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It's hard to explain exactly why, except for that pessimistic/critical tone just not ringing true.
(I wouldn't recommend reading Cyberabad Days first, though, unless you're not planning to read River of Gods - there are major spoilers for it).
Readers of Ian McDonald will be delighted to see the future India presented in his River of Gods returns with renewed focus in CYBERBAD DAYS.
Classic Ian McDonald. He is the master at this type of futuristic sci fi/fantasy that always feels as if it's a reality that's just around the corner. Loved it.Published 10 months ago by ShellBeWrite
I am a huge fan of this author but this is not worth buying. One or two good pieces, the rest crap.Published 16 months ago by Ross Salinger
Cyberabad Days makes a great companion book to McDonald's novel River of Gods - we learn more about the history of India, what the events of River of Gods meant to the population... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kriti Godey
Cyberabad Days is a great collection of stories that deals with a cyberpunk India which seems to be the logical conclusion of all western IT companies offshoring IT work there. Read morePublished on December 14, 2011 by Lee Sergei
This was a great collection of stories set in the same future India as McDonald's River of Gods, which I also really liked. Read morePublished on July 1, 2011 by A. Tady
First, as a person weaned on Star Trek, I was seriously put off by the preface written by Mr. McAuley. His opinion is worthless to me. Read morePublished on January 2, 2010 by R. Setbacken
I read Cyberabad Days after immensely enjoying Brasyl and finding this for a decent price second-hand, and was quite disappointed. Read morePublished on November 6, 2009 by A. D. MacFarlane
Well written to say the least. This was my first time reading this author. Each chapter could be considered a short story in itself. Well done background. Read morePublished on September 27, 2009 by theotherguydidit
Readers of Ian McDonald will be delighted to see the future India presented in his River of Gods returns with renewed focus in CYBERBAD DAYS. Read morePublished on September 18, 2009 by Midwest Book Review