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Robin Sloan expands the Penumbraverse to new reaches of time and space in a rollicking far-future adventure.

In MOONBOUND, Robin Sloan has written a novel with the full scope and ambitious imagination of the very books that lit the engines of MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE: an epic quest as only Sloan could conceive it, mixing science fiction, fantasy, good old-fashioned literary storytelling and unrivaled enthusiasm for what’s next.

It is 11,000 years from now. A lot has happened, and yet a lot is still very familiar. Ariel is a boy in a small town under a wizard’s rule. Like many adventurers before him, Ariel is called to explore a world full of unimaginable glories and challenges: unknown enemies, a mission to save the world, a girl. Here, as they say, be dragons. But none of this happens before Ariel comes across an artifact from an earlier civilization, a sentient, record-keeping artificial intelligence that carries with it the perspective of the whole of human history --- and becomes both Ariel’s greatest ally and the narrator of our story.

MOONBOUND is an adventure into the richest depths of Story itself. It is a deeply satisfying epic of ancient scale, blasted through the imaginative prism one of our most forward-thinking writers. And this is only the beginning.

by Robin Sloan

  • Publication Date: June 11, 2024
  • Genres: Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: MCD
  • ISBN-10: 0374610606
  • ISBN-13: 9780374610609