Summer reading: This is How You Lose the Time War

Book cover for this is how you lose the time warThis is How You Lose the Time War
Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

This book weaves a brilliant tale of spies on opposite sides of a multidimensional time war, waged primarily by two agents: “Blue,” whose society focuses on nature and natural elements, and “Red,” whose technofuturist society will have its victory no matter the cost. As they travel through time, Blue and Red thwart one another at every turn on behalf of worlds hellbent on their assimilation and unquestioning compliance. But as they say, love knows no bounds — and their connection defies all constraints, real and imagined. Excitingly paced, and with lush, lyrical prose, this book is a must-read for fans of speculative fiction, romance, and character-driven stories featuring queer characters of color.

Undergraduate Learning and Research Librarian
Doe Library

This book is part of the 2020 Berkeley Summer Reading List. Stay tuned for more weekly posts!