All the Birds in the Sky
Paperback | Apr 2016 | Titan Publishing Group | 9781785650550 | 320pp | 203x130mm | GEN | AUD$19.99, NZD$22.99
Winner of the 'Best Novel' in the 2017 Nebula Awards & Nominated for a Hugo Award
Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high 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 into the changing global climate.
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 realise 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.
'Into each generation of science fiction/fantasydom a master absurdist must fall, and it's quite possible that with All The Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders has established herself as the one for the Millennials.' — N K Jemisin, NYT Book Review
'In All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders darts and soars, with dazzling aplomb, throwing lightning bolts of literary style that shimmer with enchantment or electrons.' — Michael Chabon