August 15th, 2047. Happy Hundredth Birthday, India…
In the mid twenty-first century, Mother India is all the things she is now - beautiful and terrible, fantastically poor and staggeringly rich, ancient and a leader of the technological revolution. One and a half billion people, twelve semi-independent nations, nine million gods. Always changing, always the same.
On the eve of its hundredth birthday, ten people are doing ten very different things. In the next few weeks, all these people will be swept together to decide the fate of the nation. From gangsters to government advisors, from superstitious street-boys to scientists to computer-generated soap stars, River of Gods shows a civilization in flux - a river of gods
Ian McDonald is the author of several highly-acclaimed SF novels, including DESOLATION ROAD, KING OF MORNING, QUEEN OF NIGHT, KIRINYA and CHAGA. He has also had many stories published in magazines and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic. Ian McDonald lives in Belfast.