Ian McDonaldis the author of"Planesrunner, Be My Enemy," and"Empress of the Sun," in the Everness series. He has written thirteen science fiction novels--including the 2011 John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner for Best Novel, "The Dervish House"--as well as"Brasyl, River of Gods, Cyberabad Days, Ares Express, Desolation Road, King of Morning, Queen of Day, Out on Blue Six, Chaga," and"Kirinya."He's been nominated for every major science fiction award, and even won some. McDonald also works in television and in program development--all those reality shows have to come from somewhere--and has written for screen as well as print. He lives in Northern Ireland, just outside Belfast, and loves to travel."
"I would recommend this collection to everyone and anyone. If you like "River of Gods," this collection is a must-have. If you haven t read [it], this collection should show you what you re missing, and provide an introduction to this fascinating world." --SFRevu "A terrific book and a satisfying return to the world of River of Gods. Ian McDonald is a genius, pure and simple Highly recommended! 8.5/10" --Pat s Fantasy Hotlist sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year --Fantasy Book Critic Ian McDonald is one of science fiction's finest working writers, and his latest short story collection is the kind of book that showcases exactly what science fiction is ""for"."" "Cyberabad Days"" has it all: spirituality, technology, humanity, love, sex, war, environmentalism, politics, media -- all blended together to form a manifesto of sorts, a statement about how technology shapes and is shaped by all the wet, gooey human factors. Every story is simultaneously a cracking yarn, a thoughtful piece of technosocial criticism, and a bag of eyeball kicks that'll fire your imagination. The field is very lucky to have Ian McDonald working in it. --Boing Boing.net Wonderfully imagined world; great story ideas; McDonald's well-crafted prose delivers enjoyment on several levels. An excellent collection of stories that serves as both starting place for readers new to this world, and fascinating return trips for those who have been here before. --SF Signal "