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.
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