This is How You Lose the Time War

This is How You Lose the Time War

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 18/07/2019
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This is How You Lose the Time War
Profound time travel romance
I have never read a romance so well written, time travel that is so creatively designed, nor such a short book that manages to be this epically beautiful.
Autumn Spayne
This is How You Lose the Time War
A book designed to sweep you away
This is How You Lose the Time War is a book that feels custom made for me. The story of two women, Blue and Red, and their antagonism, which quickly turns ... READ MORE
Jodie at Merry Hill
This is How You Lose the Time War
An intense love story writ throughout times
Intense, taut and lyrical, this is a magnificent love story told across times, a time-travelling thriller writ through loves. A love, between apposing time... READ MORE
Alexander at Norwich
This is How You Lose the Time War
The most perfect, epic love story of all time.
I was utterly astounded by the scope and depth of this slim volume. It is, above all, beautiful, both in writing and in sentiment. It is also an exciting t... READ MORE
Rosie at Horsham
This is How You Lose the Time War
Lyrical, tender and wonderfully unique
Lyrical, tender and wonderfully unique, This is How You Lose the Time War is a brilliant character-driven story that captured my heart. The beautiful w... READ MORE
Izzie M
This is How You Lose the Time War
There aren't enough stars to rate this book!
Science fiction at its best! I had no idea what was happening while I was reading as you are thrown into this crazy sci-fi world without pretext. But I did... READ MORE
Amber Sidbury
This is How You Lose the Time War
Beautiful and unique
An incredible love story that will keep you captivated from start to finish, this book is masterfully crafted by two authors who possess a genuine passion ... READ MORE
Isaac Tate
This is How You Lose the Time War
exquisitely beautiful
Sci-fi to the max and the most deeply romantic story I think I have ever read?? The prose is beyond stunning. I can't stop thinking about it. Do not hesita... READ MORE
Rhea | Barnstaple
This is How You Lose the Time War
Retweet!
What else is there to say but, retweet! The writing is remarkably beautiful and original, the relationship is touching and powerful, the sci-fi element... READ MORE
Jack at Glasgow Argyle Street

Synopsis

Winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novella 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?

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529405231
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 160g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 20 mm

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This is How You Lose the Time War
The Perfect Recipe
This novella comes in the form of letters written from two opposing forces, that run through time and space. Each has an agency behind them, each is out in... READ MORE
Teri Baker
This is How You Lose the Time War
Excellent epistolary espionage romance
I've been looking forward to this book since I heard Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, each among the best speculative fiction writers working today, were ... READ MORE
D Franklin (Glasgow Sauchiehall St)
This is How You Lose the Time War
Beautiful and enjoyable
I recently got back into reading and this book was the answer to why I enjoyed reading so much. Full of an equal balance of romance, sci-fi and in my opini... READ MORE
Cantage
This is How You Lose the Time War
Intriguing snippets form sweeping story
This is How You Lose the Time War is poetry disguised as science fiction, a lyrical masterclass in how a story can successfully take a sweeping span of tim... READ MORE
Hannah Ens
This is How You Lose the Time War
Amazing!
I took my time with this one and ended up devouring every chapter, loving every little bit. amazing, odd and it gripped me from start to finish.
Kat
This is How You Lose the Time War
A romantic novella with the impact of a sci-fi epic
It is so unusual for me to give a romance story five stars, and while This Is How You Lose the Time War is also a time-travel sci-fi novella it is definite... READ MORE
El Hyrst
This is How You Lose the Time War
Hauntingly true and beautiful
I'm grateful to Jo Fletcher Books for an advance e-copy of This is How You Lose the Time War via NetGalley. 'All good stories travel from the outside in'.... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
This is How You Lose the Time War
A beautiful love story through time and space
By turns utterly heartbreaking and wonderously joyful, this novella does so much in such a short space. Telling the story of Red and Blue, two agents on op... READ MORE
Laura Newsholme
This is How You Lose the Time War
An amazingly written gut-wrenching love story
I cried several times throughout this book, from joy and sadness, But enjoyed every second of it. It’s not an especially long read but it is something that... READ MORE
Ludovic Chilton
This is How You Lose the Time War
My favourite book
This is my favourite book of 2022 and I have reread it many time now. The intrigue and threats sparked an interest along with the letters to each other. I ... READ MORE
Nicole Finlay
This is How You Lose the Time War
Beyond Beautiful
That rare book which is actively better on every reread. The language is incredibly complex, perfectly balanced between romantic and incomprehensible. The ... READ MORE
Ridhi Choudhary
This is How You Lose the Time War
Purity
There are no true ways to describe this book for it must be experienced to understand. This is the book that shows everyone that falling in love is to trul... READ MORE
Patricia Clark
This is How You Lose the Time War
Very good read
A brilliant novella in interesting epistolary form . Recommended.
P Glynn
This is How You Lose the Time War
Epic yet intimate
Please go into this blind if you can, it has time travel, mythology, history, battles, strange planets all spinning through a forbidden love story. It is e... READ MORE
Sharron Elwell
This is How You Lose the Time War
What have I wasted my time and money on
I am amazed at the rave reviews. I must have read a different edition… reader, beware!
David
This is How You Lose the Time War
Short but so well written!
I loved this book! It was my first foray back into fiction after a while of solely reading non-fiction and it was delightful. Lyrical and heart wrenching, ... READ MORE
R Young