River of Gods Book
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

River of Gods


  • Author : Ian McDonald
  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625673046

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River of Gods Book Description :

A superpower of two billion people, a dozen new nations from Kerela to the Himalayas, artificial intelligences, climate-change induced drought, water wars, strange new genders, genetically improved children that age at half the rate of baseline humanity, and a population where males outnumber females four to one. This is India in 2047, one hundred years after its birth. In the new nation of Bharat, in the face of the failure of the monsoon, nine lives are swept together — a gangster, a cop, his wife, a politician, a stand-up comic, a set designer, a journalist, a scientist, and a dropout — to decide the future of Mother India. River of Gods teems with the life of a country choked with peoples and cultures — one and a half billion people, twelve semi-independent nations, nine million gods. A war is fought, a love is betrayed, a mystery from a different world decoded, as the great river Ganges flows on. Praise for River of Gods: “[A] bold, brave look at India on the eve of its centennial, 41 years from now...McDonald takes his readers from India's darkest depths to its most opulent heights, from rioting mobs and the devastated poor to high-level politicians and lavish parties. He handles his complex plot with flair and confidence and deftly shows how technological advances and social changes have subtly changed lives. RIVER OF GODS is a major achievement from a writer who is becoming one of the best sf novelists of our time.” —Washington Post “[P]erhaps his most accomplished novel to date... reminiscent of William Gibson in full-throttle cultural-immersion mode, packed with technical jargon, religious and sociological observation and allusions to art both high and low... RIVER OF GODS amply rewards careful consideration and more than delivers its share of straight-ahead entertainment. Already a multiple-award nominee following its British publication, McDonald's latest ranks as one of the best science fiction novels published in the United States this ye

River of Gods Book
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

River of Gods


  • Author : Ian McDonald
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-09-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780575086685

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River of Gods Book Description :

August 15th, 2047. Happy Hundredth Birthday, India ... On the eve of Mother India's hundredth birthday, ten people are doing ten very different things. In the next few weeks, all these people will be swept together to decide the fate of the nation. From gangsters to government advisors, from superstitious street-boys to scientists to computer-generated soap stars, River of Gods shows a civilization in flux - a river of gods. RIVER OF GODS is an epic SF novel as sprawling, vibrant and colourful as the sub-continent it describes. This is an SF novel that blew apart the narrow anglo and US-centric concerns of the genre and ushered in a new global consciousness for the genre.

River of Gods Book
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

River of Gods


  • Author : Ian McDonald
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2009-09-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781591028116

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River of Gods Book Description :

As Mother India approaches her centenary, nine people are going about their business — a gangster, a cop, his wife, a politician, a stand-up comic, a set designer, a journalist, a scientist, and a dropout. And so is Aj — the waif, the mind-reader, the prophet — when she one day finds a man who wants to stay hidden. In the next few weeks, they will all be swept together to decide the fate of the nation. River of Gods teems with the life of a country choked with peoples and cultures — one and a half billion people, twelve semi-independent nations, nine million gods. Ian McDonald has written the great Indian novel of the new millennium, in which a war is fought, a love betrayed, a message from a different world decoded, as the great river Ganges flows on.

River of Gods Book
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

River of Gods


  • Author : Ian McDonald
  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625673046

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River of Gods Book Description :

A superpower of two billion people, a dozen new nations from Kerela to the Himalayas, artificial intelligences, climate-change induced drought, water wars, strange new genders, genetically improved children that age at half the rate of baseline humanity, and a population where males outnumber females four to one. This is India in 2047, one hundred years after its birth. In the new nation of Bharat, in the face of the failure of the monsoon, nine lives are swept together — a gangster, a cop, his wife, a politician, a stand-up comic, a set designer, a journalist, a scientist, and a dropout — to decide the future of Mother India. River of Gods teems with the life of a country choked with peoples and cultures — one and a half billion people, twelve semi-independent nations, nine million gods. A war is fought, a love is betrayed, a mystery from a different world decoded, as the great river Ganges flows on. Praise for River of Gods: “[A] bold, brave look at India on the eve of its centennial, 41 years from now...McDonald takes his readers from India's darkest depths to its most opulent heights, from rioting mobs and the devastated poor to high-level politicians and lavish parties. He handles his complex plot with flair and confidence and deftly shows how technological advances and social changes have subtly changed lives. RIVER OF GODS is a major achievement from a writer who is becoming one of the best sf novelists of our time.” —Washington Post “[P]erhaps his most accomplished novel to date... reminiscent of William Gibson in full-throttle cultural-immersion mode, packed with technical jargon, religious and sociological observation and allusions to art both high and low... RIVER OF GODS amply rewards careful consideration and more than delivers its share of straight-ahead entertainment. Already a multiple-award nominee following its British publication, McDonald's latest ranks as one of the best science fiction novels published in the United States this ye

The River of Dancing Gods Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The River of Dancing Gods


  • Author : Jack L. Chalker
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-03-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780575098213

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The River of Dancing Gods Book Description :

BEYOND THE SEA OF DREAMS Life had not been kind to Joe and Marge. Now, according to the strangers who met them on a road that wasn't there, they were due to die in nineteen minutes, eighteen seconds. But the ferryboat that waited to take them across the Sea of Dreams could bring them to a new and perhaps better life. There lay a world where fairies still danced by moonlight and sorcery became real. Joe could become a mighty-thewed barbarian warrior. Marge could be beautiful and find her magical self. But there was much more than they realised to this strange land. This was a world where Hell still strove to win its ancient war and demon princes sent men into battles of dark magic. It was a world where Joe and Marge must somehow prevent the coming of Armageddon.

River God Book
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

River God


  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466868212

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River God Book Description :

Tanus is the fair-haired young lion of a warrior whom the gods have decreed will lead Egypt's army in a bold attempt to reunite the Kingdom's shattered halves. But Tanus will have to defy the same gods to attain the reward they have forbidden him, an object more prized than battle's glory: possession of the Lady Lostris, a rare beauty with skin the color of oiled cedar--destined for the adoration of a nation, and the love of one extraordinary man. International bestselling author Wilbur Smith, creator of over two dozen highly acclaimed novels, draws readers into a magnificent, richly imagined Egyptian saga. Exploding with all the drama, mystery, and rage of ancient Egypt, River God is a masterpiece from a storyteller at the height of his powers.

Cyberabad Days Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Cyberabad Days


  • Author : Ian McDonald
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2010-03-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781591028413

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Cyberabad Days Book Description :

This collection of seven stories and a thirty-one thousand word original novella revisits the vivid world of near future India that McDonald so successfully depicted in River of Gods (a BSFA Award winner). Readers will discover a new, muscular superpower of one and a half billion people in an age of artificial intelligences, climate-change induced drought, water wars, strange new genders, genetically improved children that age at half the rate of baseline humanity, and a population where males outnumber females four to one. This future India has fractured into a dozen states from Kerala to the headwaters of the Ganges in the Himalayas. Includes one Hugo Award nominee and one Hugo Award winner. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The River Gods of Greece Book

The River Gods of Greece


  • Author : Harry Brewster
  • Publisher : I.B. Tauris
  • Release Date : 1997-12-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004125337

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The River Gods of Greece Book Description :

This text explores the rivers of Greece which were gods and gods who were rivers, as individual deities in myth and art. Accounts of them are given by historians, mythographers and travellers, as well as by writers from Homer to Ovid.

God s Healing River Book

God s Healing River


  • Author : Jack Sheffield
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Christianity
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN 10 : 0972720812

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The River Gods Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The River Gods


  • Author : Brian Kiteley
  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781573661515

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The River Gods Book Description :

The River Gods is a novel in fragments, a mix of fact and fiction, in which various inhabitants of the area around what is now Northampton, Massachusetts, from the eleventh century through the 1990s, speak of their lives and of the community, a place haunted by the pervasive melancholy of extinguished desire. Each of the voices--including a character named Brian Kiteley and his family, the original Native American inhabitants, the actor Richard Burton, Sojourner Truth, Richard Nixon, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jonathan Edwards, and many nameless others--ruminate on a past that is startlingly present and tangible. The main character, though, is the world of Northampton, irrevocably woven into the fabric of Western history, yet still grounded by the everyday concerns of health, money, food, love, and family. It is a novel of voices, the living and the dead, that illuminate the passage of time.