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Set on a planet that has fully definitive, never-changing zones of day and night, with ensuing extreme climates of endless, frigid darkness and blinding, relentless light, humankind has somehow continued apace — though the perils outside the built cities are rife with danger as much as the streets below.
But in a world where time means only what the ruling government proclaims, and the levels of light available are artificially imposed to great consequence, lost souls and disappeared bodies are shadow-bound and savage, and as common as grains of sand. And one such pariah, sacrificed to the night, but borne up by time and a mysterious bond with an enigmatic beast, will rise to take on the entire planet–before it can crumble beneath the weight of human existence.
Really looking forward to this one! I received a chapter sampler from Charlie Jane Anders back at the Baltimore Book Festival, and after checking out that and listening to her talk about the book, I’m super excited for it. The City in the Middle of the Night comes out February 12th 2019 from Tor Books.
18 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders”
I’m super excited about this too! I loved her first book😁
I still haven’t had a chance to read that one yet, but one day I hope to get to it.
I haven’t read this author yet so this could be the ideal starting point – it sounds like a very unique concept indeed.
It will be my first novel of hers as well!
I’m really excited for this one as well! I haven’t read anything else from her (though I need to rectify that), but I’ve heard nothing but good things.
I’m happy to be on the hype train for this one. 🙂
I have seen this a few times on blogs lately, and it’s starting to pique my interest. Thanks for sharing. 👍✨
You’re welcome. Hope you enjoy if you get a chance to check it out!
Oh, this sounds really good, Lisa! I love that cover, too. I will be watching for your thoughts on it.
I love the cover too! Thanks, Jennifer!
I think I read an excerpt of a book or short story by her somewhere that made me think I probably wouldn’t do well with her writing style, so I’ll probably sit on this until I see some reviews. I hope you enjoy it though!
Thanks! I have high hopes 🙂
I haven’t read her previous book but I do want to check this one out! The blurb sounds super dramatic and I’m curious about the “mysterious bond with an enigmatic beast” bit.
Me too! It feels like it’s going to be totally out there and weird which I often love so I have high hopes 🙂
Oh this sounds interesting, I really like the concept. Great pick!
Oh wow this sounds really good and has landed on my TBR, thanks!
Hope you enjoy it!