Galaxy Bookshop Logo
Go to my checkout basket
Login to Galaxy Bookshop
Register with Galaxy Bookshop
Gift Vouchers
Browse by Category

facebook
Google Book Preview
Brasyl
— —
Ian McDonald
Brasyl by Ian McDonald at Galaxy Bookshop,

Brasyl

Ian McDonald


9780575082885

Gollancz


Science Fiction » Future Society;
Award Winners » British Science Fiction Award


Paperback

432 pages

$24.99
We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
order qty:  
Add this item to my basket

Ian McDonald'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.

By:   Ian McDonald
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   352g
ISBN:   9780575082885
ISBN 10:   0575082887
Series:   Gollancz S.F.
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   October 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Author Website:   www.ianmcdonald.livejournal.com

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.


Brasyl is classic McDonald: a deep thinking, high-paced adventure story, exploring the quantumn universe, combining sassy, believeable characters with a captivating delight in language and storytelling. Mcdonald inhabits the Brazil - or rather, the Brazils - of this world and sweeps you along as no other writer in the field could manage. -- Keith Brooke THE GUARDIAN A beautiful story, one that cries out to be read again and again. McDonald's light is still shining brightly, and considering the consistent quality of his titles, we say long may it burn. -- James Rundle SCIFI NOW This is a big, sprawling, sexy, complex novel. The writing is energetic and economical, the story riveting, the denouement fascinating. An ambitious and riveting SF epic. DREAMWATCH TOTAL SCI-FI


  • Short-listed for John W Campbell Award 2008 (UK)
  • Shortlisted for John W Campbell Award 2008.
  • Winner of British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel 2008 (UK)
  • Winner of British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel 2008.
My Shopping Basket
Your cart does not contain any items.