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Titel: River of Gods
Verlag: Simon & Schuster Ltd.
Zustand: Very Good
Sound book with clean pages and clear content. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 188535
Inhaltsangabe: August 15th, 2047. Happy Hundredth Birthday, India...In the mid twenty-first century, Mother India is all the things she is now - ancient and vibrant, poor yet staggeringly rich. Diverse, violent, beautiful and terrible, thrilling and bewildering. A nation choked with peoples and cultures, riven with almost seismic contrasts and contradictions. Nearly two billion humans crowd the subcontinent and her seething cities - the cyberabads - where timeless culture and the highest of high-technologies meet to spawn new societies, and - possibly - new sentient species. RIVER OF GODS is a book as big and brawling as its subject. Its magnificently diverse array of characters - from genetically enhanced 'Brahmins' to body-part runners, American scientists to 'Dharma-cops' (government Artificial Intelligence assassins) - are drawn in interwoven stories towards a cosmic-scale conclusion that will forever change the way we understand ourselves, life, and the universe we inhabit.
'A staggering achievement, brilliantly imagined and endlessly surprising ... A brave, brilliant and wonderful novel' -- GUARDIAN
'A staggering achievement, brilliantly imagined and endlessly surprising...a brave, brilliant and wonderful novel' -- Christopher Priest, Guardian
'Hugely adventurous and entertaining, sumptuously inventive and full of heart...it is likely to rank as Ian McDonald's finest creative achievement' -- Nick Gevers, Locus
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