Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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May Books 17) Cyberabad Days, by Ian McDonald

Collection of short stories set in the same near-future, cyberpunk, sexy, religious, politically fragmented India as River of Gods. Three of these stories were also Hugo nominees (indeed one, "The Djinn's Wife", won both Hugo and BSFA Award). I got a lot more out of reading them together, with the setting reinforced by each story in sequence. Of those I had not previously read, I think I most liked "An Eligible Boy", a story of a genetically engineered child in an arranged marriage and what he does to get his own way in defiance of his birth family. But they are all pretty mind-bending in the typical McDonald way.
Tags: bookblog 2014, writer: ian mcdonald
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