Six Months, Three Days
by Charlie Jane Anders
Published: November 2015
Available Format(s): Chapbook, limited edition of 300 copies
Because they are both clairvoyant, Doug and Judy both know exactly how and when their romance will play out. But Judy’s outlook is optimistic and Doug’s perspective is nihilistic. Hurtling toward their foretold breakup, Doug and Judy must each determine how immutable the future really is—except when it isn’t. Can two people who are always right somehow prove each other wrong?
In her bittersweet and witty Six Months, Three Days, Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky) chronicles a brief relationship that is both impossible and familiar to anyone who has fallen in—and out—of love.
Six Months, Three Days was printed in a limited 300-copy chapbook edition in conjunction with the celebration of Tachyon’s 20th anniversary.
Praise for Six Months, Three Days
“[Y]ou all must read this story. . . Charlie Jane Anders did what she needed to with the story, but I was hooked and wanted more.”
—Adventures in Reading
“The philosophical contrast and science fictional premise provide an intriguing philosophical flavor to the human romance; the two work exquisitely in synchrony.”
—Rachel Swirsky, author of the collection How the World Became Quiet and Myths of the Past, Present, and Future
“A very cool science fiction romantic story that won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novelette and was nominated for both the Nebula and Sturgeon awards as well!”
—Best Science Fiction Stories.com
Charlie Jane Anders is the author of All the Birds in the Sky, a novel coming in early 2016 from Tor Books. She is the editor-in-chief of io9.com and the organizer of the Writers With Drinks reading series. Her stories have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Tor.com, Lightspeed, Tin House, ZYZZYVA, and several anthologies. Her novelette “Six Months, Three Days” won a 2012 Hugo Award.
Praise for Charlie Jane Anders
“Excruciatingly funny and captivating . . . . [Charlie Anders] has a knack for sharp, dizzy, laugh-out-loud dialogue.”
Praise for Choir Boy
“A coming-of-age tale with universal resonance that also manages to expand our understanding of the word “universal.”
“A groundbreaking and unflinching tale of teenage transsexualism.”
“A journey almost anyone can relate to.”
—The San Francisco Chronicle
“Choir Boy may well be the first trans novel with Christian-youth crossover potential.”
Visit the Charlie Jane Anders website.