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Although this is a site mostly about SFF, it doesn't belong to the Jo Walton who wrote Among Others, The Just City, and many other things. That Jo has a website here, & tweets as @BluejoWalton.

This Jo (@jolwalton) often goes by Jo Lindsay Walton. Below is 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 look for the tree whose branches spell josephclwalton.



Economic Science Fiction and Fantasy database
Currently just over a hundred articles exploring economic themes in science fiction and fantasy. I would love it if people would suggest new entries, or submit articles for inclusion. Excerpts and reprints are fine. More suggestions about economics in SF and fantasy by women and people of color are especially welcome. There's a formal call here, but if in doubt, just go ahead & send it! The database is one of those things that sort of grew and grew without a plan. I'm exploring options for eventually migrating it off the Blogger platform, and looking into what else could be done to improve it as a resource for writers, fans, and researchers. If you have ideas or resources you'd like to share, please get in touch. Some of my own writing about economics and science fiction is collected here.

Novels
Invocation, a very long paranormal romance. "Neil Gaiman on crack," says Interzone. Neil, can you confirm.
Meet Me in the Tall Grass, a science fiction novel. Difficult to get into, and if you make it to the end, unsatisfying!
Out of print: Marta and the Demons was a very short near future sf novel. But I've now expanded it into a bigger novel, I Have Seen You In Forever, not yet published.

Vector
Together with Polina Levontin, I edit Vector, the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association. Why not become a member?

Short fiction
The Internet of Things Your Mother Never Told You (Twelve Tomorrows)
It's OK to Say if You Went Back in Time and Killed Baby Hitler (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)

Novel extracts
Froggy Goes Piggy (The Long+Short)
Cat, I Must Work! (Big Echo)

Sputniks
The Sputniks Awards were an experimental literary award for books published in 2015. The winner was The Fifth Season so I guess the experiment worked.

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. 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.
Syndicate Series was me, Sam, and 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.

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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