal.com/443771.html "When we were robots in Egypt"]].
* RemovedFromThePicture: In ''Among Others'', after Mori's mother finds out where she's gone, she starts sending Mori old family photos with Mori burned out of them. Since Mori's mother is a witch, there's more to this than just an expression of her feelings.
* RogueDrone: Hanethe in ''Lifelode'', who [[spoiler:used to be a part of the god of marriage until she disagreed with a decision and was kicked out.]]
* ShoutOut[=/=]TakeThat: Many to various authors in ''Among Others''
* TrialByCombat: in ''The King's Peace''
* YearOutsideHourInside: in ''The King's Peace''
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23rd Dec '12 11:06:20 AM tricksterson
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* MagicalRealism: ''Among Others''. Life in a girl's boarding shcool, whose bookish, FishOutOfWater protagonist just happens to be the daughter of a witch, a witch herself and who consorts regularly with fairies.


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* ShoutOut[=/=]TakeThat: Many to various authors in ''Among Others''
25th Oct '12 6:48:20 AM PaulA
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* RemovedFromThePicture: In ''Among Others'', after Mori's mother finds out where she's gone, she starts sending Mori old family photos with Mori burned out of them. Since Mori's mother is a witch, there's more to this than just an expression of her feelings.
19th Sep '12 12:13:00 AM Xtifr
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* ''Tooth and Claw'': The novel Creator/AnthonyTrollope might have written [[XMeetsY if he were a dragon]].

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* ''Tooth and Claw'': The novel Creator/AnthonyTrollope might have written [[XMeetsY if he were a dragon]]. Winner of the WorldFantasyAward in 2004.
8th Sep '12 9:40:18 PM Xtifr
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* ''Among Others'': 15-year-old Mori has recently lost her twin sister at hands of [[EvilMatriarch their mother]], a powerful witch. She escapes into fiction and the dullness of her boarding school life, but the world of fairies and dangerous magic is always closer than is comfortable. [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2011/01/20/the-big-idea-jo-walton/ Loosely inspired by events from Jo's childhood in Wales]]. Won the HugoAward in 2012.

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* ''Among Others'': ''Literature/AmongOthers'': 15-year-old Mori has recently lost her twin sister at hands of [[EvilMatriarch their mother]], a powerful witch. She escapes into fiction and the dullness of her boarding school life, but the world of fairies and dangerous magic is always closer than is comfortable. [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2011/01/20/the-big-idea-jo-walton/ Loosely inspired by events from Jo's childhood in Wales]]. Won the NebulaAward in 2011 and the HugoAward in 2012.
8th Sep '12 4:06:18 AM PaulA
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* ''Among Others'': 15-year-old Mori has recently lost her twin sister at hands of [[EvilMatriarch their mother]], a powerful witch. She escapes into fiction and the dullness of her boarding school life, but the world of fairies and dangerous magic is always closer than is comfortable. [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2011/01/20/the-big-idea-jo-walton/ Loosely inspired by events from Jo's childhood in Wales]].

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* ''Among Others'': 15-year-old Mori has recently lost her twin sister at hands of [[EvilMatriarch their mother]], a powerful witch. She escapes into fiction and the dullness of her boarding school life, but the world of fairies and dangerous magic is always closer than is comfortable. [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2011/01/20/the-big-idea-jo-walton/ Loosely inspired by events from Jo's childhood in Wales]].
Wales]]. Won the HugoAward in 2012.
8th Sep '12 12:52:50 AM Xtifr
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* The "Literature/SmallChange" trilogy -- ''Farthing'', ''Ha'penny'', ''Half a Crown'': Detective novels set in an alternate history where World War II ended with Hitler still alive and in possession of most of continental Europe.

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* The "Literature/SmallChange" ''Literature/SmallChange'' trilogy -- ''Farthing'', ''Ha'penny'', ''Half a Crown'': Detective novels set in an alternate history where World War II ended with Hitler still alive and in possession of most of continental Europe.
19th May '12 11:46:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''Tooth and Claw'': The novel AnthonyTrollope might have written [[XMeetsY if he were a dragon]].

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* ''Tooth and Claw'': The novel AnthonyTrollope Creator/AnthonyTrollope might have written [[XMeetsY if he were a dragon]].
17th Dec '11 7:31:58 AM PaulA
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* FantasyContraception: In ''The King's Peace'' series. ''Lifelode'' [[spoiler:is about the god of marriage trying to introduce exactly the same kind of fantasy contraception that ''The King's Peace'' has.]]

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* FantasyContraception: FantasyContraception:
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''Lifelode'' [[spoiler:is about the god of marriage trying to introduce exactly the same kind of fantasy contraception that ''The King's Peace'' has.]]
17th Dec '11 7:22:48 AM Micah
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* FantasyContraception: In ''The King's Peace'' series. ''Lifelode'' [[spoiler:is about the god of marriage trying to introduce exactly the same kind of fantasy contraception that ''Th King's Peace'' series has.]]

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* FantasyContraception: In ''The King's Peace'' series. ''Lifelode'' [[spoiler:is about the god of marriage trying to introduce exactly the same kind of fantasy contraception that ''Th ''The King's Peace'' series has.]]
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