Wednesday, January 20, 2016

2016 Debut Author Challenge Update - All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

The Qwillery is pleased to announce the newest featured author for the 2016 Debut Author Challenge.

Charlie Jane Anders

All the Birds in the Sky
Tor Books, January 26, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

From the editor-in-chief of, 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.

1 comment:

  1. "about the end of the world--and the beginning of our future"

    I think that's one of the things that is so unique about this book (although I haven't read it yet, but want to), is that unlike many apocalyptic stories today, Charlie Anders' speaks about not only an end but a beginning as well. We need more optimistic sci fi like that today. She talks about that in an article at i09 which I found really interesting: