Who are The Incrementalists? Publishers Weekly explains: “In this philosophical and inventive urban fantasy, Brust (the Vlad Taltos series) and White (In Dreams Begin) introduce the eponymous secret society, which has existed for millennia with a startlingly humble mission. The Incrementalists use their 40,000-year collective memories for ‘meddlework’ —identifying people at turning points in history and manipulating them to try to make the world a little better.” Join Steven Brust and Skyler White as they share their infectious literary glee with readers.
The Incrementalists--a secret society of two hundred people with an unbroken lineage reaching back forty thousand years. They cheat death, share lives and memories, and communicate with one another across nations, races, and time. They have an epic history, an almost magical memory, and a very modest mission: to make the world better, just a little bit at a time. Their ongoing argument about how to do this is older than most of their individual memories. Phil, whose personality has stayed stable through more incarnations than anyone else's, has loved Celeste--and argued with her--for most of the last four hundred years.
But now Celeste, recently dead, embittered, and very unstable, has changed the rules--not incrementally, and not for the better. Now the heart of the group must gather in Las Vegas to save the Incrementalists, and maybe the world.
About the Authors
Steven Brust is the author of Dragon, Issola, the New York Times bestsellers Dzur and Tiassa, and many other fantasy novels. He lives in Minneapolis.
Skyler White is the author of And Falling, Fly and In Dreams Begin. She lives in Texas.
In a Victorian Ireland of magic, poetry, and rebellion, Ida Jameson, an
amateur occultist, reaches out for power-but captures Laura Armstrong, a
modern-day graphic artist, instead. When Ida channels Laura into the
body of celebrated beauty and Irish freedom-fighter Maud Gonne, Laura
falls in love with the young poet W. B. Yeats. Their love affair
entwines with Irish history and weaves through Yeats' poetry- until Ida
discovers something she wants more than magic in the subterranean spaces
between Laura's time and her own. With Laura's Irish past threatening
her orderly present, she and Yeats must find a way to make their love
last over time, in changing bodies...or lose each other forever.