River of Gods

TitleRiver of Gods
Year for Search2004
AuthorsMcDonald, Ian [Neil](b. 1960)
Pagination583 pp.
Date Published2004
PublisherSimon & Schuster
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsMale author, Northern Ireland author
Annotation

Massive future history of India seen through the eyes of a number of different protagonists. Both eutopian and dystopian elements. India is both high tech and very traditional. 

Info Notes

Related stories include “The Little Goddess.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 29.6 (353) (June 2005): 102-34; “The Djinn’s Wife.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 30.7 (366) (July 2006): 102-32; rpt. in The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume 1. Ed. Jonathan Strahan (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2006), 445-78; and in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2007), 81-111; “Sanjeev and Robotwallah.” Fast Forward: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge. Ed. Lou Anders (Amherst, NY: Pyr, 2007), 226-43; Rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twentieth-Fifth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2008), 297-308 with an editor’s introduction on 297; and in Mithila, no. 2 (April 2016) http://mithilareview.com/mcdonald_04_16/; “The Dust Assassin.” The Starry Rift: Tales of New Tomorrows. An Original Science Fiction Anthology. Ed. Jonathan Strahan (New York: Viking, 2008), 236-71 with a note on the author and the author’s note on the story (272-73); rpt. in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 3. Ed. Jonathan Strahan (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2009), 97-117; and “An Eligible Boy.” Fast Forward 2. Ed. Lou Anders (Amherst, NY: Pyr, 2008), 241-72; rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twentieth-Sixth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2009), 120-39 with an editor’s introduction on 120. These stories plus “Vishnu at the Cat Circus” are rpt. in his Cyberabad Days. Amherst, NY: Pyr, 2009. U. K. ed. London: Gollancz, 2009. A film is in process.

Title Note

Cover adds August 15, 2047–Happy Birthday, India.

Author Note

Northern Ireland author (b. 1960)

Full Text

2004 McDonald, Ian [Neil] (b. 1960). River of Gods [Cover adds August 15, 2047–Happy Birthday, India]. London: Simon & Schuster. 583 pp.

Massive future history of India seen through the eyes of a number of different protagonists. Both eutopian and dystopian elements. India is both high tech and very traditional. Related stories include “The Little Goddess.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 29.6 (353) (June 2005): 102-34; “The Djinn’s Wife.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 30.7 (366) (July 2006): 102-32; rpt. in The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume 1. Ed. Jonathan Strahan (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2006), 445-78; and in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2007), 81-111; “Sanjeev and Robotwallah.” Fast Forward: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge. Ed. Lou Anders (Amherst, NY: Pyr, 2007), 226-43; Rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twentieth-Fifth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2008), 297-308 with an editor’s introduction on 297; and in Mithila, no. 2 (April 2016) http://mithilareview.com/mcdonald_04_16/; “The Dust Assassin.” The Starry Rift: Tales of New Tomorrows. An Original Science Fiction Anthology. Ed. Jonathan Strahan (New York: Viking, 2008), 236-71 with a note on the author and the author’s note on the story (272-73); rpt. in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 3. Ed. Jonathan Strahan (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2009), 97-117; and “An Eligible Boy.” Fast Forward 2. Ed. Lou Anders (Amherst, NY: Pyr, 2008), 241-72; rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twentieth-Sixth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2009), 120-39 with an editor’s introduction on 120. These stories plus “Vishnu at the Cat Circus” are rpt. in his Cyberabad Days. Amherst, NY: Pyr, 2009. U. K. ed. London: Gollancz, 2009. The author is from Northern Ireland. A film is in process.