This is How You Lose the Time War: An epic time-travelling love story, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella (Paperback)
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This is How You Lose the Time War: An epic time-travelling love story, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella (Paperback)

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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
ISBN: 9781529405231
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 162 g
Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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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“Excellent epistolary espionage romance”

I've been looking forward to this book since I heard Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, each among the best speculative fiction writers working today, were joining forces to write a queer time-travel romance, so... More

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“The Perfect Recipe”

This novella comes in the form of letters written from two opposing forces, that run through time and space. Each has an agency behind them, each is out in the field, operating what needs operated, adjusting timelines... More

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“Intriguing snippets form sweeping story”

This is How You Lose the Time War is poetry disguised as science fiction, a lyrical masterclass in how a story can successfully take a sweeping span of times, places and elements that only briefly appear once and link... More

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