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Desolation Road.

Author: Ian McDonald
Publisher: San Francisco : JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc., 2014.
Series: Desolation Road.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It all began thirty years ago on Mars, with a greenperson. But by the time it all finished, the town of Desolation Road had experienced every conceivable abnormality; from Adam Black's Wonderful Travelling Chautauqua and Educational 'Stravaganza (complete with its very own captive angel), to the Astounding Tatterdemalion Air Bazaar. Its inhabitants ranged from Dr. Alimantando, the town's founder and resident genius,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Science Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McDonald, Ian.
Desolation Road.
San Francisco : JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc., ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian McDonald
ISBN: 9781625670731 1625670737
OCLC Number: 972289916
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages).
Contents: Chapter 48Chapter 49; Chapter 50; Chapter 51; Chapter 52; Chapter 53; Chapter 54; Chapter 55; Chapter 56; Chapter 57; Chapter 58; Chapter 59; Chapter 60; Chapter 61; Chapter 62; Chapter 63; Chapter 64; Chapter 65; Chapter 66; Chapter 67; Chapter 68; Chapter 69; About the Author; Also by Ian McDonald; Thank You from JABberwocky.
Series Title: Desolation Road.

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It all began thirty years ago on Mars, with a greenperson. But by the time it all finished, the town of Desolation Road had experienced every conceivable abnormality; from Adam Black's Wonderful Travelling Chautauqua and Educational 'Stravaganza (complete with its very own captive angel), to the Astounding Tatterdemalion Air Bazaar. Its inhabitants ranged from Dr. Alimantando, the town's founder and resident genius, to the Babooshka, a barren grandmother who just wants her own child - grown in a fruit jar; from Rajendra Das, mechanical hobo who has a mystical way with machines to the Gallacelli brothers, identical triplets who fell in love with - and married - the same woman. REVIEWS?Ian McDonald's Desolation Road is one of my most personally influential novels. It's an epic tale of the terraforming of Mars, whose sweep captures the birth and death of mythologies, economics, art, revolution, politics ... Desolation Road pays homage to David Byrne's Catherine Wheel, to Ray Bradbury's entire canon and to Jack Vance, blending all these disparate creators in a way that surprises, delights, then surprises and delights again.? - Cory Doctorow (Boing Boing)?McDonald's first novel, it absolutely bowled me over when it came out, and while I have read everything he's published since, and admire all of it and like most of it, this remains my favourite ... some of the most beautiful prose imaginable ... If you ever want to demonstrate how different science fiction can be, what an incredible range and sweep of things are published with a little spaceship on the spine, Desolation Road is a shining datapoint, because it isn't like anything else and yet it is coming from a knowledge of what the genre can do and can be and making something new out of it.? - Jo Walton (Tor.com)?This is the kind of novel I long to find yet seldom do. Desolation Road is a rara avis ... Extraordinary and more than that!? - Philip José Farmer.

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