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The Resource What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton

What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton

Label
What Makes This Book So Great
Title
What Makes This Book So Great
Statement of responsibility
Jo Walton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As any reader of Jo Walton's Among Others might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books. In 2008, then-new science-fiction mega-site Tor.com asked Walton to blog regularly about her re-reading--about all kinds of older fantasy and SF, ranging from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. These posts have consistently been among the most popular features of Tor.com. Now this volumes presents a selection of the best of them, ranging from short essays to long reassessments of some of the field's most ambitious series. Among Walton's many subjects here are the Zones of Thought novels of Vernor Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by "mainstream"; the underappreciated SF adventures of C. J. Cherryh; the field's many approaches to time travel; the masterful science fiction of Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children; the early Hainish novels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein novel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely readable, engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walton, Jo
Dewey number
813/.0876209
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS374.S35
LC item number
W35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction, American
  • Fantasy fiction, American
  • Books and reading
Label
What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
446 pages
Isbn
9780765331939
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013028170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)855909865
  • (OCoLC)ocn855909865
  • 2046129
Label
What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
446 pages
Isbn
9780765331939
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013028170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)855909865
  • (OCoLC)ocn855909865
  • 2046129

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