Thursday, January 28, 2016

Rowland Manthorpe reviews Charlie Jane Andrews "sparkling" debut ''cli-fi'' novel with 2 thumbs up


''Anders has a light, inventive touch with dialogue and description... [in].... All The Birds in the Sky. Anders, who is a prominent transgender activist, says it  is when the action shifts to San Francisco, picking up Laurence and Patricia as early twenty-somethings, that the story comes brilliantly to life.
In this plague-ridden, climate change-befouled near future, Patricia is a magical adept who heals people at night while waitressing at tech launches during the day. ......
"We’ve got to get off this rock," proclaims Laurence. "All our models suggest a decent likelihood of a catastrophic combination of natural disasters and destructive war, within one or two generations."

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