Waiting on Wednesday: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Expected publication: February 2, 2016 by Tor Books

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 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 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.

I've been a fan of her posts on io9 for years, and have thoroughly enjoyed her short fiction on tor.com, so it's nice to finally have a full-length novel to explore. This is a woman who knows her genre fiction, who seems to share a lot of my same tastes, and who (most importantly) knows how ot write. February is a long ways away, but with the cover just being revealed, I couldn't wait to give this one a shout-out.


  1. Great choice, Bob! I was going to pick this for today, but I had already prescheduled a Wow post and I just didn't have time. I adore this cover, and this book is already getting tons of attention.

  2. Great pick! I can say that because it's my WoW choice for next week! I've been patiently waiting for the cover reveal for ages and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

  3. I saw the cover reveal of this the other day and the description intrigued me. It's soooo far off though, I hope we'll learn more as we get closer to release.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  4. OOoh nice pick! Totally new to me but definitely sounds intriguing!! Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. sounds like something my publisher would like

  6. Oh, this sounds so good! Now I have to go add it to Goodreads :)


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