There are a few, small instances of meta in river of gods, ian mcdonald's near-future novel set in india, 2047one of those makes clear mcdonald ultimately writes about our reality, and not about made up stuff. Ian mcdonald weaves a love story across an endless expanse with his science fiction novella time was a love story stitched across time and war, shaped by the power of books, and ultimately destroyed by it. Cyberabad days returns to the india of 2047 as featured in ian mcdonald's acclaimed novel river of gods a new, muscular superpower of two billion people in an age of new nations, artificial intelligences, climate-change induced drought, water wars, strange new genders, genetically improved children that age at half the rate of baseline. In river of gods, however, ian mcdonald found a place for a little bit of everything in the caldron of india's future artificial intelligence, climate change, extreme body modification, alien artifacts in space, alternate realities, and cyberpunk-flavored digital warfare all have their place in this enthralling work of near-future science.
Ian mcdonald was born in 1960 in manchester and moved to northern ireland in 1965 at present, he lives in belfast with his wife, patricia his debut was the short story, the island of the dead, in the british magazine, extro. The arrival of a new book by ian mcdonald is nearly always an event, and with good reason in recent years his previous books written for adults have been rewarded with a string of awards and nominations, from river of gods (2004) winning a bsfa award and a clarke nomination in 2005 to brasyl (2007. But ian mcdonald reminds us to not forget about india his riveting new science fiction novel, river of gods , takes place on the subcontinent, and posits in part that the nation that now hosts the technical assistance hotlines for most of america's high-tech companies will become a global partner and competitor in the race for tech dominance. River of gods teems with the life of a country choked with peoples and cultures one and a half billion people, twelve semi-independent nations, nine million gods ian mcdonald has written the great indian novel of the new millennium, in which a war is fought, a love betrayed, a message from a different world decoded, as the great river ganges.
Written by ian mcdonald, narrated by jonathan keeble download and keep this book for free with a 30 day trial. God's work by ian mcdonald is abt a man who has hired prince or as he calls him mister edwards to work in his yard the employer shows great respect for mister edwards and adm ires him. Ian mcdonald was born in trinidad and has spent most of his life in guyana he is the author of the humming-bird tree and several poetry collections, and the editor of the literary journal kyk-over-al. 'god's work', a poem from ian mc donald's collection, 'mercy ward' immortalises his gardener, prince james the poem was read by ian mc donald at the launch of his collection of poetry called 'the.
Ian mcdonald's funeral costs - ian mcdonald was born on november 17th, 1996 he was an amazing individual with outstanding credentials that were supposed to push him far in life ian mcdonald was a star player for the erasmus hall dutchmen, a finals winning football team. Ian mcdonald ian mcdonald was born in 1960 in manchester, england, to an irish mother and a scottish father he moved with his family to northern ireland in 1965 he has won the locus award, the british science fiction association award, and the john w campbell memorial award. River of gods was clearly written by a man who is both intricately familiar with india and has an obvious love for the country and its beauty the story, which takes place in 2047, follows the parallel paths of several disparate characters during a period of increasing strife and tension in india.
River of gods - ian mcdonald earlier this year i read cyberabad days , a short story collection set in the same universe as river of gods for bscreview cyberabad days was not light reading but i was so impressed with mcdonald's writing that i immediately ordered copies of brasyl and river of gods. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see wikipedia: book series) like many concepts in the book world, series is a somewhat fluid and contested notion like many concepts in the book world, series is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. Ian mcdonald is the author of the 2011 hugo award-finalist the dervish house and many other novels, including hugo award-nominees river of gods and brasyl, and the philip k dick award-winner king of morning, queen of day he won a hugo in 2006 for his novelette, the djinn's wife, and has.
Ian mcdonald's river of gods—called a masterpiece by asimov's science fiction and praised by the washington post as a major achievement from a writer who is becoming one of the best sf novelists of our time—painted a vivid picture of a near future india, 100 years after independence. River of gods by ian mcdonald is a book i read, firstly, ways too late and secondly out of sequence: whilst it is not exactly part of a series it comes with a series of short stories, published after the book, and collated in a separate volume titled cyberabad days. River of gods by ian mcdonald 583pp, simon & schuster, £1299 the river of gods is the ganga, flowing down from the himalayas through the north indian plain to the bay of bengal. Thankfully, ian mcdonald has impressed me with river of gods it's a cultural and futurological immersion which is both intoxicating and disorientating, yet the reader doesn't experience each separately--the synergy of the two is an experience itself.