9782203096509 HB £10.99
Available from 15th October 2016
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After a number of years out of print, Tintin in the Congo is back!
In this, the second of the Tintin books, the young reporter travels to Africa, unearthing a criminal diamond smuggling operation run by the American gangster Al Capone (who he will meet again in Tintin in America).
Tintin au Congo was first published in book form in French in 1931. This translation by Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner, the original Tintin translators, includes a fascinating foreword describing the publication history of Tintin’s African adventure, and placing it in its historical context.
In his portrayal of the Belgian Congo, the young Hergé reflects the colonial attitudes of the time… he depicted the African people according to the bourgeois, paternalistic stereotypes of the period – an interpretation that some of today’s readers may find anachronistic.
This new edition will be shrink wrapped and have a bellyband saying “Collector’s Edition”
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Patricia is a witch who can communicate with birds. Laurence is a mad scientist and inventor of the two- second time machine. As teenagers they gravitate towards one another, sharing in the horrors of growing up weird.
When they later reconnect as adults, Laurence is an engineering genius living in near-future San Francisco, trying to escape a planet falling apart with technological intervention.
Meanwhile, Patricia, a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the magically gifted, works alongside her fellow magicians to secretly repair the earth’s ever growing ailments.
As they each take sides in a cataclysmic war between science and magic, Laurence and Patricia find themselves trying to make sense of life, sex and adulthood on the brink of the apocalypse.
ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY is a sublime and dazzling blend of literary fiction and SFF, already being favourably compared by Anders’ contemporaries to the works of Ursula le Guin, David Mitchell, Emily St. John Mandel and Lev Grossman. A beautiful coming of age story with Dahl-esque wit, set in a future that could be just around the corner. Anders has crafted a poignant love story that transcends time to explore the universal relationship we have with nature, and each other.
Charlie Jane Anders is the editor-in-chief of io9.com, the extraordinarily popular Gawker Media site devoted to science fiction and fantasy. Her Tor.com story “Six Months, Three Days” won the 2012 Hugo Award and was subsequently picked up for development into a NBC television series. She has also had short fiction published by Tin House, Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and McSweeney’s. ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY is her debut novel.