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All the Birds in the Sky (Paperback)

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This wonderful book paints an incredibly lush and wildly imaginative world, one I wanted to live in for much longer than the book lasted. At its heart, it is a tale of relationships: the ever married forces of nature and technology, past and future, and, most importantly, the relationship between two people marked by the past as they attempt to save the future.

— Ivy

A modern fable of finding purpose and partnership, disguised in the build-up to an epic confrontation between science and magic, over the fate of the world and humanity. Two children, lost and alone in the modern world, find each other and lose each other again and again, as they grow and think they hold the earth in the palms of their hands. A book that teaches you to embrace the unknown - and more importantly, to embrace your own unknowing, and to give yourself over to the trust of another. A book for anyone who ever found themselves thinking they were grown, and knew everything far before they did - but especially for our millenial generation, as we find ourselves groping in the dark towards the brave new world we know we can create, that we know we will find ourselves in.

— Jocelyn

A magic school, time travel, hilarious talking birds and the end of the world! Charlie Jane Anders has written a genre-blending, trope-upending coming-of-age tale of two friends—a witch and a time traveler—whose inseparable paths alter the fate of the entire planet. Told in refreshing prose with an unpredictable ending that will leave readers of sci-fi and fantasy satisfied, All the Birds is a futuristic fairy tale for all. 

— Jason

February 2016 Indie Next List


“All the Birds in the Sky reads like an instant classic. In tackling big questions about what is really important in life and how we are all connected, the novel soars through magic and science, good and evil, and all the shades in between; through the struggles of children against clueless parents, teachers, and spiteful kids; and through the struggles of adults against a heedless society, all with a love story at its heart. Deep, dark, funny, and wonderful!”
— Sara Hinckley (E), Hudson Booksellers, Newark, NJ

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From the editor-in-chief of io9.com, a stunning novel about the end of the world--and the beginning of our future

Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families.

But now they're both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's every-growing ailments. Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together--to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.

A deeply magical, darkly funny examination of life, love, and the apocalypse.

About the Author


Before writing fiction full-time, Charlie Jane Anders was for many years an editor of the extraordinarily popular science fiction and fantasy site io9.com. Her debut novel, the mainstream Choir Boy, won the 2006 Lambda Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Edmund White Award. Her Tor.com story "Six Months, Three Days" won the 2013 Hugo Award and was optioned for television. Her debut SFF novel All the Birds in the Sky, has been shortlisted for the 2016 Nebula Award in the Novel category and earned praise from, among others, Michael Chabon, Lev Grossman, and Karen Joy Fowler. She has also had fiction published by McSweeney's, Lightspeed, and ZYZZYVA. Her journalism has appeared in Salon, theWall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and many other outlets.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780765379955
ISBN-10: 0765379953
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: April 11th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English

 

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