Come see All the Birds in the Sky author Charlie Jane Anders read from her brand new novel, The City in the Middle of the Night!
On a planet with an eternal day side and night side, one girl named Sophie gets banished into the never-ending darkness—but she survives by learning to communicate with the creatures who live in the night. Together with a damaged smuggler named Mouth, Sophie will journey through unbelievable hazards to discover the truth about her world.
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Charlie Jane Anders is the author of All the Birds in the Sky, which won the Nebula, Locus and Crawford awards and was on Time Magazine's list of the 10 best novels of 2016. Her Tor.com story "Six Months, Three Days" won a Hugo Award and appears in a new short story collection called Six Months, Three Days, Five Others. Her short fiction has appeared in Tor.com, Wired Magazine, Slate, Tin House, Conjunctions, Boston Review, Asimov's Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, ZYZZYVA, and several anthologies. She was a founding editor of io9.com, a site about science fiction, science and futurism, and she organizes the monthly Writers With Drinks reading series. Her first novel, Choir Boy, won a Lambda Literary Award.
What people are saying about The City in the Middle of the Night:
“City In the Middle of the Night is a breathtaking work of imagination and storytelling, set in a world of originality, intelligence and empathy... making the case for Anders as this generation’s Le Guin.” — Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less.
“I'm astounded by Charlie Jane Anders' imaginative powers and the scope of her storytelling. A stunning novel.” Edan Lepucki, author of Woman No. 17.
“The City in the Middle of the Night is a wildly inventive, inventively radical, and radically subtle mad rush of a novel.” — Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife.
“The City In The Middle of the Night reads like a classic from another timeline; it's the kind of pure, high-concept, far-future science fiction that presses all my buttons.” — Robin Sloan, author of Sourdough.
“A tale that unfolds with precision, presenting wholly original ideas, new and beautiful life forms, and chillingly extrapolated and corrupt societies. I highly recommend [it].” — Anthony Rapp, Star Trek: Discovery
“The City In The Middle of the Night does everything right. The world is so strange and so familiar. The characters are beautiful and ugly and flawed and perfect. The action keeps you on the edge of your seat. ... The journey you go on is so vast that you lose track of time and come out a changed person at the end. At once more human and more alien.” — Daveed Diggs
“Anders contains multitudes; it’s always a fascinating and worthwhile surprise to see what she comes up with next.” — Kirkus (starred review)
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