This Is How You Lose The Time War
  • This Is How You Lose The Time War
  • This Is How You Lose The Time War
ISBN: 1534430997
EAN13: 9781534430990
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 17, 2020
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

HUGO AWARD WINER: BEST NOVELA

NEBULA AND LOCUS AWARDS WINER: BEST NOVELA

An] exquisitely crafted tale.Part epistolary romance, part mind-blowing science fiction adventure, this dazzling story unfolds bit by bit, revealing layers of meaning as it plays with cause and effect, wildly imaginative technologies, and increasingly intricate wordplay.This short novel warrants multiple readings to fully unlock its complexities. --Publishers Weekly (starred review).

From award-winning authors Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone comes an enthralling, romantic novel spanning time and space about two time-traveling rivals who fall in love and must change the past to ensure their future.

Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandment finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading.

Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, becomes something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.

Except the discovery of their bond would mean the death of each of them. There's still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win. That's how war works, right?

Cowritten by two beloved and award-winning sci-fi writers, This Is How You Lose the Time War is an epic love story spanning time and space.

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   This is how you genre blend
A collection of correspondence, starting in no apologies William Gibson sci-fi language, then going off the rails in every direction, no rules, no genre, just weirdness and heartfelt.
 
1
   Read the Sample First
Before you can buy the book, you must have read the entire book. If you can get through that, maybe you'll enjoy the book, he said. It was a mistake of purchasing the full thing based on a friend's recommendation, and I can't get into it at all. Like college poetry, the story is told through the prism of a complicated web of relationships. The story is told from the perspective of two, um, characters who are thousands of years in the future with little done to help the reader locate themselves. It got better, but I couldn't get into it.
 
5
   Wonderful!
It's a book that was smarter than I am. That was by far the largest margin of error. It was so beautifully written and I was truly lost for a good chunk of it, but in the end everything was made clear and gorgeous, Mr. Dhaliwal said.
 
5
   Dreamlike yet grounded
The story follows two FBI agents as they work across thousands of timelines for opposing forces.
 
5
   Sci fi romance
I've never read a book like this. If you're a doctor who fan i think you might enjoy this, I know I did. I didn't like it at first, but after the first chapter it started to sound less like some kind of fan fic and more like a story of its own.
 
4
   Extremely different type of SF
If you have the time to read this book very slowly and analyze all of the metaphors, then you may like this book, I hope I have the time to reread it and do just that.
 
3
   A personal quibble
It's a nice non-normative relationship theme, that's why I'm giving it 3 stars.
 
2
   An Intellectual Experiment That Fails At Being A Story
I'm glad I read this book, it was interesting, but it fails as a story on three key levels Engaging Characters _ by the end I did not care about the characters, know who they are, could not describe either of them to anyone. I don't think they were people, but maybe they were. As a Romance - I kept asking why did these two characters love each other? I am a painfully pragmatic person in real life so perhaps I am not the best judge, but this soul-mate level connection is certainly something they tell us in the book versus something we can see for ourselves. There is no such thing as a "Vermilisiitude" story. He added that there is absolutely nothing anchored in any kind of reality. It's a novella, by the way, and probably should have been a half-length story.
 
5
   Beautiful, haunting, a delight of words
Watching them weave their intricate words to one another through time was moving. It helped me to remind myself what it is I love about words. Wholeheartedly recommend.
 
2
   Predictable and Sugary
This is a clever book, for sure, but maybe that it's problem number one. The romance was easy, too, said Blair. Not enough complications, Mr. Rule told the judge.
 
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