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Paris Adrift

The Time Machine meet Midnight In Paris

“Swift delivers both an unusual take on time travel and solid characters, including a fantastic protagonist.” — Publisher’s Weekly

Paris was supposed to save Hallie. Now… well, let’s just say Paris has other ideas.

She’s linked to a hole in time and chosen by fate to prevent a terrible war. Tumbling through Paris’ turbulent past and future, Hallie changes the world—and falls in love.

But with every trip, she loses a little of herself, and every change she makes ripples through time, until the future she’s trying to save suddenly looks nothing like what she hoped for… 

“A high-flying novel of love and peril—sheer page-turning entertainment that hooked me with its wit from the first sentence.” — Helen Marshall, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Gifts for the One Who Comes After

“A glittering novel of time travel that you’ll want to devour like a mille-feuille in one single bite. I loved it.” — Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award-winning author of A Man Lies Dreaming and Central Station

“Swift’s prose is well crafted, and her characters breathe a sort of gap-year-encounters-larger-than-reality hallucinogenic life: vivid, foreign, and faintly exotic to middle-class English girl Hallie.” — Locus

“Paris Adrift is a really cool book. It’s Skins meet time travel.” — British Fantasy Society

“Swift delivers both an unusual take on time travel and solid characters, including a fantastic protagonist.” — Publisher’s Weekly


"A very enjoyable read." -- Fortean Times

“Swift’s first novel, with its brilliant near-future vision of an ecologically and socially devastated world and characters who resonate with life and passion, marks her as an author to watch.” 

– Library Journal on Osiris

“A high-flying novel of love and peril—sheer page-turning entertainment that hooked me with its wit from the first sentence.” 

– Helen Marshall, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Gifts for the One Who Comes After

“A glittering novel of time travel that you’ll want to devour like a mille-feuille in one single bite. I loved it.” 

– Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award-winning author of A Man Lies Dreaming and Central Station

“Swift’s prose is well crafted, and her characters breathe a sort of gap-year-encounters-larger-than-reality hallucinogenic life: vivid, foreign, and faintly exotic to middle-class English girl Hallie.”

– Locus

“Paris Adrift is a really cool book. It’s Skins meet time travel.”

– British Fantasy Society

“Swift (the Osiris Project series) delivers both an unusual take on time travel and solid characters, including a fantastic protagonist.”

– Publisher’s Weekly

“Paris Adrift is a different type of time travel book, one I hope to see more of, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Paris, the fear for the future, and traveling into the unknown. Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour!”

 

– utopia-state-of-mind.com

“As well as being a profound mediation on history and the need to defend democracy, Paris Adrift is also a gorgeous evocation of youth and growing up… a celebration of that particular moment in our lives, when we feel those connections all the more strongly because we know on some level they will come to an end.”

– fantasy-faction.com

“An effervescent blend of revisionist history, fantasy and science fiction.” 

– Washington Post

"A very enjoyable read."

– Fortean Times