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Although this is a site mostly about fantasy and science fiction, it isn't the blog of the Jo Walton who wrote Among Others, The Just City, and many other things. That Jo has a websiteblogs on Tor.com & tweets as @BluejoWalton.

This Jo (@jolwalton) goes by Jo L. Walton or Jo Lindsay Walton, or sometimes Jow Walton or Jow Lindsay Walton, or just the Other Jo Walton. Below there's a list of things I'm to blame for. If it's not on the list, it's probably not by me!

If you'd like to contact me, use Twitter or go to the gmail woods and and look for the tree whose branches spell josephclwalton.

Economic Science Fiction and Fantasy database
growing resource (soon to be post-scarce, probably). I would love it if people would suggest new entries, or send me articles for inclusion (including excerpts, reprints). More on economics in SF and fantasy by women and people of color would be especially welcome. There's a formal call here, but if in doubt, just go ahead & send it!

Novels
Invocation, a very long paranormal romance.
Marta and the Demons was a very short near future sf novel. But I've now expanded it into a bigger novel, Alice Shrugged, not yet published.

Short fiction
The Internet of Things Your Mother Never Told You (Twelve Tomorrows)
It's Okay to Say if You Went Back in Time and Killed Baby Hitler (Up & Coming / Medium)
Froggy Goes Piggy (The Long+Short)
Cat, I Must Work! (Big Echo)
The Comedy of the Commons (Economic Science Fictions)
Cowards Are Great! (Cambridge Literary Review, with Samantha Walton)
Notes toward the party as a dead form (Cambridge Literary Review, with Samantha Walton)
The Owl, the Pussycat and the Jetpack (a collection of earlier short fiction, now out of print)

Sputniks
The Sputniks Awards are also a bit of an experiment, and we'd love to hear your thoughts about fandom and literary awards in general.

Vector
I have just recently, together with Polina Levontin, taken over the editorship of the BSFA's Vector, and am currently standing inside what I think are the very big shoes of Anna McFarlane and Glynn Morgan, shouting, "Hello?!" and hearing only eerie echoes.

Academic
Academia.edu.
I'm co-editing a collection of essays on labour in contemporary poetry, and two special issues of journals, one on crime fiction and the environment, and one on secrecy in contemporary poetry.
See also Economic Humanities below.

Other Criticism
Newb Maps of Hell Vol. I (Kindle only: UK / US).
On this blog: reviewsexecutive summarynew genre Wednesdayshypothesis ThursdaysMonday's child (the last one all about names in F&SF).
Most of my SF reviews are for Interzone.

Sad Press Games
Some small, slightly experimental tabletop RPGs can all be had for free or pittances at Sad Press Games.

Sad Press Poetry
Sad Press is the small press I run with Samantha Walton. Sad Press and Joe Luna's Hi Zero also publish the online poetry reviews journal Hix Eros (always looking for new reviewers: get in touch!). And I have sometimes written poetry & other things under pseudonyms which are mostly open secrets.

I also used to do Bad Press with Marianne Morris and Jonathan Stevenson.

Organizational & Misc.
Sam and I are administering the new Sputnik Awards for speculative fiction. Syndicate Series was us too (with Lila Matsumoto). My older poetry blogs were called Everyone's Cup of Tea.

Economic Humanities
I run the Economic Humanities blog. In 2018 I will be doing some things around the intersection of literature, economics, and economic sociology. This will hopefully include finishing a book on economics in contemporary speculative fiction, working title: Liquid Evil: Speculative Fiction, Speculative Finance.

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If you want to get in touch, I'm on Twitter as @jolwalton, or go to gmail and ask for josephclwalton. & sort of on Tumblr & very much on Patreon. & actually technically have an Instagram & a Vine which I should really get more into, but.

Blogs blogs blogs blogs. Here's the "about" post I wrote when I started this blog, back when it was still called The Lorraine Concern. Things haven't really worked out the way I planned. Some important stuff to think about now:































































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