One day the Singularity would elevate humans to cybernetic superbeings, and maybe then people would say what they meant.
Probably not, though.

Every once in a while I’ll stumble across a book that doesn’t quite fit into any particular genre. Is this sci-fi? Magical realism? Urban fantasy? Apocalyptic fiction? All the Birds in the Sky defies categorization by being a little bit of everything.

This novel begins with the unlikely friendship of two outcasts–Patricia Delfine, a budding witch, and Lawrence Armstead, an engineering prodigy. As they get older they grow distant, only for their paths to cross years later once they are both adults. The world around them is besieged by natural disasters as a result of escalating climate change. In their own ways, Patricia and Lawrence have spent the years attempting to do what they can to put a band-aid on the world’s calamities. But, years ago a prophesy indicated that they may be the ones to bring about Earth’s final destruction.

To say anything more about the story would be traipsing into spoiler territory. This book is so absurd and goes in so many unexpected directions that I really think it’s better for you to discover it on your own, and I highly encourage you to give this book a shot. The writing style may not be for everyone–absurdist, a little dark, but with a lot of humor–but for many of you this book would be a wildly entertaining adventure.

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4 thoughts on “Claire’s Reviews | All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

  1. Ooo, that cover is actually really beautiful! I haven’t heard of this novel before, but I’ll definitely check it out on Goodreads…Wonderful review, Claire! 😀

    -Jess @jbelkbooks

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