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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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Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now
Winner of the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel
Finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel

"The book is full of quirkiness and playful detail...but there's an overwhelming depth and poignancy to its virtuoso ending." --NPR

From the former editor-in-chief of io9.com, a stunning Nebula Award-winning and Hugo-shortlisted novel about the end of the world--and the beginning of our future

An ancient society of witches and a hipster technological startup go to war in order to prevent the world from tearing itself. To further complicate things, each of the groups' most promising followers (Patricia, a brilliant witch and Laurence, an engineering "wunderkind") may just be in love with each other.

As the battle between magic and science wages in San Francisco against the backdrop of international chaos, Laurence and Patricia are forced to choose sides. But their choices will determine the fate of the planet and all mankind.

In a fashion unique to Charlie Jane Anders, All the Birds in the Sky offers a humorous and, at times, heart-breaking exploration of growing up extraordinary in world filled with cruelty, scientific ingenuity, and magic.

About the Author


CHARLIE JANE ANDERS is the former editor-in-chief of io9.com, the extraordinarily popular Gawker Media site devoted to science fiction and fantasy. Her SF and fantasy debut novel, All the Birds in the Sky, won the 2017 Nebula Awards for Best Novel and was a finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award's Best Novel category. Her Tor.com story "Six Months, Three Days" won the 2013 Hugo Award and was subsequently picked up for development into a NBC television series. She has also had fiction published by McSweeney's, Lightspeed, and ZYZZYVA. Her journalism has appeared in Salon, the Wall 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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