The accented SF author and blogger Jo Walton was the guest on Notes From Coode Street podcast #65. She talked about her new half fantasy/half autobiographical novel Among Others. She went on to discuss her Revisiting the Hugos series at Tor. She covers Hugos in the years 1953-2000.
Somehow this led me to obsessively clicking through each year, looking for good books that stood the test of time. I was surprised that she hated Neuromancer (didn’t like the characters, look for bluejo in the comments), and hated The Sparrow (don’t know why). She also has lots of separate blog posts about rereads of different novels she loved, covering plenty of C.J. Cherryh, Samuel R. Delany, and Lois McMaster Bujold. I didn’t find a nice index, but here’s a listing of all of ‘bluejo’s’ (Jo Walton’s) Tor.com posts. I’m looking forward to her series on Hugo-winning novellas.
|MP3| of the podcast episode.
(Note: we’re recording a Neuromancer discussion on November 12th.)
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