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This is How You Lose the Time War

The epic time-travelling love story and Twitter sensation

Amal El-Mohtar
Max Gladstone

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WINNER OF
Hugo Award for Best Novella
Nebula Award for Best Novella
Reddit Stabby Award for Best Novella
British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novella

SHORTLISTED FOR

2020 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award
The Ray Bradbury Prize
Kitschies Red Tentacle Award
Kitschies Inky Tentacle
Brave New Words Award

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?

'A fireworks display from two very talented storytellers' Madeline Miller, author of Circe

'An intimate and lyrical tour of time, myth and history' John Scalzi, bestselling author of Old Man's War

'Lyrical and vivid and bittersweet' Ann Leckie, Hugo Award-winning author of Ancillary Justice

'Rich and strange, a romantic tour through all of time and the multiverse' Martha Wells, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of The Murderbot Diaries

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Publication date: 18 Jul 2019
Dimensions: 131 x 196 x 14 mm
ISBN: 9781529405231

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