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The City in the Middle of the Night
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The City in the Middle of the Night

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If you enjoyed The City We Became, then you’ll love The City in the Middle of the Night.

“This book is beautiful example of world-building and the depth of culture that can be created when the world is built well. This story takes place on a tidally locked world (I’ve always wondered why we don’t see more of this) and is filled with tons of fascinating perceptions of time that would be brought upon by the sun never rising or setting. Anders creates wonderfully rich cultures which clash and blend into a multifaceted story that makes you want the story to go on and on. Above all my favorite aspect of this book was the aliens and their culture. Often in science fiction alien cultures are not fully actualized, this book is an exception to that, and I found the alien culture to be incredibly foreign, but ever so beautiful. I loved some of the characters and hated others, and the fact that I had strong feeling about them convinced me that Anders is one of our contemporary greats.”

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"If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams... And from there, it's easy to control our entire lives." January is a dying planet--divided between a permanently frozen darkness on one side, and blazing endless sunshine on the other. Humanity clings to life, spread across two archaic cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk. But life inside the cities is just as dangerous as the uninhabitable wastelands outside. Sophie, a student and reluctant revolutionary, is supposed to be dead, after being exiled into the night. Saved only by forming an unusual bond with the enigmatic beasts who roam the ice, Sophie vows to stay hidden from the world, hoping she can heal. But fate has other plans--and Sophie's ensuing odyssey and the ragtag family she finds will change the entire world.


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