The Dervish House

The Dervish House

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Pyr, c2010
ISBN: 9781616142049
1616142049
Characteristics: 359 p. ; 24 cm

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Science Fiction selection: A terrorist bomb sets off a chain of events that, over the next five days, entangles the lives of six characters. McDonald brilliantly imagines a world in which the ultramodern exists side-by-side with the ancient, and he blends science and mysticism to embody the cont... Read More »


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Aug 25, 2012

Science fiction writing different from anything I've read before.

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Bertrand3
Nov 05, 2010

Ian McDonald is blazing trails in science fiction with his stories set in the developing world. Africa, India, Brazil - and now Turkey. To be precise, Istanbul, the Queen of Cities. What happens in this city that straddles Europe and Asia when high technology and high finance meet old traditions? McDonald has an uncanny ability to make you feel that this is indeed the future of these places - or could be. All done at a rollicking pace that keeps the pages turning.

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