This Is How You Lose The Time War
By Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
A mind-bending sci-fi romance, told entirely through letters exchanged between two rival agents as they play a game of cat-and-mouse through different eras and dimensions
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Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandment finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading.
Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, becomes something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.
Except the discovery of their bond would mean the death of each of them. There’s still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win. That’s how war works, right?
Co-written by two beloved and award-winning sci-fi writers—each writing the perspective of one of the two agents at the heart of this novella—This Is How You Lose the Time War is an epic love story spanning time and space.
Read if you: like Killing Eve.