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 the way he obtained entangled with the city's most unique always-open enterprise…
It is August 1969. The summer season 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 couple 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 the town, orchards are fast giving option to a brand-new outfitted on silicon.
But younger Ajax Penumbra has no longer arrived in San Francisco searching for unfastened 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 someone who has owned it. The final list 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 couple of weeks of rigorous searching, Penumbra feels no in the direction of his target than whilst he begun. yet overdue one evening, after one other day of dispiriting useless ends, he stumbles throughout a 24-hour book place, and the probabilities prior to him extend exponentially . . .
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