Starlings

Starlings

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An intimate first flight of short fiction from award-winning novelist Jo Walton (Among Others, The King’s Peace).

A strange Eritrean coin travels from lovers to thieves, gathering stories before meeting its match. Google becomes sentient and proceeds toward an existential crisis. An idealistic dancer on a generation ship makes an impassioned plea for creativity and survival. Three Irish siblings embark on an unlikely quest, stealing enchanted items via bad poetry, trickery, and an assist from the Queen of Cats.

With these captivating initial glimpses into her storytelling psyche, Jo Walton shines through subtle myths and wholly reinvented realities. Through eclectic stories, subtle vignettes, inspired poetry, and more, Walton soars with humans, machines, and magic—rising from the everyday into the universe itself.

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Title:Starlings
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  • Jo Walton

    It's a mix really. I've never found short fiction easy, and I've only relatively recently figured out how to do it at all. I'm frankly amazed that over seventeen years I've amassed enough for a collec...

  • Bradley

    I was delighted to find out that I could read and enjoy Jo Walton's first short story (and poetry) collection on Netgalley and saving it just in time for xmas. I do that with authors I really enjoy. T...

  • Sara

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I always find short stories to be an eclectic mix of good and bad, and this was no exception, with some poetry and plays thrown in for ...

  • Claudia

    Jo Walton has one of the most beautiful writings I have ever came across (Robin Hobb is the only one who can surpass her, from my PoV). I loved My Real Children and I hoped to enjoy this one just as...

  • Kaitlin

    * This was sent to me by the publisher for an honest review *I was really quite excited to receive this book as I have read Jo Walton's work before and enjoyed some of it greatly. However, I also knew...

  • Hannah

    Uneven. I parts absolutely wonderful, in parts flat. Enough to convince me that I need to read her novels though.Review to come....

  • Sarah Marie

    My average rating for the entire collection is exactly 3 stars. Review to come when I'm not drowning in homework and trying to catch up on studying....

  • Sherwood Smith

    As a kid, I and my sibs had candy so seldom that I could make a pack of M&Ms last for weeks, allowing myself one a day. I’d nibble that single candy with my front teeth so that it took longer to enj...

  • Rachel (Kalanadi)

    Starlings was my first real dive into Walton's short stories and poetry. Ultimately it felt like a mishmash of stories I liked and pieces that didn't really feel like short stories. With Walton's own ...

  • Alina

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Tachyon in exchange for an honest review.The only thing that unites this collection is the author: the short stories are diverse, ranging from fairy...