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The Philosopher Kings is the direct sequel to Jo Walton’s excellent novel The Just City. If you haven’t read that first book yet, stop reading this now and instead check out my review. The new novel is set about twenty … Continue reading
In Jo Walton’s newest novel The Just City, the goddess Pallas Athena uses her divine powers to create an approximation of Plato’s Republic. As in, she literally sets up a mini-version of the ideal state as described in The Republic, … Continue reading
A wise person once told me that 50% of your life’s happiness derives from one decision: who will be your significant other? Or possibly I just heard it on Dr. Phil—I don’t know. In either case, Jo Walton’s lovely new … Continue reading
Just for fun, I decided to round out what’s somehow turned into an official “Jo Walton Week” here at Far Beyond Reality by posting my old review of Tooth and Claw, following my earlier reviews of Among Others and Walton’s … Continue reading
I just realized that I never posted my old review of Jo Walton’s Among Others here. With the release of the author’s essay collection What Makes This Book So Great (my review), I thought this would be a good time … Continue reading