The Philosopher's Flight

The Philosopher's Flight

A Novel

Book - 2018
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A thrilling debut from ER doctor turned novelist Tom Miller. An epic historical fantasy set in a World-War-I-era America where magic and science have blended into a single extraordinary art. Eighteen-year-old Robert Weekes is a practitioner of empirical philosophy. An arcane, female-dominated branch of science used to summon the wind, shape clouds of smoke, heal the injured and even fly. Print run 100,000.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781476778150
1476778159
Characteristics: 422 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.

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NDKman
Apr 18, 2019

I throughly enjoyed reading this novel. A great read and I’m hoping for many more from this author. Entertaining and very engaging.

JessicaGma Sep 08, 2018

Absolutely a delight to read. The characters were solid, the twist on history is fantastic, and I was hooked right away. I think there's going to be a sequel, and I can hardly wait!

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rhcica
Sep 05, 2018

Good fun read. Lovable characters. And a little food for thought when it comes to gender roles and bias. I look forward to the next one.

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Chickwheat
Aug 04, 2018

Disclaimer: I’m only half-way through, but I am hooked!

Great story, characters I want to know, and multiple layers. Alternative history world is well developed but author isn’t so infatuated with his world-building that he abandons the characters or plot.

Tom Miller is a new author & I’m already looking forward to his next book.

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fledge
Mar 04, 2018

An interesting concept, that women can fly and do other wonderful things by “empirical philosophy,” that unfortunately bogs down in a run-of-the-mill plot and resolution. This is fantasy/historical fiction. It is neopaganism (Magick Wimmen!) pitted against the caricature of a dimbulb Luddite Christian Fundamentalist. It is almost entirely anachronistic, but not in the usual sense. It projects modern-day beliefs backward in time to World War I. This type of fiction might appeal to readers of 2018 – if they have no inkling of the changes in culture from 1917 till now.

JCLGreggW Jan 10, 2018

This is a dazzling, thoughtful, and imaginative alternative historical fantasy about magic during WWI. Women are by far the best wielders of magic, but a man wants to join the ranks of their most elite rescuer unit. Unique and fun, this is a delight.

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