Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald


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in Manchester, Lancashire, England, The United Kingdom
March 31, 1960

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Ian Neil McDonald was born in 1960 in Manchester, England, to an Irish mother and a Scottish father. He moved with his family to Northern Ireland in 1965. He used to live in a house built in the back garden of C. S. Lewis’s childhood home but has since moved to central Belfast, where he now lives, exploring interests like cats, contemplative religion, bonsai, bicycles, and comic-book collecting. He debuted in 1982 with the short story “The Island of the Dead” in the short-lived British magazine Extro. His first novel, Desolation Road, was published in 1988. Other works include King of Morning, Queen of Day (winner of the Philip K. Dick Award), River of Gods, The Dervish House (both of which won British Science Fiction Association Awards), t ...more

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I never blog, unless it's to contradict myself, or I have something of interest to report. This is the latter. Just (and by just, I mean, still getting over the travel angst, which, since it involved Ryanair, and a 2:00 am drive up from Dublin, fog and chip'n'pin cardreader failure at a gas station, is considerable) back from Pyrkon, at Poznan in Poland. This is the national Polish SFF conventi... Read more of this blog post »
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River of Gods (India 2047, #1)

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The Dervish House

3.85 avg rating — 4,088 ratings — published 2009 — 29 editions
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New Moon (Luna #1)

3.79 avg rating — 4,249 ratings — published 2015 — 25 editions
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Brasyl

3.66 avg rating — 2,630 ratings — published 2007 — 30 editions
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Wolf Moon (Luna, #2)

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Cyberabad Days

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Desolation Road (Desolation...

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Planesrunner (Everness #1)

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Be My Enemy (Everness, #2)

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Evolution's Shore

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“Any AI smart enough to pass a Turing test is smart enough to know to fail it.”
Ian McDonald, River of Gods

“Fake it may be, lies and deceptions, but this is the world in which we find ourselves, and here we must make our little lives.”
Ian McDonald, Brasyl
tags: lies, life

“There's never been a rule of human behavior that hasn't been broken by someone, somewhere, sometime, in some circumstance mundane or spectacular. To be human is to transcend the rules.”
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