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SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB

Mac's Backs Science Fiction Book Club will discuss All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders on Wednesday, October 25th at 7 p.m.

An ancient society of witches and a hipster technological startup go to war in order to prevent 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.

"Two crazy kids, one gifted in science, the other in magic, meet as children, part and meet again over many years. Will they find love? Will they save the world? Or will they destroy it and everyone in it? Read Anders lively, wacky, sexy, scary, weird and wonderful book to find the answers." --Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club

Before writing fiction full-time, Charlie Jane Anders was for many years an editor of the extraordinarily popular science fiction and fantasy site io9.com. Her debut novel, the mainstream Choir Boy, won the 2006 Lambda Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Edmund White Award. Her Tor.com story "Six Months, Three Days" won the 2013 Hugo Award and was optioned for television. Her debut SFF novel All the Birds in the Sky, has been shortlisted for the 2016 Nebula Award in the Novel category and earned praise from, among others, Michael Chabon, Lev Grossman, and Karen Joy Fowler. She has also had fiction published by McSweeney'sLightspeed, and ZYZZYVA. Her journalism has appeared in Salon, the Wall Street JournalMother Jones, and many other outlets.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
1820 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
All the Birds in the Sky Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765379955
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - April 11th, 2017