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The City in the Middle of the Night
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CHARLIE JANE ANDERS is the former editor-in-chief of io9.com, the extraordinarily popular Gawker Media site devoted to science fiction and fantasy. Her SF and fantasy debut novel, All the Birds in the Sky, won the 2017 Nebula Awards for Best Novel and was a finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award's Best Novel category. Her Tor.com story "Six Months, Three Days" won the 2013 Hugo Award. She has also had fiction published by McSweeney's, Lightspeed, and ZYZZYVA. Her journalism has appeared in Salon, the Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and many other outlets.

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Praise for The City in the Middle of the Night

"A breathtaking work of imagination and storytelling... making the case for Anders as this generation's Le Guin." --Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less

"An intimate portrait of people as much as it is a piece of culturally aware social scifi -- a look at our moment in history through a distorting lens of aliens and spaceships." --NPR"Tragic, brave, and so very human...Anders dares to imagine something different, a better way forward." --Den of Geek

"Classic SF in the mode of Ursula K Le Guin or Octavia Butler....This is a millennial's novel, featuring young people trying to make their way through an uncaring, corrupt and intermittently violent world....Heartfelt and absorbing fiction." --The Guardian"Anders has written a unique book, one that uses tropes found in old-school science fiction to comment on modern side effects of class structures" --Washington Post


"Original and gripping...The City in the Middle of the Night may be set light-years away, but it's likely to hit too close to home." --Paste"An even stronger novel than Anders' Nebula Award-winning All the Birds in the Sky; a tale that can stand beside such enduring works as Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness, Frank Herbert's Dune, and Dan Simmons' Hyperion." --Booklist, starred review"Anders contains multitudes; it's always a fascinating and worthwhile surprise to see what she comes up with next." --Kirkus, starred review"An intricate tale of colonialism and evolution on both physical and social levels. Stunningly storytelling that will capture readers' minds and hearts." --Library Journal, starred review"Intricate, embracing much of what makes a grand adventure: smugglers, revolutionaries, pirates, camaraderie, personal sacrifice, wondrous discovery, and the struggle to find light in the darkness. Breathlessly exciting and thought-provoking." --Publishers Weekly, starred review"Absolutely memorable...terrifying and exciting... makes for a fascinating exploration of humanity and human relationships." --Hypable"The kind of didactic, intelligent, critical fiction that interrogates the boundaries of our current moment through broad-scope questions...I couldn't recommend it more." --Tor.com"A stunning novel." --Edan Lepucki, author of Woman No. 17"A wildly inventive, inventively radical, radically subtle rush of a novel." --Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife"Like a classic from another timeline... This book has notes of Ursula K. Le Guin and Philip Pullman." --Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore "The City in the Middle of the Night does everything right. I f--ing love this book. It is really, really breathtaking." --Daveed Diggs, Grammy and Tony Award winning actor"A tale that unfolds with precision, presenting wholly original ideas, new and beautiful life forms, and chillingly extrapolated and corrupt societies. I highly recommend [it]." --Anthony Rapp, Broadway star

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