This Is How You Lose the Time War (Compact Disc)

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This Is How You Lose the Time War By Emily Woo Zeller (Read by), Cynthia Farrell (Read by), Amal El-Mohtar Cover Image
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This novella is absolutely beautiful. Red and Blue are rival agents in the titular "time war": an eternal battle to shape the future to the desires of each of the organizations they belong to. When Blue initiates contact by sending a letter, the two begin a correspondence, taunting, sharing, and ultimately, falling in love with one another. Poetry and prose mingle flawlessly here among numerous sci-fi settings stretched across time, each blending seamlessly into the next. The plot will make you think, the love letters will make you swoon, and did I mention it's gay? Because it's extremely gay.

— Ellis M.


Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters--and fall in love in this thrilling and romantic book from award-winning authors Amal-El Mohtar and Max Gladstone.Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant 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, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them. There's still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win that war. That's how war works. Right? Cowritten by two beloved and award-winning sci-fi writers, This Is How You Lose the Time War is an epic love story spanning time and space.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781508287070
ISBN-10: 1508287074
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: July 16th, 2019
Language: English