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The Dervish House by Ian Mcdonald
  

The Dervish House

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Shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award 2011.

From this award winning author this is a futuristic look at Istanbul in 2025. We follow the families that live in and around the Dervish House looking towards future possibilities.

If you like Ian Mcdonald you might also like to read books by Hal Duncan.

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The Dervish House by Ian Mcdonald

In the CHAGA novels McDonald brought an Africa in the grip of a bizarre ailien invasion to life, in RIVER OF GODS he painted a rich portrait of India in 2047, in BRASYL he looked at different Brazils, past present and future. Ian McDonald has found reknown at the cutting adge of a movement to take SF away from its Britsh and American white roots and out into the rich cultures of the world. THE DERVISH HOUSE continues that journey and centres on Istanbul in 2025. Turkey is part of Europe but sited on the edge, it is an Islamic country that looks to the West, it is a country that had greatness in the past and may have it again in the future. THE DERVISH HOUSE is the story of the families that live in and around its titular house, it is at once a rich mosaic of Islamic life in the new century and telling novel of future possibilities.

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Ian McDonald writes science fiction like no one else; not just today, but ever before. After reading his latest novel, I think he might be best compared to a futuristic Charles Dickens. Diverse plot strands come together, past and future reflecting each other in an amazing book that easily matches McDonald's award winning Brasyl in ambition, scope and achievement. -- Lisa Tuttle THE TIMES

This is a brilliant, jewelled machine of a novel in which lives triggers events in other lives, in a sequence that skirts chaos and disaster, but ends with gorgeous order. -- Roz Kaveney THE INDEPENDENT McDonald creates a convincing portrait of an Istanbul teeming with dolmuses, meyhanes and apple tea, and his writing reflects his in-depth research about the country; if Orhan Pahmuk suddenly decided to bring nano-technology into his stories, it might read a little like this. Another epic, complex and intelligent offering from McDonald. Fans of realistic, character-driven SF will love it, and anyone with a familiarity of Istanbul will get an extra kick out of the novel. TOTAL SCI FI


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.

Photograph by Peter Fleissner

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Publication date

29th July 2010

Author

Ian Mcdonald

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Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Horror - Fantasy - SF
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Science fiction

ISBN

9780575080539

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