Starlings by Jo Walton

Into the Wild

Starlings Read Online Free - 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.

Title : Starlings
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ISBN : 1616960566
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Bradley rated it ★★★★☆

December 21, 2017

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. The fact is, Ms. Walton has taste. Granted, I've only read three of her books before now, with thi...

Sara rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 18, 2017

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 good measure. Starlings covers the more folk and myths aspect of stories with a wide variety of s...

Kaitlin rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 22, 2018

* 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 that some of her work wasn't really my cup of tea, and I wanted to try out her short fiction to...

Hannah rated it ★★★☆☆

January 27, 2018

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 rated it ★★★☆☆

February 18, 2018

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.

Rachel (Kalanadi) rated it ★★★☆☆

January 04, 2018

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 commentary about learning to write short stories, this collection naturally drew my attention to...

Alina rated it ★★★★☆

January 14, 2018

***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 fairytale-like to SF, but all were entrancing and written with a lyrical voice that I liked quite a lo...

Nikki rated it ★★★★★

November 05, 2017

Received to review via Tachyon; publication date 30th January 2018 It’s no secret that I love Jo Walton’s work, and I’d better add here that I’ve spent time with her as well — I’d call her a friend. Still, I knew her work first, and this is a fun collection. Jo may say she doesn’t know how to writ...

Hollis rated it ★☆☆☆☆

December 10, 2017

Part of me wishes I had never requested this anthology of short stories, jokes, poetry, etc. I've long meant to read one of Walton's books (I have AMONG OTHERS on my shelf at the mo) and thought this would give me a glimpse into her writing or tease me to want to read other things she's written....

Melanie rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 19, 2018

Sadly not my thing at all. I can’t say I fully got the point of these stories.

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