Saturday, July 12, 2008

Time Magazine on River of Gods

Time magazine's Barbara Ehrenreich recommends Ian McDonald's River of Godsin the current issue, in a piece entitled, "Alternative Universes, With a Hindi Glossary."

She says: "I read fiction addictively to get as far out of this flat and blighted 'real world' as I can. When a friend recommended Ian McDonald's River of Gods, I was dubious; 600 pages, including a glossary of Hindi terms? But it worked... There aren't many literary sci-fi thrillers that deliver a mind-expanding metaphysical punch, and this one ended all too soon. But in the afterglow of McDonald's lushly blooming imagination, even the real world is looking better."


ces said...

I agree. It definitely ended too soon. That's why I am anxiously awaiting Cyberabaddays!

Erin Hoffman said...

She's one of my favorite independent journalists. Very cool to see a review from someone outside the usual SF space.