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From the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author of Among Others, an utterly original novel about how stories are brought forth.

He has been too many things to count. He has been a dragon with a boy on his back. He has been a scholar, a warrior, a lover, and a thief. He has been dream and dreamer. He has been a god.

But “he” is in fact nothing more than a spark
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: July 7th 2020 by Tor Books
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Jo Walton
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"Of course, all books are easier to read that to describe. This is true even when you’re a character in them, when that’s been your whole life, when you began as the author’s imaginary friend and wound up as narrator, protagonist, and bit part player in her over thirty novels. But I don’t know why we’re talking about you. This is a book about me."

That's the narrator's blurb for Or What You Will, and it's about a good a description of it as I can get.

The first chapter of this book is extremely
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Steven Halter
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just finished an ARC of this— fantastic, in every sense.
Alison
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written, wonderfully strange imagining of the links between author & character, and those between the our world and fictional worlds. Plus a little Shakespeare thrown in there for good measure. What’s not to love?
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Jo Walton writes science fiction and fantasy novels and reads a lot and eats great food. It worries her slightly that this is so exactly what she always wanted to do when she grew up. She comes from Wales, but lives in Montreal.