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The Dervish House by Ian Mcdonald
  

The Dervish House

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Istanbul 2025, a new member of the EU is the imagined place for this epic, complex and intelligent character driven Sci-Fi novel. Old religions combine with nano technology for the residents of a dilapidated block of flats. It portrays a rich mosaic of Islamic life in the new century and is a telling novel of future possibilities.

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Synopsis

The Dervish House by Ian Mcdonald

In the CHAGA novels Ian McDonald brought an Africa in the grip of a bizarre alien 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 renown at the cutting edge of a movement to take SF away from its British 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.

Reviews

The Dervish House is simply sublime, an incredible novel by a literary genius that is by far one of the best novels of the last decade * SFBOOK * Loving Ian McDonald's science-fiction vision of Istanbul ... Ancient Ottoman mysteries and nanotechnology: that's the kind of mash-up we like. * THE HERALD (Glasgow) *


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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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2011

Author

Ian Mcdonald

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Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Science Fiction
Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9780575088627

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