Amal El-Mohtar is an award-winning author, editor, and critic. Her short story "Seasons of Glass and Iron" won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards and was a finalist for the World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Aurora, and Eugie Foster awards. She is the author of The Honey Month, a collection of poetry and prose written to the taste of twenty-eight different kinds of honey, and contributes criticism to NPR Books and The New York Times. Her fiction has most recently appeared on Tor.com and Uncanny Magazine, and in anthologies such as The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales. She is presently pursuing a PhD at Carleton University and teaches creative writing at the University of Ottawa. She can be found online at @Tithenai.
Max Gladstone is the author of the Hugo-nominated Craft Sequence, which Patrick Rothfuss called "stupefyingly good." The sixth book, Ruin of Angels, was released this September. Max's interactive mobile game Choice of the Deathless was nominated for the XYZZY Award, and his critically acclaimed short fiction has appeared on Tor.com and in Uncanny Magazine, and in anthologies such as XO Orpheus: Fifty New Myths and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales. John Crowley described Max as "a true star of twenty first century fantasy." Max has sung in Carnegie Hall and was once thrown from a horse in Mongolia.
"Seditious and seductive, lush and lustrous, allusive and elusive,
THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR is one of those rare stories
where one struggles to decide whether to heap more praise upon its
clever structure and prose or its brilliant ideas and
--Ken Liu, author of The Grace of Kings and The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories--Kelly Sue DeConnick, author of Captain Marvel "Booklist, Starred Review"
* "[An] exquisitely crafted tale.... Part epistolary romance, part mind-blowing science fiction adventure, this dazzling story unfolds bit by bit, revealing layers of meaning as it plays with cause and effect, wildly imaginative technologies, and increasingly intricate wordplay... This short novel warrants multiple readings to fully unlock its complexities."-- "Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW"
"This Is How You Lose the Time War is rich and strange, a romantic tour through all of time and the multiverse, and you shouldn't miss a moment."--Martha Wells, Hugo Award-winning author of The Murderbot Diaries "Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW"
Tenderness, danger, daring, wit -- Time War has them all... In other words, these pages are strewn with myriad delights.--Nisi Shawl "Booklist, Starred Review"