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May Books 4) Speaking in Tongues, by Ian McDonald

This book has been lingering on my 'unread' list for several years so I was a little annoyed with myself to realise that I had actually read it; I don't have a note of having done so after buying it in 2007, so I must have previously owned a copy in the late 1990s or early 2000s. As usual, it is full of McDonald's lush, dense, descriptive prose, taking us to various richly imagied environments (mostly near-future Earth, but not usually in the First World). The standout piece for me is "Toward Kilimanjaro", the prequel to Chaga / Evolution's Shore, but they are all great.
Tags: bookblog 2011, rereads, writer: ian mcdonald
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