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Gollancz, 2007 - Brazil - 405 pages
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Ian Macdonald's RIVER OF GODS, painted a vivid picture of a near future India, 100 years after independence. It revolutionised British SF for a new generation by taking a perspective that was not European or American. BRASYL will do the same for South America's largest and most vibrant country.

A story that begins in the favelas, the slums of Rio, and quickly expands to take in drugs, corruption, and a frightening new technology that allows access to all the multiple worlds that have slipped into existence in other planes everytime we make a decision.

This is rich, epic SF that opens our eyes to the world around us and posits mind-blowing alternative sciences. It is a landmark work in modern SF from one of its most respected practitioners.

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User Review  - jkdavies - LibraryThing

Much more fun this time around... I remember being slightly dazed the first time I read it, the tumult of all the characters, the cities, the places... but this time, the threads linking everything seemed smoother, clearer, and Ian Mcdonald's superb use of language shone through Read full review

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User Review  - ScoLgo - LibraryThing

What a great and trippy book! Three time-lines; The first, set in present-day Brazil, follows a media producer looking for her next hit reality TV show. Another, in a near-future cyberpunk setting ... Read full review

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Ian McDonald was born in Manchester in 1960. His family moved to Northern Island 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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