All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders is finally out!
I’ve had this book on my radar for months. If you read io9.com then so have you. Charlie Jane included the title of her book in the bottom of her pieces providing the perfect tease for this book! As part of her promotions for All the Birds in the Sky, she shared her shelfie with us!
One of my favourite ways to find my next read is exploring shelfies on the Shelfie app. I’m pleased to show you Charlie Jane Anders’ shelfie! This isn’t her entire collection but it’s definitely enough to inspire envy. You can see Lessing, Banks, Doctor Who novels galore and many SF anthologies. Exactly what you’d expect from the editor-in-chief of io9!
Thanks to Anders’ publisher, Tor, All the Birds in the Sky is available for $2.99 to every reader who owns a print copy. Download the app to get your ebook. If you’re new to this book, here’s the back cover copy for this magical book.
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.
You can read the first few chapters online for free at tor.com. I’m 5 chapters in and I’m entranced. This book was definitely worth the wait! If you’re in the US, you might be lucky enough to meet her on tour.
Have you read the book already? Share your thoughts below (no spoilers!). We’ll be posting our review of Book 1 later this week too.