The first book in the genre-bending Silvers seriesâ€”an io9 â€ścan't missâ€ť science fiction pickâ€”about six extraordinary people whose fates become intertwined on an earth far different from our own.
Without warning, the world comes to an end. The sky looms frigid white. The electric grid falters. Airplanes everywhere crash to the ground.
Within moments, the sky comes down in a crushing sheet of light, and everything and everyone are goneâ€”except for Hannah and Amanda Given. Saved from destruction by three fearsome and powerful beings, the Given sisters suddenly find themselves elsewhere: a strange new Earth where restaurants move through the air like flying saucers and the fabric of time is manipulated by common household appliances.
Soon Hannah and Amanda are joined by four other survivors from their worldâ€”a mordant cartoonist, a shy teenage girl, a brilliant young Australian, and a troubled ex-prodigy. Hunted by enemies they never knew they had, and afflicted with temporal abilities they never wanted, the sisters and their companions begin a cross-country journey to find the one man who can save themâ€”before time runs out.