Résumé : 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 of 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 ever-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.

Edition : Tor Books

 

Mon Avis : On continue dans mon challenge de lectures concernant le prix Hugo 2017 avec le roman de Charlie Jane Anders. L’auteur est peut être connu de certains, étant la fondatrice du site io9 où elle a longtemps oeuvrer avant de le quitter il y a quelques années de cela pour se consacrer à l’écriture. Elle a aussi gagné le prix Hugo en 2012 pour sa novellette Six Months, Three Days. All The Birds in the Sky est son premier roman et il fait clairement parti des grands favoris pour le prix Hugo, ayant déjà gagné le Crawford award le Nebula Award et le Locus Award. Concernant l’illustration de la couverture, je la trouve très sympathique et efficace.

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