Cyberabad Days by Ian Mcdonald

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Extraordinary new fiction set in the future India of River of Gods.

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. It revolutionized SF for a new generation by taking a perspective that was not European or American. Nominated for the Hugo Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and winning the BSFA Award, the rich world of this novel has inspired McDonald to revisit its milieu in a series of short stories, all set in the world of River of Gods.

Cyberabad Days is a triumphant return to the India of 2047, a new, muscular superpower of one and a half billion people in an age of artificial intelligences, climate-change induced drought, water-wars, strange new genders, genetically improved children that age at half the rate of baseline humanity, and a population where males outnumber females four to one. India herself has fractured into a dozen states from Kerala to the headwaters of the Ganges in the Himalayas.

Cyberabad Days is a collection of seven stories, one Hugo nominee and one Hugo winner among them, as well as a thirty-one-thousand word original novella. As with everything Ian McDonald does, it is sure to be one of the most talked about books of the year.


Sanjeev and Robotwallah:
Selected for both The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection and Year's Best SF 13

What happens to the boy-soldier roboteers when the war of Separation is over?

Kyle Meets the River

A young American in Varanasi learns the true meaning of nation building in the early days of a new country.

The Dust Assassin

Feuding Rajasthan water-rajas find that revenge is a slow, subtle process.

An Eligible Boy
An Indian take on Cyrano de Bergerac. Love and marriage should be easy with an Artificial Intelligence matchmaker.

The Little Goddess Hugo nominee Best Novella 2006

In near future Nepal, a child-goddess discovers what lies on the other side of godhood.

The Djinn s Wife Hugo Best Novelette and BSFA short fiction winner 2007

A minor Delhi celebrity falls in love with an artificial intelligence but is it a marriage of heaven and hell?

Vishnu at the Cat Circus
A genetically improved Brahmin child finds himself left behind as he grows through the final generation of humanity.

Cover Illustration �© Stephan Martiniere


About Ian Mcdonald

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Ian McDonald has written 13 science fiction novels and has lost count of the number of stories. He's been nominated for every major science fiction award, and even won some. Ian also works in television, in program development-all those reality shows have to come from somewhere-and has written for screen as well as print. He lives in Northern Ireland, just outside Belfast, and loves to travel. Planesrunner is the first part of the Everness series.
Published February 24, 2009 by Pyr. 280 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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