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All the Birds in the Sky

por Charlie Jane Anders

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When Patricia Delfine was six years old, a wounded bird led her deep into the forest to the Parliament of Birds, where she met the Great Tree and was asked a question that would determine the course of her life. When Laurence Armstead was in grade school, he cobbled together a wristwatch-sized device that could send its wearer two seconds into the future. When Patricia and Laurence first met in high school, they didn't understand one another at all. But as time went on, they kept bumping into one another's lives. Now they're both grown up, 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. Neither Laurence nor Patricia can keep pace with the speed at which things fall apart. But something bigger than either of them, something begun deep in their childhoods, is determined to bring them together. And will.… (mais)
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A few fun ideas sunk by some bad writing. It held my attention to the end but it also caused me to stop several times just to show somebody a crazy awful sentence or phrase. ( )
  phinze | Nov 26, 2021 |
I tried. I really did. I wanted to like this book. I really enjoyed Charlie Jane Anders' short story on Levar Burton Reads a while back, but I just could not get into this book. The characters are nonsensical. There are random plot twists that make no sense (What was the point of the military academy at all??). The assassin was a terrible character that also made no sense. I could not form an emotional connection to either of the two leads. I just do not care what happens to them.

This is just the second book in nine years for book club that I will not finish. ( )
  LeBleuUn | Nov 14, 2021 |
In short, not for me.
  autoclave | Oct 4, 2021 |
This book reminds me of those books Id stay up all night finishing as a kid, but appropriately aged. And I kind of did do that, for the first time in a while, cuz everything else I read is kind of sleepy paced. Anyway this reminded me of the early covid days when no one knew what was coming next and what was gonna happen, and once me and my crew went down to sixth street to see it was all boarded up and a homeless guy drew a picture of us. The magic vs tech debate was treated with nuance too, this book made me super happy thank you ( )
  jooniper | Sep 10, 2021 |
Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead were close friends in childhood, but a series of incidents in high school led them to part ways. For Patricia, the development of magical powers was not expected, but it opened a whole new realm of possibilities. And Laurence's tinkering led to a breakthrough--if you consider a time machine a breakthrough, and you probably should consider a time machine a breakthrough--that was similarly unanticipated. So when the two cross paths again years later, it should be no surprise that Patricia has graduated from a magical academy and is putting her powers to use to protect the world from catastrophe while Laurence is working with a group of genius engineers to develop similarly world-altering technology. Of course, it should also be no surprise that there are forces at play that neither of them expected that they will need to confront together if they are to avert the biggest catastrophe of them all...

I hesitate to praise this as "wildly original" (as I have seen elsewhere) because this is by far not the first time we have seen magical realism and it certainly not the last time we will ever see it. But there is something about the way the writer has developed the characters that certainly made me feel like I was being plunged into a world that is fresh and new. It's an engaging and entertaining story, which I think many will find difficult to put down. There's a hint of fantasy, a hint of science fiction, a dash of dystopia, and even a bit of real science all wrapped up here with a tattered bow. ( )
  crtsjffrsn | Aug 27, 2021 |
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In the game of life and evolution there are three players at the table: human beings, nature, and machines. I am firmly on the side of nature. But nature, I suspect, is on the side of machines. -George Dyson, Darwin Among the Machines
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When Patricia Delfine was six years old, a wounded bird led her deep into the forest to the Parliament of Birds, where she met the Great Tree and was asked a question that would determine the course of her life. When Laurence Armstead was in grade school, he cobbled together a wristwatch-sized device that could send its wearer two seconds into the future. When Patricia and Laurence first met in high school, they didn't understand one another at all. But as time went on, they kept bumping into one another's lives. Now they're both grown up, 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. Neither Laurence nor Patricia can keep pace with the speed at which things fall apart. But something bigger than either of them, something begun deep in their childhoods, is determined to bring them together. And will.

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