Ajax Penumbra 1969

Ajax Penumbra 1969

eBook - 2013
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It is August 1969. The Summer of Love is a fading memory. The streets of San Francisco pulse to the sounds of Led Zeppelin and Marvin Gaye. And young Ajax Penumbra arrives in San Francisco looking for a book—the single surviving copy of the Techne Tycheon, a mysterious volume that has brought and lost great fortune for anyone who has owned it. The last record of the book locates it in the San Francisco of more than a century earlier, and on that scant evidence, Penumbra's university has dispatched him west to acquire it for their library. At first the search is fruitless. But late one night, after another day of dispiriting dead ends, he stumbles across a 24-hour bookstore, and the possibilities before him expand exponentially... Robin Sloan is the author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, which inspired Ajax Penumbra 1969. He grew up in Michigan and now splits his time between San Francisco and the internet. textpublishing.com.au
Publisher: Melbourne : Text Publishing, 2013.
ISBN: 9781925095265
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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sungeun2k1 Aug 20, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyable quick read.

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daysleeper236
Apr 21, 2016

An utterly fascinating and all-too-short read by one of my favourite authors.

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terryt
Apr 12, 2016

Maybe not as good as the 24 Hour Bookstore but it is useful to read it first before moving on to the masterpiece.

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VRMurphy
Dec 16, 2015

A quick read, a lot of fun but nowhere as deep or good as the "sequel".

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