9th Ave: Charlie Jane Anders

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.

 

 

Charlie Jane Anders, editor-in-chief of io9.com, reads from her novel, All the Birds in the Sky.

 

 

Praise for All the Birds in the Sky

 

“What a magnificent novel—a glorious synthesis of magic and technology, joy and sorrow, romance and wisdom. Unmissable.” — Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians

 
“Everything you could ask for in a debut novel – a fresh look at science fiction’s most cherished memes, ruthlessly shredded and lovingly reassembled.” - Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother
 
“In All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders darts and soars, with dazzling aplomb, among the hypotheticals of science fiction, the counterfactuals of fantasy, and the bittersweet mundanities of contemporary American life, throwing lightning bolts of literary style that shimmer with enchantment or electrons. She tackles profound, complicated questions, vast and insignificant as the fate of the planet, tiny and crucial as the vagaries of friendship, rocketing the reader through a pocket-sized epic of identity whose sharply-drawn protagonists come to feel like the reader’s best friends. The very short list of novels that dare to traffic as freely in the uncanny and wondrous as in big ideas, and to create an entire, consistent, myth-ridden alternate world that is still unmistakably our own, all while breaking the reader’s heart into the bargain—I think of masterpieces like The Lathe of Heaven; Cloud Atlas; Little, Big—has just been extended by one.” — Michael Chabon, author of Telegraph Avenue
 

 

About All the Birds in the Sky:

 

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.

 

About Charlie Jane Anders:

Charlie Jane Anders is an American journalist, editor, and fiction writer. Her novel "Choir Boy" won a Lambda Literary Award in 2005. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is managing editor of the science fiction website io9.

 

All the Birds in the Sky Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9780765379948
Availability: Hard to Find. Not available to order.
Published: Tor Books - January 26th, 2016

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