All the birds in the sky
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 Paste 's 50 Best Books of the 21st Century (So Far) List "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 apart. 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 a world filled with cruelty, scientific ingenuity, and magic.
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|Grouping Author||anders charlie|
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|display_description||"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"--|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000476899|Book|Books|First Edition.|English|TOR Books,|2016.|316 pages ; 25 cm., overdrive:4c9bce49-abfa-4482-a279-adde4300e6ee|eBook|eBook||English|Tom Doherty Associates|2016||
|subject_facet||Fantasy fiction, American, Magic -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Time travel -- Fiction|
|title_display||All the birds in the sky|
|title_full||All the Birds in the Sky, All the birds in the sky / Charlie Jane Anders|
|title_short||All the birds in the sky|
|topic_facet||Fantasy, Fantasy fiction, American, Fiction, Magic, Man-woman relationships, Science Fiction, Time travel|