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All the Birds in the Sky

Category: Book
By (author): Anders, Charlie Jane
Subject:  FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
  FICTION / Fantasy / General
  FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Published: January 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 9.25in x 6.13in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*The very short list of novels that dare to traffic as freely in the uncanny and wondrous as in big ideas-I think of masterpieces like The Lathe of Heaven ; Cloud Atlas ; Little, Big -has just been extended by one.-Michael Chabon "Charlie Jane Anders has entwined strands of science and fantasy, both as genres and as ways of experiencing life, into a luminous novel that reveals the exhilarating necessity of each."-John Hodgman "Two crazy kids, one gifted in science, the other in magic, meet as children, part and meet again over many years. Will they find love? Will they save the world? Or will they destroy it and everyone in it? Read Anders's lively, wacky, sexy, scary, weird and wonderful book to find the answers."-Karen Joy Fowler
Biographical NoteCharlie Jane Anders is the co-editor-in-chief of, the extraordinarily popular Gawker Media site devoted to science fiction and fantasy. Her story "Six Months, Three Days" won the 2013 Hugo Award and was subsequently picked up for development into a NBC television series. Her mainstream novel Choir Boy (2006) won the Lambda Literary Award.