Lyrical, romantic and profoundly moving, El Mohtar and Gladstone’s apocalyptic opus renders the tropes of science fiction and time travel in a sweeping literary narrative that even the most hardened naysayers of the genre will not be able to resist.
Winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novella
Co-written by two award-winning writers, This Is How You Lose the Time War is an epic love story spanning time and space.
Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant 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, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.
Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them. There's still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win that war. That's how war works. Right?
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 162 g
Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 20 mm
'This book has it all: treachery and love, lyricism and gritty action, existential crisis and space-opera scope, not to mention time travelling superagents. Gladstone's and El-Mohtar's debut collaboration is a fireworks display from two very talented storytellers' - Madeline Miller
'An intimate and lyrical tour of time, myth and history, with a captivating conversation between characters - and authors. Read it' - John Scalzi
'Lyrical and vivid and bittersweet. An absolutely lovely read from two talented writers' - Ann Leckie
'Sweet, hopeful, and unashamedly beautiful' - SciFiNow
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