River of Gods - Ian McDonald
Fiction - Science Fiction - ISBN: 1591025958, 0743404009, 0743256697, 0743256700
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Review of "River of Gods - Ian McDonald"
I love being lazy!!!
This is my ultimate no1 favourite book EVER!!!It is quite hard to read at first but you will be rewarded with it's completely unique storyline!
This book suggests a scientific explanation for the existence of multiple gods - Hinduism.Based in India in 2043 - this book questions what may happen when artificial intelligence becomes too intelligent.
The complexity lies mostly with the strange language used in the book - you may find yourself referring to the glossary a lot - the terminology used is called Angreez: "a hindi-isation of Elglish" - glossary.If you are interested in quantum physics and multiple dimensions then you will love the concept behind this book!
I have studied a lot of Physics and found it very plausible - which is very unusual for sci-fi!You can tell that a lot of research has gone into this book!
As a consequence of this book I also purchased two more earlier books by Ian McDonald and found them also very good: Ares Express and Desolation Road. They are both based on Mars and are a more standard sci-fi read.It is shocking that this author does not get more credit for his work. You may have difficulty finding his books in the usual shops.
Ian McDonald is vastly under-rated!
Product Information : River of Gods - Ian McDonald
Manufacturer's product descriptionFiction - Science Fiction - ISBN: 1591025958, 0743404009, 0743256697, 0743256700
Genre: Science Fiction
Title: River of Gods
Author: Ian McDonald
ISBN: 0743256697; 0743256700; 0743404009; 1591025958
Listed on Ciao since: 17/01/2005