Jo Walton comes from Wales but lives in Montreal, where the food and books are much better. She writes science fiction and fantasy, reads a lot, talks about books, and eats great food. She plans to live to be ninety-nine and write a book every year.
Jo Walton is one of science fiction's most versatile, thoughtful, and gripping writers . . . [A novel] about philosophy, history, gender and freedom [which] also manages to be a spectacular coming-of-age tale that encompasses everything from courtroom dramas to sexual intrigue.An extraordinarily ambitious achievement . . . The Just City is a glorious example of one of the primary purposes of speculative fiction: serving as a map to the potentials and miseries of a possible world. - The Globe and MailJo Walton [is] utterly brilliant. - Independent, on My Real ChildrenRendered with Walton's usual power and beauty. - New York Times, on My Real ChildrenThe award-winning Walton has written a remarkable novel of ideas that demands - and repays - careful reading. It is itself an exercise in philosophy that often, courtesy of Socrates, critically examines Plato's ideas . . . the plot is always accessible and the world building and characterization are superb. In the end, the novel more than does justice to the idea of the Just City. - Booklist (starred review)