Win a copy of Ian McDonald's CYBERABAD DAYS

I have five copies of Ian McDonald's latest, Cyberabad Days, up for grabs, courtesy of the cool folks at Pyr. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

Here's the blurb:

Ian McDonald’s River of Gods—called a “masterpiece” by Asimov’s Science Fiction and praised by the Washington Post as “a major achievement from a writer who is becoming one of the best SF novelists of our time”—painted a vivid picture of a near future India, 100 years after independence. It revolutionized SF for a new generation by taking a perspective that was not European or American. Nominated for the Hugo Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and winning the BSFA Award, the rich world of the novel has inspired McDonald to revisit its milieu in a series of short stories, all set in the world of River of Gods.

Cyberabad Days is a triumphant return to 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 outnumber females four to one. India herself has fractured into a dozen states from Kerala to the headwaters of the Ganges in the Himalayas.

Cyberabad Days is a collection of seven stories, one Hugo nominee and one Hugo winner among them, as well as a thirty-one-thousand-word original novella. As with everything Ian McDonald does, it is sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.

The rules are the same as usual. You need to send an email at reviews@(no-spam) with the header "CYBERABAD." Remember to remove the "no spam" thingy.

Second, your email must contain your full mailing address (that's snail mail!), otherwise your message will be deleted.

Lastly, multiple entries will disqualify whoever sends them. And please include your screen name and the message boards that you frequent using it, if you do hang out on a particular MB.

Good luck to all the participants!

6 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

I was checking through the archives,Pat,and I do believe you owe us a review of at least one member of Tom Lloyd's book series The Twilight Reign.You did interview the guy,so I'm curious about your opinion of his writing.

It also so happens(ahem) that book 3,The Grave Thief just came out.How about it,then?

Anonymous said...

I'm curious, are people living outside US/CAN eligible for these prizes, as well?

Bridget said...

I've posted this on Win A Book. No need to enter the contest.

Dream Girlzzz said...

Anon1: I don't think Pat owes us anything in particular. If he wants to give lloyd a shot, it will happen in due course. I know I want him to read the latest McDonald and quite a few others before reading Tom Lloyd. No disrespect to Lloyd, but I figure Pat has bigger fish to fry...

Anon2: Considering that people from all over the world keep winning these contests (I've won squat so far, but what the fuck!?!), I guess it's safe to say that anyone is eligible.:)

Simeon said...

I've won and I'm from Bulgaria, so yup - it's ok.

Steve MC said...

PBS has been showing an extremely well-done series called "The Story of India," focusing on its ancient history.

As someone who's had European and American history done over and over again, it's not only revelatory, but totally unique in how these ancient kings would conquer and then give it all up to become monks.

Suffice to say, it's given me a great background to and deep interest in McDonald's books.