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Charlie Jane Anders

Author of All the Birds in the Sky

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Works by Charlie Jane Anders

All the Birds in the Sky (2016) — Author — 2,902 copies, 177 reviews
The City in the Middle of the Night (2019) 1,217 copies, 38 reviews
Victories Greater Than Death (2021) 462 copies, 23 reviews
Six Months, Three Days, Five Others (2017) 194 copies, 7 reviews
Never Say You Can't Survive (2021) 157 copies, 5 reviews
Nevertheless She Persisted: Flash Fiction Project (2020) — Contributor — 154 copies, 11 reviews
Even Greater Mistakes (2021) 131 copies, 4 reviews
Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak (2022) 112 copies, 7 reviews
Six Months, Three Days (2011) 105 copies, 12 reviews
Choir Boy (2005) 88 copies, 1 review
The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model (2010) 70 copies, 7 reviews
The Lazy Crossdresser (2002) 65 copies
Promises Stronger Than Darkness (2023) 64 copies, 5 reviews
Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow (2019) — Contributor — 60 copies, 4 reviews
Rock Manning Goes for Broke (2018) 58 copies, 4 reviews
As Good As New (2014) 38 copies, 3 reviews
Clover (2016) 28 copies, 2 reviews
If You Take My Meaning (2020) 21 copies, 2 reviews
NEW MUTANTS LETHAL LEGION (2024) — Afterword — 13 copies
Intestate (2012) 10 copies, 2 reviews
Marvel's Voices: Pride #1 (2022) (2022) 6 copies, 1 review
The Time Travel Club 6 copies, 2 reviews
New Mutants (2019-) #33 (2022) 3 copies, 1 review
New Mutants (2019-) #32 (2022) 3 copies, 1 review
New Mutants (2019-) #31 (2022) 3 copies, 1 review
Women of Marvel #1 (2022) (2022) 3 copies, 1 review
New Mutants: Lethal Legion #2 3 copies, 1 review
Gökteki Bütün Kuslar (2018) 2 copies
Break! Break! Break! 2 copies, 1 review
Margot and Rosalind (2017) 2 copies, 1 review
New Mutants: Lethal Legion #3 2 copies, 1 review
Suicide Drive 2 copies
Source Decay 2 copies
Victimless Crimes 2 copies, 1 review
The Master Conjurer 2 copies, 1 review

Associated Works

The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) — Afterword, some editions — 16,145 copies, 388 reviews
The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales (2016) — Contributor — 332 copies, 15 reviews
The End Is Nigh (2014) — Contributor — 284 copies, 12 reviews
Press Start to Play (2015) — Contributor — 259 copies, 11 reviews
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (2014) — Contributor — 244 copies, 9 reviews
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Contributor — 218 copies, 9 reviews
Cursed: An Anthology of Dark Fairy Tales (2020) — Contributor — 213 copies, 4 reviews
Fight of the Century: Writers Reflect on 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases (2020) — Contributor — 189 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 176 copies, 6 reviews
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 171 copies, 6 reviews
The End Is Now (2014) — Contributor — 155 copies, 7 reviews
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (2015) — Contributor — 154 copies, 3 reviews
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2011 Edition: A Tor.Com Original (2012) — Contributor — 144 copies, 2 reviews
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016 Edition (2017) — Contributor — 138 copies, 5 reviews
The End Has Come (2015) — Contributor — 134 copies, 6 reviews
Year's Best SF 17 (2012) — Contributor — 131 copies, 3 reviews
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Contributor — 130 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection (2017) — Contributor — 128 copies, 3 reviews
Lost Transmissions: The Secret History of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2019) — Contributor — 127 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 (2020) — Contributor — 121 copies
Loosed upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction (2015) — Contributor — 111 copies, 5 reviews
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eight (2014) — Contributor — 105 copies, 5 reviews
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2011 Edition (2011) — Contributor — 96 copies, 1 review
Wastelands: The New Apocalypse (2019) — Contributor — 89 copies, 3 reviews
Drowned Worlds (2016) — Contributor — 85 copies, 6 reviews
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2020 Edition: A Tor.com Original (2021) — Contributor — 81 copies, 4 reviews
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Contributor — 75 copies, 2 reviews
Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies (2017) — Contributor — 73 copies, 3 reviews
Time Travel: Recent Trips (2014) — Contributor — 72 copies, 3 reviews
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009 Edition (2010) — Contributor — 69 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2017 Edition (2017) — Contributor — 68 copies
Bridging Infinity (2016) — Contributor — 62 copies, 1 review
The Best of Uncanny (2019) — Contributor — 56 copies, 1 review
Resist: Tales from a Future Worth Fighting Against (2018) — Contributor — 54 copies, 1 review
Nebula Awards Showcase 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 49 copies, 1 review
The Year's Best Military SF & Space Opera (2015) — Contributor — 45 copies, 1 review
Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy (2021) — Contributor — 44 copies
Transcendent 2: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction (2017) — Contributor — 42 copies, 1 review
Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology (2021) — Contributor — 42 copies, 2 reviews
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Twelve (2018) — Contributor — 39 copies, 2 reviews
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contributor — 38 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Contributor — 36 copies
Best Bisexual Erotica, Volume 2 (2002) — Contributor — 35 copies, 1 review
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 27 • August 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 33 copies, 3 reviews
Global Dystopias (Boston Review / Forum) (2017) — Contributor — 28 copies, 1 review
Best Lesbian Erotica 2010 (2009) — Contributor — 27 copies
Fucking Daphne: Mostly True Stories and Fictions (2008) — Contributor — 25 copies, 2 reviews
It Gets Even Better: Stories of Queer Possibility (2021) — Contributor — 23 copies, 1 review
Multiverses: An anthology of alternate realities (2023) — Contributor — 22 copies
We’re Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2020 (2021) — Contributor — 21 copies
Futures & Fantasies (2018) — Contributor — 20 copies, 3 reviews
Love Hurts: A Speculative Fiction Anthology (1656) — Contributor — 20 copies, 2 reviews
The Urban Bizarre (2004) — Contributor — 20 copies
Uncanny Magazine Issue 5: July/August 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 17 copies, 3 reviews
Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination (2022) — Interviewee — 15 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 72 • May 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 13 copies
Pwning Tomorrow (2015) — Contributor — 12 copies
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 15th Anniversary Edition (2023) — Contributor — 10 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 100 • September 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 9 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 46 • March 2014 (2014) — some editions — 9 copies, 1 review
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 90 • November 2017 (2017) — Contributor — 8 copies, 1 review
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 22 (2008) — Contributor — 8 copies, 1 review
As Time Goes By (2015) — Contributor — 8 copies
Tor.com Short Fiction: Winter 2020 (2020) — Contributor — 7 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 76 • September 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 7 copies, 1 review
Apex Magazine 51 (August 2013) (2013) — Contributor — 7 copies, 3 reviews
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 67 • December 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 7 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 106 • March 2019 (2019) — Contributor — 6 copies, 1 review
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 91 • December 2017 (2017) — Contributor — 5 copies

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In the last episode we had all the characters branch out to do things in order to move things on and defeat the big bad, this time they converge and work harder on it. They all also have to face up to their fears and deal with them. The found family aspect is very strong and the earth heroes integrate so much with others. Yes there were times when things work out a little easily but it is a YA novel. Things are also left open ended enough for some follow-up stories.
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wyvernfriend | 4 other reviews | Jul 6, 2024 |
This was part of the 2024 Hugo Packet, it's not the nominee for the Lodestar, the last book of the series is. I had previously read the first book and found it a bit of a slog in parts so I was quite happy to find that this one flowed better than the first. I'm now looking forward to book 3 in the series.
This is a middle book and some of what happens is going to have resonances later in the story, all the pieces are moving to the great denoument and they have to overcome their problems to get to where they need to be and some things they have to do require sacrifices
I'm now curious about how things are gong to resolve.
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wyvernfriend | 6 other reviews | Jul 1, 2024 |
Rating: 4.5* of five

The Publisher Says: Tina never worries about being ‘ordinary’—she doesn’t have to, since she’s known practically forever that she’s not just Tina Mains, average teenager and beloved daughter. She’s also the keeper of an interplanetary rescue beacon, and one day soon, it’s going to activate, and then her dreams of saving all the worlds and adventuring among the stars will finally be possible. Tina’s legacy, after all, is intergalactic—she is the hidden clone of a famed alien hero, left on Earth disguised as a human to give the universe another chance to defeat a terrible evil.

But when the beacon activates, it turns out that Tina’s destiny isn’t quite what she expected. Things are far more dangerous than she ever assumed. Luckily, Tina is surrounded by a crew she can trust, and her best friend Rachael, and she is still determined to save all the worlds. But first she’ll have to save herself.

Buckle up your seatbelt for this thrilling sci-fi adventure set against an intergalactic war from international bestselling author Charlie Jane Anders.

I RECEIVED A DRC FROM THE AUTHOR. THANK YOU.

My Review
: This is, hands down, the queerest YA book I've read.

I really could stop writing now with the injunction for you to go get a copy and read it before setting it loose into the library, the Little Free Library, the bus subway breakroom etc etc. Tina and her found families are urgently needed in a world where the ugliest, most hateful and judgmental people are launching their latest attack on progress, inclusion, and a better world.

Same as it ever was.

What the younger readers will learn from reading Aunt Charlie Jane's book is that there is a future, and it can look the way you'd like it to look...but you have to be willing to move outside your boundaries, you have to embrace your ability to make, find, and accept the world's wildness and surprises. Your efforts will pay off in proportion to your commitment to them.

How Author Charlie Jane accomplishes that is to take one teen girl, one best friend of teen girl, and hurl them into a cosmic battle of good against evil. Do you know a teenager...have you EVER known a teenager...who did not resonate like a struck bell to this plot? And then Author Charlie Jane shakes the soda bottle to fizz up the stakes by making everyone in the girls' expanded universe into some form of different, but without Othering them for the differences...after all, if the way you just are is somehow different from how I am, who says *I* get to decide that YOU are the Other?

This is a truth that permeates all Author Charlie Jane's work. It makes the banners and haters and deniers completely mental. Since I think making those sorts of people wildly uncomfortable is a very worthy cause, I want to support it wherever I can.

While I love a dense, richly textured world, I'm an old man and have been reading since before Author Charlie Jane was born, so I found the expository bits too frequent and a smidge too detailed for my reading pleasure to morph into joy. They seem a touch overdone for today's SF-savvy youth, if I'm honest; but that is a thing I'm happy to see because it means this book can be an onramp into SF for even the most innocent and unworldly young person.

Matching my expectations, then, was not her project...that was what she did with Even Greater Mistakes, her other work from the annus mirabilis that was her 2022...but speaking to her audience, to the future leaders and readers. This is a wonderful thing, an excellent project, and a top-quality execution of it.

Gift it. Read it yourself, then give it to all the young readers you know.
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richardderus | 22 other reviews | Jun 16, 2024 |
"And here it is," Kez says. "The moment where love and sweetness turn into war and hatred. The first story every told, and probably the last. They held on to their romantic notions as long as it suited them, and then they reached for weapons."
 
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Jon_Hansen | 4 other reviews | Apr 19, 2024 |

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