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TitleThe City in the Middle of the Night
AuthorCharlie Jane Anders
ISBN0765379961
ImprintCharlie Jane Anders Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages368

Description

If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams And from there, it s easy to control our entire lives 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.

Reviews

Anthony

The City in the Middle of the Night By Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders writes prose that is infused with imagination, compassion, heartache, and a deep exploration of what makes us human The City in the Middle of the Night is a huge departure from her first novel, All the Birds in the Sky, in almost every way tone, rhythm, subject matter, milieu but... (Sign in to see more)


Bradley

The City in the Middle of the Night By Charlie Jane Anders

I m caught in gravity s tug I m stuck between two massive bodies forever tidally locked You know those books that have that certain something that could make them truly great but then they stumble because of the characters within them Yeah This is one of those novels I can see and appreciate where t... (Sign in to see more)


Justine

The City in the Middle of the Night By Charlie Jane Anders

3.5 stars I was a huge fan of Anders debut novel, All the Birds in the Sky, and so I was really excited to read her new book The City in the Middle of the Night is absolutely and completely different in every way I ll be honest, it did take me awhile to warm up to it, but by the end, I was pretty mu... (Sign in to see more)


Holly (The Grimdragon)

The City in the Middle of the Night By Charlie Jane Anders

I close my eyes and imagine that when I open them again I will have outgrown all of my feelings Sometimes I clasp my eyelids until I almost see sparks Well. fuck.I m a quick reader, this book isn t that long to begin with. yet it derailed some of my TBR plans because it was seemingly endless It just... (Sign in to see more)


Elise (TheBookishActress)

The City in the Middle of the Night By Charlie Jane Anders

release date 12 February 2019me when i was like 12 is shrieking i love planetary dynamics let me live


Jamesboggie

The City in the Middle of the Night By Charlie Jane Anders

I received an advanced reading copy of The City in the Middle of the Night through a Goodreads giveaway I was excited by the premise, and looked forward to reading my first Charlie Jane Anders story Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the experience.I think The City in the Middle of the Night (Sign in to see more)


Misha

The City in the Middle of the Night By Charlie Jane Anders

Wow This book All the stars This is a science fiction novel steeped in the politics and prose of relationships Humanity has arrived on a cold planet, January, with searing sun rays on one side and constructed societies of survival in different pockets on the dark side of the planet with different ru... (Sign in to see more)


Mark

The City in the Middle of the Night By Charlie Jane Anders

Cities, Colonies, Past, PresentJanuary 14, 2019 We dream of colonizing the stars Or being colonized Or simply contacting other sentient beings We look up on a clear night and reject the ancient notion that we are all alone We understand too much to accept that.But some of us still insist on it and t... (Sign in to see more)


Clara

The City in the Middle of the Night By Charlie Jane Anders

This book was sent to me by the publishing house for an honest review.This book was so intriguing and interesting It reminded me of Brave New World, which is one book I adored I couldn t give this one than 3 stars though, because I didn t connect with any of the characters However it was su... (Sign in to see more)


Drew

The City in the Middle of the Night By Charlie Jane Anders

A bit messier than her first the smash bang amazing ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY but in ways that pay great homage to Ursula K Le Guin while pushing hard SF ever further into the future A tidally locked planet, humanity on the edge of a breakdown, strange creatures and stranger stories there s a lot in ... (Sign in to see more)


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