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Charlie Jane Anders Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

All the Birds in the Sky (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six Months, Three Days (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Intestate (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cartography of Sudden Death (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
As Good as New (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clover (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Charlie Jane Anders, who is an American woman of letters, was born in Connecticut in the United States. Anders, who is a polymath in her own right, has many occupations. She is a novelist, short story writer, blogger, event organizer, essayist, emcee, juror, commentator, publisher, presenter, lobbyist, and performing artist, all rolled into one.

Charlie Jane Anders, whose niche is especially science fiction and fantasy and fiction, has penned countless stories. She has written for many notable online platforms, dailies, and magazines. For instance, she has written for dailies such as The Wall Street Journal and San Francisco Chronicle, magazines such as Publishers Weekly and Mother Jones, and alternative newspapers like The San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Charlie Jane Anders,who practiced a Buddhist lifestyle during her teenage years, was influenced by fellow American novelist Annalee Newitz who also doubles up as her partner, co-founder, and co-editor of a blog and their own magazine. Incidentally, Newitz and Ander are females; Anders, who is a San Francisco resident, is a self-confessed transwoman and the so-called genderqueer.

Section on Books
Charlie Jane Anders, who has authored a standalone novel and several novels, has also co-written many collections. Anders debuted in mid-2000s. Currently, there are two editions of Charlie Jane Anders’ debut novel. The first edition was initially published in April 2005, titled Choir Boy. This book is shelved under the queer or GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender), fiction, and young adult genres.

Berry is the featured central character in Charlie Jane Anders’ debut novel. Meet protagonist Berry. Berry is a young boy, aged twelve. Berry, who sings in a choir, is in an identity crisis. Like the mythological Narcissus who was madly in love with his image, forgetting it is impermanent, so is Berry; Berry, who is looking forward to a lifelong choral music career, is befogged by the transience of his childish voice.

In the first novel authored by Charlie Jane Ander, Choir Boy, the turning point is Berry’s voice that is changing, a direct correlation between physical changes and growth. In the figment of his imagination, his voice should remain unchanged at all costs. This prompts him to seek hormonal therapy in a futile attempt to salvage his changing voice; this leads to disastrous side effects such breast development and, worse still, Berry becomes a social outcast. Anders shows Berry suffering to the last dregs, in a Lambda award-winning book.

Charlie Jane Anders Awards
Author Charlie Jane Anders is a multi-award-winning novelist and has been nominated many times too. In 2006, Anders’ debut was nominated for the Edmund White Award, in the Debut Fiction category. Better still, the debut clinched the Lambda Award in 2006.

In 2016, Charlie Jane Anders was nominated for the Nebula Award in the Best Novel category; in the same year, Anders was again nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award, in the Fantasy category. In both cases, she was nominated by virtue of the novel entitled All the Birds in the Sky which she published in 2016. Finally, in early 2017, Charlie Jane Anders bagged the IAFA William L. Crawford Award which was proffered by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts; Anders won courtesy of her 2016 book named All the Birds in the Sky.

In 2012, Charlie Jane Anders clinched the Hugo Award, in the Best Novelette category; she won courtesy of her novelette titled Six Months, Three Days which she published in May 2011. In 2012, the aforementioned book was also nominated for the Nebula Award, in the Best Novelette category. The said book was nominated for The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award in 2012. Charlie Jane Anders’ novelette Six Months, Three Days finished second.

There is a literary event called Writers with Drinks. This is a monthly event which was started in San Francisco and is emceed by Charlie Jane Anders. Between 2005 and 2008, the literary event apparently received Best of the Bay Award four times. In 2005 and 2006, consecutively, Anders clinched the Best of Bay Award for it.

Charlie Jane Anders Books into TV Shows
NBC has since optioned Charlie Jane Anders’ story named Six Months, Three Days. The story will be a television film and Eric Garcia, a TV writer, is involved in the screen adaption.

Best Charlie Jane Anders Books
The following are the best books authored by Charlie Jane Anders by virtue of winning or being shortlisted for major literary awards. The first one is Choir Boy. It has already been described. The second one is called All the Birds in the Sky. This revolves around two childhood friends who separate mysteriously after schooling together. One of them becomes an engineer and the other a talented magician; both meet in troublesome circumstances when the world has a plethora of problems and is on the verge of relapsing to the dark era. The two one-time friends team up to try to salvage the planet.

The third one, albeit a novelette, is called Six Months, Three Days. This features two seers: a male and female. They are aware of things long before they actually happen, including an ill-fated romantic affair between them. But their forecasting is not always out-and-out correct.

Other Books Series You May Like
Readers who liked Charlie Jane Anders books also liked the following series of books. The first one is called Terra Ignota series, authored by Ada Palmer. This is a trilogy and the featured protagonist is Mycroft Canner. Basically, this is a futuristic series wherein the time-frame is the 25 the century. This is an era of unbelievable modern convenience but wherein religious practices and gender different are illegal and taboo, respectively. Worse still, the world’s social order is on the verge of disintegrating.

The second one is named The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps series, penned by Kai Ashante Wilson. This duology features protagonist Demane who is a minor deity, god-child soldier of fortune, and presumed sorcerer. Demane is descended from gods that relocated from the world and moved to heaven.

The other notable series is titled The Centenal Cycle, authored by Malka Ann Older. This duology revolves around a worldwide democracy and general election, wherein a supermajority governance is a norm. But the big political arena is fraught with problems ranging from regional conflicts to superpower rivalry that threatens to pull the entire world into a vortex of a gargantuan crisis.

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