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The vanished birds

by Jimenez, Simon, 1989-

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 21 Libraries 23 of 26 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction JIMENEZ Simon
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Summer Reads Jimenez Simon (SUMMER READS)
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Science Fiction SF JIM
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Summary
A "highly imaginative and utterly exhilarating" ( Thrillist ) debut that is "the best of what science fiction can be: a thought-provoking, heartrending story about the choices that define our lives" ( Kirkus Reviews , starred review).

A mysterious child lands in the care of a solitary woman, changing both of their lives forever.

I expected many things from this trip. I did not expect a family.

A ship captain, unfettered from time. A mute child, burdened with unimaginable power. A millennia-old woman, haunted by lifetimes of mistakes. In this captivating debut of connection across space and time, these outsiders will find in each other the things they lack: a place of love and belonging. A safe haven. A new beginning.

But the past hungers for them, and when it catches up, it threatens to tear this makeshift family apart.

Praise for The Vanished Birds

"This is the most impressive debut of 2020." --Locus

"This extraordinary science fiction epic, which delves deep into the perils of failing to learn from one's mistakes, is perfect for fans of big ideas and intimate reflections." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A lyrical and moving narrative of space travel, found families, and lost loves set against an evocative space-opera background." --Booklist (starred review)

" The Vanished Birds finds an intimate heartbeat of longing in a saga of galactic progress and its crushing fallout. . . . A novel of vast scope that yet makes time for compassion, wonder, and poetry." --Indra Das, author of The Devourers
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Jiminez's debut depicts a future dominated by vast corporations that, in the wake of Earth's destruction, claim space stations, people, and even whole planets as proprietary resources. Ships travel through Pocket Space, a dimension that allows for vast amounts of distance to be covered but increases the already dramatic effects of relativity so that travelers experience the passing of months instead of years. The overall narrative centers on Captain Nia Imani and her connection to a boy who falls out of the sky on the corporate-resource world of Umbai V. The boy's mysterious origins and possible relevance to the future of space travel draw the attention of the thousand-year-old scientist Fumiko Nakajima as she tries to study the boy's potential while hiding her work from her ruthless Umbai backers. As Nia and a select crew journey across the fringes of corporate space, the competing desires of the captain, her adopted boy, a vast and hungry corporate machine, and an ancient woman who can't even remember the things she has lost will all come to a head. A lyrical and moving narrative of space travel, found families, and lost loves set against an evocative space-opera background.--Nell Keep Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a profound look at humankind's spacefaring future, Jimenez's debut tells of both anguish and love as the result of heart-wrenching decisions. A century from now, aerospace engineer Fumiko believes humans should leave the climate-ravaged Earth, and regretfully chooses her career designing space stations over her lover, Dana, who would rather advocate for trying to save the planet. But Dana's efforts fail, and Earth is abandoned. Fumiko extends her life through periods of suspended animation as humans colonize the galaxy. Nearly 1,000 years later, Ahro, a boy who doesn't speak, crash-lands on a distant farming world. Spaceship captain Nia agrees to take Ahro back to Pelican, a station Fumiko designed. As they travel through "pocket space," where a few months pass for them while years go by in normal space, they grow close and Nia becomes protective of Ahro. When Fumiko learns Ahro has powers that could speed up space travel--abilities sought by Fumiko's employer, the megacorporation Umbai, which is looking for more efficient ways to pillage planets--she offers Nia the opportunity to keep the boy hidden, which Nia accepts, leading to ripples of choices and consequences. This is a mostly progressive future, but classism, unchecked capitalism, and resource exhaustion loom large. This extraordinary science fiction epic, which delves deep into the perils of failing to learn from one's mistakes, is perfect for fans of big ideas and intimate reflections. (Jan.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Time travel -- Fiction.
Fear -- Fiction.
Single women -- Fiction.
Loneliness -- Fiction.
Interstellar travel -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Selective mutism -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 390 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780593128985
0593128982
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