By Robin Sloan
From Robin Sloan, writer of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour book place, the tale of Mr. Penumbra's first journey to San Francisco—and of ways he received entangled with the city's most original always-open enterprise…
It is August 1969. The summer time of affection is a fading reminiscence. The streets of San Francisco pulse to the sounds of Led Zeppelin and Marvin Gaye. And of jackhammers: A futuristic pyramid of a skyscraper is emerging a number of blocks from urban lighting fixtures book place and an extraordinary subway tunnel is being equipped less than the bay. in the meantime, south of town, orchards are quick giving method to a brand-new outfitted on silicon.
But younger Ajax Penumbra has now not arrived in San Francisco trying to find loose love or a glimpse of the technological destiny. he's looking a book—the unmarried surviving reproduction of the Techne Tycheon, a mysterious quantity that has introduced and misplaced nice fortune for a person who has owned it. The final checklist of the ebook locates it within the San Francisco of greater than a century previous, and on that scant little bit of proof, Penumbra's college has dispatched him west to procure it for his or her library. After a number of weeks of rigorous looking, Penumbra feels no toward his objective than whilst he began. yet overdue one evening, after one other day of dispiriting lifeless ends, he stumbles throughout a 24-hour bookshop, and the chances earlier than him extend exponentially . . .
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