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Cyberabad Days por Ian McDonald
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Cyberabad Days (edición 2009)

por Ian McDonald

Series: River of Gods (Short Story Collection), New World Order (1.5)

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The world: 'Cyberabad' is the India of 2047, 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 out-number females four to one. India herself has fractured into a dozen states from Kerala to the headwaters of the Ganges in the Himalayas. Cyberabad is a collection of 7 stories: The Little Goddess. Hugo nominee Best Novella 2006. In near future Nepal, a child-goddess discovers what lies on the other side of godhood. The Djinn's Wife. Hugo nominee and BSFA short fiction winner 2007 A minor Delhi celebrity falls in love with an artificial intelligence but is it a marriage of heaven and hell? The Dust Assassin. Feuding Rajasthan water-rajas find that revenge is a slow, subtle process. Jasbir and Sujay go Shaadi. Love and marriage should be plain-sailing when your matchmaker is a soap-star artificial intelligence Sanjeev and Robotwallah. What happens to the boy-soldier roboteers when the war of Separation is over? Kyle meets the River. A young American in Varanas learns the true meaning of 'nation building' in the early days of a new country. Vishnu at the Cat Circus. A genetically improved 'Brahmin' child finds himself left behind as he grows through the final generation of humanity.… (más)
Miembro:Katissima
Título:Cyberabad Days
Autores:Ian McDonald
Info:Pyr (2009), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 330 pages
Colecciones:Lista de deseos
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Etiquetas:science fiction

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Cyberabad Days por Ian McDonald

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    La bomba números seis y otros relatos por Paolo Bacigalupi (AlanPoulter)
    AlanPoulter: Both are short story collections that seem to accurately capture the trials and tribulations of the near future.
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Series of short stories, many dealing with aeais (AI programs of various degrees of sophistication that pervade the infoworld. All the stories take place in India, around Delhi. Some are pretty cool...others are weird.
  JohnLavik | Mar 29, 2020 |
McDonald is amazing as always. He seamlessly blends the little 'eyekicks' required of the genre without tedious exposition or sacrificing his elegant and unaffected prose style. Most authors, even good ones, can score at best two out of three. McDonald hits the trifecta, over and over again.

My only recommendation would be to read RIVER OF GODS first, then this one, then all the rest you can get your hands on. ( )
  ralphpalm | Nov 11, 2019 |
...Cyberabad Days is not a light read. McDonald introduces a lot of technological concepts and deals with complex social issues. The setting will also not be familiar to many readers and McDonald stuffs is as many non English words, social, cultural and religious peculiarities and science fictional concepts as he can get away with. All of this put into relatively short works of fiction poses something of a challenge to the reader. It also makes Cyberabad Days an intense and immersive read. I thought the picture of India McDonald paints fascinating. The manner in which McDonald connects India's history and culture with futuristic technology is fascinating. It is as colourful and dramatic as the fictional soap opera Town and Country that is mentioned in just about every story, something McDonald's exuberant prose only reinforces. Although the city itself isn't important in the stories, the reference to Hyderabad, one of India's information technology centres, in the title of the collection is well chosen. The development of technology is of course highly speculative but the author does cover many of the challenges India, divided or not, will face in the coming decades. Not a light read, but definitely a rewarding one. If you haven't read River of Gods before tackling Cyberabad Days, you definitely will pick it up after finishing it.

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  Valashain | Jul 24, 2016 |
I liked one of his short stories, so I've vowed to try one of his novels. If there's a better one I should read, please suggest it!
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Great collection - well-drawn characters, well-told stories. Highly recommended. Ian McDonald is one of the very finest writers of literary-quality science fiction today. ( )
  ronhenry | Nov 17, 2015 |
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We believe in this future India because all the invention (and there are masses of inventions casually crowded into these urban stories) do not feel imposed upon the setting but feel rather as if they have grown out of the setting. And because of this sense of natural growth, it is a future that is crowded, dirty, tumultuous, poor, thriving, smelly, joyous, colourful; a future, in other words, that feels like the real world around us.
añadido por sdobie | editarSFSite, Paul Kincaid (Aug 1, 2009)
 
While some stories are too slight for the welter of wordage employed, McDonald gives a refreshing take on the future from a non-western viewpoint.
añadido por andyl | editarThe Guardian, Eric Brown (Apr 4, 2009)
 
Every story is simultaneously a cracking yarn, a thoughtful piece of technosocial criticism, and a bag of eyeball kicks that'll fire your imagination.
añadido por lampbane | editarBoing Boing, Cory Doctorow (Feb 27, 2009)
 
If you are simply looking for weird and smart science fiction that will surprise you, I recommend Cyberabad Days. It's a chance to see the future from a perspective that rarely shows up in Western scifi.
añadido por PhoenixTerran | editario9, Annalee Newitz (Feb 16, 2009)
 

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The world: 'Cyberabad' is the India of 2047, 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 out-number females four to one. India herself has fractured into a dozen states from Kerala to the headwaters of the Ganges in the Himalayas. Cyberabad is a collection of 7 stories: The Little Goddess. Hugo nominee Best Novella 2006. In near future Nepal, a child-goddess discovers what lies on the other side of godhood. The Djinn's Wife. Hugo nominee and BSFA short fiction winner 2007 A minor Delhi celebrity falls in love with an artificial intelligence but is it a marriage of heaven and hell? The Dust Assassin. Feuding Rajasthan water-rajas find that revenge is a slow, subtle process. Jasbir and Sujay go Shaadi. Love and marriage should be plain-sailing when your matchmaker is a soap-star artificial intelligence Sanjeev and Robotwallah. What happens to the boy-soldier roboteers when the war of Separation is over? Kyle meets the River. A young American in Varanas learns the true meaning of 'nation building' in the early days of a new country. Vishnu at the Cat Circus. A genetically improved 'Brahmin' child finds himself left behind as he grows through the final generation of humanity.

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