Power flares everywhere in The Philosopher’s Flight, the debut novel from Tom Miller.
America has just entered the Great War, and eighteen-year-old Robert Weekes wants nothing more than be a flying medic in the US Sigilry Corps’ Rescue and Evacuation Service. Even in 1917, men have yet to show much talent in the ways of sigilry—magic modified by machinery—but Robert comes from a family of anarchist sigilists, and his abilities are strong enough to earn a scholarship to Radcliffe College. Can he fly fast enough to qualify for the Corps? Will the Corps even open their doors to a man? And can he survive the violent witch hunt perpetrated by the anti-sigilist political party?
This first novel in the Philosopher’s War series blends a coming-of-age story, imbued with magical and political powers, with a fantastical alternate history.