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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.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
Used availability for Ian McDonald's Brasyl


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Hardback Editions

June 2007 : Hardback
Title: Brasyl (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 0575080515 / 9780575080515 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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May 2007 : Hardback
Title: Brasyl
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 1591025435 / 9781591025436 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pyr
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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : Paperback
Title: Brasyl (Folio Science Fiction)
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 2070441644 / 9782070441648
Publisher: Gallimard Education
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2009 : Paperback
Title: Brasyl
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 2352943450 / 9782352943457
Publisher: Bragelonne
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2009 : Paperback
Title: Brasyl (Solaris)
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 8498004659 / 9788498004656
Publisher: La Factora De Ideas
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2009 : Paperback
Title: Brasyl
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 1591027357 / 9781591027355 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pyr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

August 2008 : Paperback
Title: Brasyl (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 0575082887 / 9780575082885 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

June 2007 : Paperback
Title: Brasyl (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 0575080507 / 9780575080508 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2007 : Paperback
Title: Brazyl
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 0743285816 / 9780743285810 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: Brasyl (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: B003VQS4BM / 9780575082885
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: Brasyl
Author(s): Ian Mcdonald
ISBN: B00C4B2IYY
Publisher: Pyr
Availability: Amazon   

April 2009 : Kindle edition
Title: Brasyl
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: B0080KAU9S
Publisher: Pyr
Availability: Amazon   

May 2007 : Kindle edition
Title: Brasyl
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: B002VWLGIA
Publisher: Pyr
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