The Flight of the Silvers (Paperback)

The Silvers Book One (The Silvers Series #1)

By Daniel Price

Blue Rider Press, 9780451472762, 624pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2015

List Price: 16.00*
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Description

The first book in the genre-bending Silvers series—an io9 "can't miss" science fiction pick—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 gone—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 world—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 them—before time runs out.

“Highly recommended for fans of apocalyptic and dystopian fiction.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“An absorbing adventure with a fresh take on both the parallel-universe and the paranormal subgenres.”—Kirkus (starred review)


About the Author

DANIEL PRICE is the author of Slick and The Flight of the Silvers. He lives in Gilbert, Arizona, with his partner, Nancy, and her three children. He cannot actually manipulate time.



Praise For The Flight of the Silvers: The Silvers Book One (The Silvers Series #1)

Nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
An io9 "Can't Miss" Science Fiction Pick


“VERDICT: This first volume in a planned trilogy is fascinating sf; Price's strong, engaging characters and fast-moving plot will keep readers on their toes. Highly recommended for fans of apocalyptic and dystopian fiction.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“An absorbing adventure with a fresh take on both the parallel-universe and the paranormal subgenres. You'll get pulled in.”—Kirkus (starred review)

“The cast is engaging (it includes a 16-year-old Australian boy, a girl who’s been separated from her entire family, and an affable cartoonist), and the author has created an alternate-reality world that is both bewilderingly different and reassuringly familiar…. A highly imaginative exercise in world building that also features characters it’s very easy to care about.”—Booklist

“I could list the wonders of this new world for a while, but I’d rather let you discover them for yourself when you read the book. You should read this book! I loved The Flight of the Silvers. I found it very difficult to put it aside to deal with my own life…It really is an amazing book.”—SF Crow’s Nest

“A mind-bending work of science fiction, Flight of the Silvers pairs an excellently paced plot with well-written and fully realized characters. If you’re new to the science fiction world, Daniel Price’s chunkster might just be the book to draw you into the genre.... It’s really the characters that make Flight of the Silvers worth reading. Price took his time carefully constructing and molding each of the main characters. These people leap off the page, with all of their flaws and ugly bits; they’re so incredibly realistic and three dimensional. Even though they’re not perfect, readers will enjoy getting to know each of these characters and understanding them. They are what carry the narrative; as the reader becomes emotionally invested in these characters, it becomes crucial that they survive their ordeals....This is a novel that will impress fans of science fiction, but the great characters will appeal to readers in all genres. You should absolutely plan on picking it up as soon as possible.”—S. Krishna’s Books blog

“Daniel Price has given readers the first installment of what promises to be a well-wrought sci-fi saga, colored by intriguing ideas and complex characters adrift in a wonderfully weird world. The Flight of the Silvers is thought-provoking, cinematic in scope…and very, very good.”—The Maine Edge

“Price deserves credit for creating immediately relatable characters whose motivations are understandable even when not so commendable. But he deserves out-and-out praise for doing so while constantly upping the temporal ante. The reader’s uncertainty concerning the rules of this new world may well mirror that felt by the protagonists, but the shared confusion never ruins the immersion. As a result, any hours spent reading The Flight of the Silvers will be time well spent.”—BookPage

“In The Flight of the Silvers, Daniel Price’s time-bending X-Men travel through an alternative America that is both alien and disturbingly familiar. Fast-paced, poignant, and absorbing.”—Emily Croy Barker, author of The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic

The Flight of the Silvers is a fabulous piece of speculative fiction. Its opening chapter is completely captivating, introducing Amanda and Hannah in a way that is unforgettable… This is an intricately plotted novel and it is also a beautifully written one. Enjoyable wordplay – including the creation of new words and the clever use of phrases – make The Flight of the Silvers as intellectually engaging as it is fun…. It’s a substantial book but a hugely enjoyable one and it is extremely difficult to put down. There is no doubt that in places it is bonkers. It’s impossible to tell what will happen next but whatever that thing is it will shock, horrify or delight. The air of foreboding is also chilling. All described and told with the lightest of touches and an exuberance.”—For Winter Nights blog

"A roller coaster ride describes this book pretty accurately. Fast-paced, twisty-and-turny, with some peaks and lulls, and ultimately extremely difficult to put down until the very last page. I’ve never read any story quite like it."—The Book Adventures blog

"One of the most entertaining time-travel stories I’ve read in years."—Rosemary & Reading Glasses blog

PRAISE FOR SONG OF THE ORPHANS (The Silvers Book Two)

“A worthy and thrilling follow-up to The Flight of the Silvers; the wait for Book 3 will be tough to bear.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Conjures a detailed, fantastic alternate Earth, populated with vulnerable, relatable characters from this Earth who readers will enthusiastically follow anywhere. Speculative fiction writers wear imagination like a suit of clothes, and Daniel Price has a closetful.”—Robert Buettner, bestselling author of The Golden Gate

“Daniel Price bends genres like his characters bend time and matter, layering sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery in a story that will swallow you whole. The Song of the Orphans is entertaining, poignant, visceral, and above all, smart. One can only hope that the third installment of Price's trilogy arrives as soon as possible.”—Lily Brooks-Dalton, author of Good Morning, Midnight

"Dazzlingly original and nimbly told, Daniel Price’s Silvers series brims with mind-bending fun."—Brendan Duffy, author of House of Echoes