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The Future of Another Timeline

by Annalee Newitz

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From Annalee Newitz, founding editor of io9, comes a story of time travel, murder, and the lengths we'll go to protect the ones we love.

1992: After a confrontation at a riot grrl concert, seventeen-year-old Beth finds herself in a car with her friend's abusive boyfriend dead in the backseat, agreeing to help her friends hide the body. This murder sets Beth and her friends on a path of escalating violence and vengeance as they realize many other young women in the world need protecting too.

2022: Determined to use time travel to create a safer future, Tess has dedicated her life to visiting key moments in history and fighting for change. But rewriting the timeline isn't as simple as editing one person or event. And just when Tess believes she's found a way to make an edit that actually sticks, she encounters a group of dangerous travelers bent on stopping her at any cost.

Tess and Beth's lives intertwine as war breaks out across the timeline--a war that threatens to destroy time travel and leave only a small group of elites with the power to shape the past, present, and future. Against the vast and intricate forces of history and humanity, is it possible for a single person's actions to echo throughout the timeline

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"Newitz's carefully built narrative of time travel and conflict is rooted in the drive and joys of intersectional feminism, sex positivity, and acceptance...This riot of a book will have readers delighting both in the thrilling battle over timelines in an intricate, alternative world and in the joys of inclusive feminist solidarity." - Booklist (starred review)

"[A] multilayered tale of "editing" history, human rights, and the ripple effect...Smart and profound on every level, this is a deeply satisfying novel." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Few stories are as smart, as nuanced, as exciting, and as unsettling as this one....engrossing and impactful." ― Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

"A glorious tale of hope in the face of outrage, an anthem of timeless resistance against the powers that would lead us to our worst futures." - Ken Liu, Author of The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories and The Grace of Kings

"The Future of Another Timeline does brilliantly what SF does best: makes metaphor concrete to illuminate the human condition. In this case, the idea that women are consistently written out of history by men is turned into a visceral reality, and secret history becomes a thrilling secret war." - Nicola Griffith, author of Hild

"The Future of Another Timeline is the mind-blowing punk feminist sci-fi time traveling thriller you've been waiting for, and which our culture desperately needs. Packed with action, sass, righteousness, technology and danger, it just might be a perfect book." - Michelle Tea

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Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz is an American journalist, editor, and author of fiction and nonfiction. She is the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship from MIT, and has written for Popular Science, The New Yorker, and the Washington Post. She founded the science fiction website io9 and served as Editor-in-Chief from 2008–2015, and subsequently was Editor-in-Chief at Gizmodo and Tech Culture Editor at Ars Technica. Her book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction was nominated for the LA Times Book Prize in science and her first novel, Autonomous, won a Lambda award.

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