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River of Gods by Ian Mcdonald
  

River of Gods

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A Suitable Boy meets The Matrix in a big Indian novel of the future, 2047. As this massive country begins celebrating its 100th birthday, on the verge of war and waiting for the monsoon, ten diverse characters begin the journey that will decide the fate of their civilization. A gripping, beautifully imagined epic. Huge in scope, very impressive.

Comparison: China Mieville, Stephen Donaldson (Gap Series), Ruchir Joshi’s Last Jet Engine Laugh.
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River of Gods by Ian Mcdonald

August 15th, 2047. Happy Hundredth Birthday, India...On the eve of Mother India's hundredth birthday, ten people are doing ten very different things. In the next few weeks, all these people will be swept together to decide the fate of the nation. From gangsters to government advisors, from superstitious street-boys to scientists to computer-generated soap stars, River of Gods shows a civilization in flux - a river of gods

Reviews

Brimming with colourful writing, poetic imagination and outrageous events recounted in a persuasively matter-of-fact manner' Daily Mail

'A staggering achievement, brilliantly imagined and endlessly surprising' Guardian

'RIVER OF GODS is a big, ambitious novel envisioning India's high-tech future which combines intelligent cynicism about the political realm with an idealism about ordinary people which avoids heroics' Time Out

About the Author

Ian Mcdonald

Ian McDonald was born in Manchester in 1960. His family moved to Northern Ireland in 1965. He now lives in Belfast and works in TV production. The author of many previous novels, including the groundbreaking Chaga books set in Africa, Ian McDonald has long been at the cutting edge of SF. RIVER OF GODS won the BSFA award in 2005.

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Publication date

4th April 2005

Author

Ian Mcdonald

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster (trade Division)

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Paperback

Categories

Science Fiction
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ISBN

9780743404006

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