Moonbound: A Novel (Hardcover)

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If you're looking for an epic tale that takes place 13,000 years into the future, when everything you know about the natural order of the world is flipped upside down and run by wizards, you've come to the right shelf. Robin Sloan takes us to the regional office of Carbon Accounting and Management run by talking beavers and to Matter Circus, the ultimate thrift arena where you can buy secondhand stuff with secondhand things--he fills this book to the brim with the most random but most 'Robin Sloan' plot, something that only he could have written. I leave you with, in my opinion, the best line of this book: "My mind reeled at the implications of elk-bee politics."
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Robin Sloan expands the Penumbraverse to new reaches of time and space in a rollicking far-future adventure.

In Moonbound, Robin Sloan has written a novel with the full scope and ambitious imagination of the very books that lit the engines of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: an epic quest as only Sloan could conceive it, mixing science fiction, fantasy, good old-fashioned literary storytelling, and unrivaled enthusiasm for what’s next.

It is eleven thousand years from now . . . A lot has happened, and yet a lot is still very familiar. Ariel is a boy in a small town under a wizard’s rule. Like many adventurers before him, Ariel is called to explore a world full of unimaginable glories and challenges: unknown enemies, a mission to save the world, a girl. Here, as they say, be dragons. But none of this happens before Ariel comes across an artifact from an earlier civilization, a sentient, record-keeping artificial intelligence that carries with it the perspective of the whole of human history—and becomes both Ariel’s greatest ally and the narrator of our story.

Moonbound is an adventure into the richest depths of Story itself. It is a deeply satisfying epic of ancient scale, blasted through the imaginative prism one of our most forward-thinking writers. And this is only the beginning.

About the Author

Robin Sloan grew up in Michigan and now splits his time between San Francisco and the internet. He is the author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore and Sourdough.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780374610609
ISBN-10: 0374610606
Publisher: MCD
Publication Date: June 11th, 2024
Pages: 432
Language: English