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A Once Crowded Sky
By Tom Fowler (illustrator) and Tom King
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Touchstone Books
Publication date July 10, 2012
Pages 326
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781451652000
ISBN-10 1451652003
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $26.00
§As reported by publisher
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A tour de force debut novel from a former CIA counter-terrorism officer, A Once Crowded Sky fuses the sensibility of bombastic, comic-book-style storytelling with modern literary fiction to bring to life a universe of super men stripped of their powers, newly mortal men forced to confront danger in a world without heroes.


The superheroes of Arcadia City fight a wonderful war and play a wonderful game, forever saving yet another day. However, after sacrificing both their powers and Ultimate, the greatest hero of them all, to defeat the latest apocalypse, these comic book characters are transformed from the marvelous into the mundane.

After too many battles won and too many friends lost, The Soldier of Freedom was fine letting all that glory go. But when a new threat blasts through his city, Soldier, as ever, accepts his duty and reenlists in this next war. Without his once amazing abilities, he's forced to seek the help of the one man who walked away, the sole hero who refused to make the sacrifice--PenUltimate, the sidekick of Ultimate, who through his own rejection of the game has become the most powerful man in the world, the only one left who might still, once again, save the day.

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With Tom King | from Touchstone Books (July 10, 2012)
9781451652000 | details & prices | 326 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $26.00
About: A tour de force debut novel from a former CIA counter-terrorism officer, A Once Crowded Sky fuses the sensibility of bombastic, comic-book-style storytelling with modern literary fiction to bring to life a universe of super men stripped of their powers, newly mortal men forced to confront danger in a world without heroes.
Paperback
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With Tom King | Reprint edition from Touchstone Books (July 9, 2013)
9781451652017 | details & prices | 326 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.00

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