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The Vanished Birds

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The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez
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Jan 26, 2021 | ISBN 9780593129005

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“Simon Jimenez’s touching, bold, surprising, gorgeous debut novel…is not only the best debut novel I’ve read in ages, but simply one of the best SF novels in recent memory.”Locus 

“If you enjoy science fiction with heart, if you love stories about stories, about people and the future and the things we do to keep making a future for each other, then read The Vanished Birds. You’re not going to want to miss this one, I promise.”—

The Vanished Birds is at its best when it’s most intimate, spinning a story filled with romance, much of it queer, along with platonic relationships that demonstrate the power of found families. An impressively ambitious debut novel.”—AV Club

The Vanished Birds is a well-crafted, superior science fiction debut. Spanning countless years, this book is anchored by gorgeously drawn prose, faulted players, and the idea that hope is our most valuable commodity.”—Lambda Literary 

“Simon Jimenez’s writing is deep and soulful. This is an excellent, thoroughly enchanting debut.”The BiblioSanctum

“[The Vanished Birds] is an . . . emotionally powerful read. Highly recommended.”Bookshelf Fantasies 

The Vanished Birds is a truly remarkable debut novel. Heavily influenced by Gabriel García Márquez’s prose and the whimsicality of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, Simon Jimenez is an author readers should definitely keep an eye on.”—The Nerd Daily

The Vanished Birds is an all-around beautiful journey, filled with moments of love, of home, and everything in between.”—Seattle Book Review 

“The future world-building is rich and smart, the prose assured, and the story both intensely personal and a blistering commentary on capitalism and colonialism. . . . Highly recommended.”—Kate Elliott, author of Black Wolves

Reminiscent of Justin Cronin’s The Passage, yet the journey itself evokes Bryce Courtenay’s The Power of One, creating crossover appeal for readers who enjoy a bit of emotional attachment with their time travel . . .The story takes on a tone and depth that recalls an N.K. Jemisin novel.”—Library Journal

“This powerful, suspenseful story asks us to consider what we’d sacrifice for progress—or for the ones we love.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Vanished Birds strikes a breathless balance between the conceptually dazzling and the emotionally resonant, and it’s in that balance that a bright new voice in genre fiction is born. Simon Jimenez has announced himself as a graceful, spellbinding storyteller.”—BookPage (starred review)


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