When Patricia and Laurence met as children, they could have never predicted that their destinies would at once diverge and converge on one another. Patricia, stewardess of an ancient magic, and Laurence a "wunderkind" must choose whether their friendship, or their alliance to their ideals matter more-- and their choice could literally make or break the universe. No pressure. This book has everything you want in a good modern sci-fi novel: love, adventure, mind-bending magic, and of course wormhole portals.
The book is full of quirkiness and playful detail...but there's an overwhelming depth and poignancy to its virtuoso ending. NPR From the former editor-in-chief of io9.com, a stunning Hugo and Nebula Award short-listed novel about the end of the world and the beginning of our futureAn ancient society of witches and a hipster technological startup go war as the world from tearing itself. To further complicate things, each of the groups most promising followers (Patricia, a brilliant witch and Laurence, an engineering wunderkind ) may just be in love with each other. As the battle between magic and science wages in San Francisco against the backdrop of international chaos, Laurence and Patricia are forced to choose sides. But their choices will determine the fate of the planet and all mankind.In a fashion unique to Charlie Jane Anders, All the Birds in the Sky offers a humorous and, at times, heart-breaking exploration of growing up extraordinary in world filled with cruelty, scientific ingenuity, and magic.