Review of Any Way The Wind Blows by Seanan Mcguire

A Multi-Universe Like a Piece a Baklava

illustrated by Gregory Manchess

“I’m tired of this. They warned me when I started that one day I’d be tired of this, and I thought they were ranting and raving the way hidebound old fools always rant and rave when there’s a scientific advancement at hand—it’s as much a part of the process as the grandiose declarations of showing them, showing them all, and the ceremonial passing of the adventurer’s compass.” 


Kindle Edition, 20 pages
Published July 3rd 2019 by Tor Books (first published June 5th 2019)
Original Title
Any Way the Wind Blows
Edition Language
New York City, New York, 2019 

Book Synopsis

In the original story Any Way the Wind BlowsNew York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire presents a sweet tribute to Manhattan’s iconic Flatiron building–celebrating the longtime home of Tor Books as the publisher bids farewell for new office space.

Composed of travelers from nine different parallel dimensions, the Cartography Corps crew aboard the airship Stalwart Trumpet of Glory descends on the New York City in our universe to collect and preserve artifacts from the legendary turn-of-the-twentieth century landmark Flatiron building.

My Thoughts...

This is a fun and fairly short story from famed author Seanan Mcguire. Even in it’s short format, the story packs in plenty of worldbuilding to give you a full sense of the moment in time and space that Mcguire is describing. 
As someone who has visited The Flatiron building in New York, I can attest that it is an architectural marvel jutting away into space like the sail of a great ship. It is fitting that Mcguire used the imagery of another ship, in this a blimp, as a way to connect the two. At least that is the imagery I got from the story. She created it to celebrate’s residence at the Flatiron building. 
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About The Author

Hi! I’m Seanan McGuire, author of the Toby Daye series (Rosemary and RueA Local HabitationAn Artificial NightLate Eclipses), as well as a lot of other things. I’m also Mira Grant (, author of Feed and Deadline.
Born and raised in Northern California, I fear weather and am remarkably laid-back about rattlesnakes. I watch too many horror movies, read too many comic books, and share my house with two monsters in feline form, Lilly and Alice (Siamese and Maine Coon).

Where to Find Her

She can be found on twitter at@seananmcguire and


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