Happy birthday to the Hugo and Nebula Award winner Jo Walton

Beginning with The King’s Peace (2000), Jo Walton’s 13 novels have garnered much acclaim. Not satisfied with just her 2002 Campbell for Best New Writer, Walton has won the World Fantasy (Tooth and Claw, 2003), Prometheus (Ha’penny, 2007, Volume 2 of Small Change trilogy), Mythopoeic (Lifelode [2009], Or What You Will [2020]), and Otherwise (My Real Children, 2014) awards. Among Others (2011) received the trifecta of Hugo, Nebula, and British Fantasy awards. In 2017, she was given Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction (aka Skylark) for her contributions to SF.

Her other novels include the concluding volumes of the King’s Peace trilogy (The King’s Name [2001], The Prize in the Game [2002]), the first and third books of Small Change trilogy (Farthing [2006], Half a Crown [2008]), My Real Children (2014), The Rebirth of Pan (2015), the Thessaly trilogy (The Just City [2015], The Philosopher Kings [2015], Necessity [2016])], and Lent (2019). Walton edited (with Joan Slonczewski) The Helix and the Hard Road (2013).

Cover by Elizabeth Story

Walton’s four volumes of poetry include Muses and Lurkers (2001), Sibyls and Spaceships (2009), Rivers and Robots in the Helix and the Hard Road (2013), and Thought Against Tomorrow (2020). Her most recent collection, this one with fiction and poetry, STARLINGS came out in 2018. Walton’s insightful essays were collected in What Makes This Book So Great (2014) and An Informal History of the Hugos (2018).

All of us at Tachyon wish the talented and charming Jo, a magnificent birthday.