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McDonald, Ian 1960-

Works: 82 works in 402 publications in 12 languages and 10,887 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Young adult works  Thrillers (Fiction)  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Short stories  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6063.C38, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ian McDonald
Most widely held works by Ian McDonald
River of gods by Ian McDonald( Book )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's 2047, and the centennial of India's nationhood approaches. Amid the turmoil and vigor of a nation teeming with people and clogged with information, the lives of nine individuals, including a policeman, a journalist, a scientist, a politician, and a stand-up comic, intersect in an unanticipated union with the fate of their country at stake."--Library Journal
The Dervish House by Ian McDonald( Book )

35 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven days, six characters, three interconnected story strands, one central common core--the eponymous dervish house, a character in itself--that pins all these players together in a weave of intrigue, conflict, drama and a ticking clock of a thriller
Brasyl by Ian McDonald( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think Bladerunner in the tropics ... Be seduced, amazed, and shocked by one of the world's greatest and strangest nations. Past, present, and future Brazil, with all its color, passion, and shifting realities, come together in a novel that is part SF, part history, part mystery, and entirely enthralling. Three separate stories follow three main characters: Edson is a self-made talent impressario one step up from the slums in a near future São Paulo of astonishing riches and poverty. A chance encounter draws Edson into the dangerous world of illegal quantum computing, but where can you run in a total surveillance society where every move, face, and centavo is constantly tracked? Marcelina is an ambitious Rio TV producer looking for that big reality TV hit to make her name. When her hot idea leads her on the track of a disgraced World Cup soccer goalkeeper, she becomes enmeshed in an ancient conspiracy that threatens not just her life, but her very soul. Father Luis is a Jesuit missionary sent into the maelstrom of 18th-century Brazil to locate and punish a rogue priest who has strayed beyond the articles of his faith and set up a vast empire in the hinterland. In the company of a French geographer and spy, what he finds in the backwaters of the Amazon tries both his faith and the nature of reality itself to the breaking point. Three characters, three stories, three Brazils, all linked together across time, space, and reality in a hugely ambitious story that will challenge the way you think about everything
Luna : new moon by Ian McDonald( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Moon wants to kill you. Whether it's being unable to pay your per diem for your allotted food, water, and air, or you just get caught up in a fight between the Moon's ruling corporations, the Five Dragons. You must fight for every inch you want to gain in the Moon's near feudal society. And that is just what Adriana Corta did. As the leader of the Moon's newest "dragon," Adriana has wrested control of the Moon's Helium-3 industry from the Mackenzie Metal corporation and fought to earn her family's new status. Now, at the twilight of her life, Adriana finds her corporation, Corta Helio, surrounded by the many enemies she made during her meteoric rise. If the Corta family is to survive, Adriana's five children must defend their mother's empire from her many enemies ... and each other"--
Planesrunner by Ian McDonald( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When fourteen-year-old Everett Singh's scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves a mysterious app on Everett's computer giving him access to the Infundibulum--a map of parallel earths--which is being sought by technologically advanced dark powers that Everett must somehow elude while he tries to rescue his father
The broken land by Ian McDonald( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bold, sweeping, and magical, The Broken Land is a novel as mysteriously evocative as last night's dreams - and as shockingly real as tomorrow's headlines
Luna : wolf moon by Ian McDonald( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corta Helio, one of the five family corporations that rule the Moon, has fallen. Its riches are divided up among its many enemies, its survivors scattered. Eighteen months have passed
Desolation Road by Ian McDonald( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the history of a bizarre little town on the edge of the Martian desert over the course of its thirty-year existence
Be my enemy by Ian McDonald( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

14-year-old science whiz Everett Singh continues to outthink his enemies while navigating the multiverse searching for his dad, lost in a parallel universe
Time was by Ian McDonald( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A love story stitched across time and war, shaped by the power of books. In the heart of World War II, Tom and Ben became lovers. Brought together by a secret project designed to hide British targets from German radar, the two found a love that could not be revealed. When the project went wrong, Tom and Ben vanished into nothingness, presumed dead. Their bodies were never found. Now the two are lost in time, hunting each other across decades, leaving clues in books of poetry and trying to make their desperate time lines overlap"--Back cover
Cyberabad days by Ian McDonald( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and French and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of seven stories that explore the India of 2047, including "The Little Goddess," about a former deity who is lost in a strange new world, and "The Djinn's Wife," about a woman who falls in love with an AI
Terminal café by Ian McDonald( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 21st Century America the rich are getting richer, the poor more numerous and the dead are working hard to pay off their resurrection debts, the cost of their immortality. The novel follows the careers of four citizens of Los Angeles. By the author of The Broken Land
Evolution's shore by Ian McDonald( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A meteorite falls on Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro and the area is transformed into a new world which provides the local inhabitants with all the necessities of life, as well as immortality. The story is told by an Irish woman reporter who is sent to investigate the meteorite. By the author of The Broken Land
Empress of the sun by Ian McDonald( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and Russian and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everett and the crew of the Everness leap across a succession of parallel earths, searching for Everett's missing father while outrunning and outwitting the shadowy organization out to rule the multiverse"--
Ares express by Ian McDonald( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking place in the future of Ian mcDonald's "Desolation Road", "Ares Express" is set on a tetraformed Mars where fusion-powered locomotives run along the network of rails that is the planet's circulatory system and artificial intelligences reconfigure reality billions of times each second. One woman becomes the person upon whom the future--or futures--of Mars depends ..."--Page 4 of cover
The year's best science fiction : thirty-first annual collection( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world in the year's best short stories"--
King of morning, queen of day by Ian McDonald( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three generations of women share a mysterious power--one that threatens to destroy themIn early-twentieth-century Ireland, life for Emily Desmond is that of the average teenage girl: She reads, shes bored with school, and she has a powerful imagination. Then things begin to change. Her imagination is so powerful, in fact, that she wills a faerie into existence--an ability called mythoconsciousness. Its this power that opens a dangerous door that she will never want to close, and whose repercussions will reverberate across time. First to be affected is her daughter, Jessica, who, in the mid-1930s, finds that she must face her mothers power by using the very same gift against her. Then, in the near future, Jessicas granddaughter, Enye, must end the cycle once and for all--but it may prove too powerful to overcome
Scissors cut paper wrap stone by Ian McDonald( )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Ring has created the ultimate power to kill . . . but will it consume him? Also included is The Tear, finalist for the Hugo Award for Best NovellaFracters are the next wave in military technology. Developed by a design student named Ethan Ring, they are images that can control the minds of others, giving their users the power to hurt, hypnotize, or even kill.Witnessing the destruction that his invention has wrought, Ring finds himself guilt ridden and depressed. Seeking redemption, he embarks on a Shikoku pilgrimage across cyber-feudal twenty-first-century Japan, through the eighty-eight sacred sites of Shingon Buddhism. With the help of his friend Masahiko, Ring tours this strange new Japan in search of ways to rid himself of the curse that he has created. In the process, he not only learns about himself, he discovers new ways to use this terrible weapon to help and heal. With Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone, author Ian McDonald has created an indelible introspective journey through one of the most haunting environments imaginable.Also included is The Tear, a stunning novella set in a far-future world whose inhabitants develop multiple "aspects:" completely separate personalities that take over when required. The story follows young Ptey as he matures, takes on new aspects, and plays a vital role in a battle against an implacable enemy. The resulting story is tragic, hopeful, packed with ideas, and completely memorable
Solaris rising : the new Solaris book of science fiction by Ian Whates( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solaris Rising is the first in an exciting new series of anthologies that are set to reaffirm Solaris's proud reputation for producing high quality science fiction. The book will feature all original short stories from some of the foremost authors in the field; stories guaranteed to surprise, thrill and delight, demonstrating yet again why science fiction remains the most innovative, satisfying, and downright exciting genre of all
Sacrifice of fools by Ian McDonald( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and German and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protestants, Catholics, aliens. Just another division in BelfastWhen the alien Shian come to Earth, they offer technology in exchange for a home. Belfast, Northern Ireland, is where eighty thousand of them settle. From that point on, the already-divided city takes on yet another partition. The Shian integrate themselves into the citys culture, becoming one more set of faces in the crowd. Now, a series of ghastly murders has stunned the city and affected both the Shian and the humans. Andy Gillespie, a Loyalist and former criminal, is immediately named the main suspect in the killings. To clear his name, he must find the true perpetrators, and in order to do so, he must get help from any source possible--be it Protestant, Catholic, or extraterrestrial. Shortlisted for the James Tiptree Jr. Award, Sacrifice of Fools depicts a city at once familiar and peculiar. Belfast resident Ian McDonalds interpretation of his hometown is one in which the people live their lives to the best of their abilities; one in which they have to deal with the basics of life with extraterrestrials, from language barriers to surprising new fetishes. Here, Belfastians discover how little things truly change
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