Monday, May 29, 2017

All the Birds in the Sky

Charlie Jane Anders 
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The novel was generally well received by critics. It won the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 2017 IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award; it was also a 2017 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel finalist and was nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

An ancient society of witches and a hipster technological startup go war as 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.

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