All the Birds in the SkyBook - 2016
"From the editor-in-chief of io9.com, a stunning novel about the end of the world--and the beginning of our futureChildhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families.But now they're both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's every-growing ailments. Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.A deeply magical, darkly funny examination of life, love, and the apocalypse"--
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When the whole world turns chaotic, we must be the better part of chaos. (Ernesto)
That's the definition of evil right there : not faking it like everybody else.
"I think that the most basic thing of ethics is being aware of how your actions affect others, and having an awareness of what they want and how they feel."
Sexual Content: A cheerful sex scene between two characters.
Violence: Magic vs. technology battles in which people are killed.
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