Creator / Jo Walton
Jo Walton is a Welsh fantasy and science fiction writer now living in Canada. Her novels include:
She has also written many short stories and poems.
Works by Jo Walton with their own trope page include:
- Small Change (Farthing, Ha'penny, Half a Crown)
- Sulien (The King's Peace, The King's Name, and The Prize in the Game)
- Thessaly (The Just City, The Philosopher Kings, Necessity)
Jo Walton's other works provide examples of:
- All Hallows' Eve: in "Among Others" the dead come back for a day on Halloween
- Angsty Surviving Twin: Mori in "Among Others"
- Bizarre Alien Biology: in Tooth and Claw
- Confessional: in Tooth and Claw
- Deconstruction: Tooth and Claw deconstructs the assumptions and tropes of Victorian novels by displaying an alien society in which they actually make sense.
- Dragon Hoard: In Tooth and Claw, dragons have a natural instinct to sleep on piles of hoarded gold. Unfortunately, one cannot do this and invest one's gold in the stock market at the same time.
- Evil Matriarch: in Among Others
- The Fair Folk: In Among Others
- Fantastic Religious Weirdness: "When we were robots in Egypt"
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Tooth and Claw features a dragon society that matches very closely to Victorian England. Except, of course, that they're dragons.
- Fantasy Contraception: Lifelode is about the god of marriage trying to introduce exactly the same kind of fantasy contraception that The King's Peace has.
- Literary Allusion Title: Tooth and Claw is a quote from Tennyson.
- Magical Realism: Among Others. Life in a girl's boarding shcool, whose bookish, Fish out of Water protagonist just happens to be the daughter of a witch, a witch herself and who consorts regularly with fairies.
- The Noun and the Noun: Tooth and Claw
- Reality Is Unrealistic: Refers to it as "The Tiffany Problem", where Tiffany is a perfectly legitimate medieval name (a variant of Theophania) but it looks and sounds too modern for readers.
- Reference Overdosed: the whole point of "Among Others" is describing the main character's experience reading science fiction and fantasy
- Religious Robot: Played with in "When we were robots in Egypt".
- Removed from the Picture: 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.
- Rogue Drone: Hanethe in Lifelode, who used to be a part of the god of marriage until she disagreed with a decision and was kicked out.
- Shout-Out/Take That: Many to various authors in Among Others
- So What Do We Do Now?: Portrayed with a vengeance in the short story "Relentlessly Mundane".