Ajax Penumbra: 1969

by Robin Sloan

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Ajax Penumbra: 1969

by Robin Sloan

3.5 of 5 stars 2 ratings • 0 reviews • 4 shelved

The utterly charming prequel to the New York Times-bestseller Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore.

San Francisco, 1969.
The summer of drugs, music and a new age dawning. A young, earnest Ajax Penumbra has been given his first assignment as a Junior Acquisitions Officer - to find the single surviving copy of the Techne Tycheon, a mysterious volume that has brought and lost great fortune for anyone who has owned it. After a few weeks of rigorous hunting, Penumbra feels no closer to his goal than when he started. But late one night, after another day of dispiriting dead ends, he stumbles upon a 24-hour bookstore and the possibilities before him expand exponentially. With the help of his friend's homemade computer, an ancient map, a sunken ship and the vast shelves of the 24-hour bookstore, Ajax Penumbra might just find what he's seeking...

  • ISBN10 1782395172
  • ISBN13 9781782395171
  • Publish Date 5 June 2014
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country GB
  • Imprint Atlantic Books
  • Edition Main
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 112
  • Language English