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Ajax Penumbra 1969 (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Book by Robin Sloan

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By Robin Sloan

From Robin Sloan, writer of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, the tale of Mr. Penumbra’s first journey to San Francisco—and of the way he received 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 number of blocks from urban lighting fixtures bookstall and an unheard of subway tunnel is being outfitted below the bay. in the meantime, south of town, orchards are quick giving approach to a brand-new equipped 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 replica of the Techne Tycheon, a mysterious quantity that has introduced and misplaced nice fortune for an individual who has owned it. The final list of the publication locates it within the San Francisco of greater than a century previous, and on that scant little bit of proof, Penumbra’s collage has dispatched him west to procure it for his or her library. After a couple of weeks of rigorous looking, Penumbra feels no toward his target than whilst he begun. yet overdue one evening, after one other day of dispiriting lifeless ends, he stumbles throughout a 24-hour book place, and the probabilities sooner than him extend exponentially.

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