Ian McDonald
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Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald was born in 1960 in Manchester, England, to an Irish mother and a Scottish father. He moved with his family to Northern Ireland in 1965. He used to live in a house built in the back garden of C. S. Lewis's childhood home but has since moved to central Belfast, where he now lives, exploring interests like cats, contemplative religion, bonsai, bicycles, and comic-book collecting. He debuted in 1982 with the short story "The Island of the Dead" in the short-lived British magazine Extro. His first novel, Desolation Road, was published in 1988. Other works include King of Morning, Queen of Day (winner of the Philip K. Dick Award), River of Gods, The Dervish House (both of which won British Science Fiction Association Awards), the graphic novel Kling Klang Klatch, and many more. His most recent publications are Planesrunner and Be My Enemy, books one and two of the Everness series for younger readers (though older readers will find them a ball of fun, as well). Ian worked in television development for sixteen years, but is glad to be back to writing fulltime.

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    • Wolf Moon

    • Luna, Book 2
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Corta Hélio, one of the five family corporations that rule the moon, has fallen. Its riches are divided up among its many enemies, its survivors scattered....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good continuation of the story

    • By Robert E. Lee on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • River of Gods

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    On the eve of Mother India's 100th birthday, 10 people are doing 10 very different things. In the next few weeks, all these people will be swept together to decide the fate of the nation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A long and winding river

    • By Ken on 11-17-12

    Regular price: $27.71

    • Empress of the Sun

    • Everness, Book 3
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    World-hopping, high-action adventure starring a smart boy with computer skills and a tough girl who pilots a blimp....

    Regular price: $20.24

    • King of the Morning, Queen of the Day

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Deidre Mullins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and the Prix Imaginales. Three generations of women share a mysterious power - one that threatens to destroy them....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good ideas, but terrible structure and style

    • By Anna M on 08-08-14

    Regular price: $23.75

    • Desolation Road

    • Desolation Road, Book 1
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    It all began thirty years ago on Mars, with a greenperson....

    Regular price: $23.75

    • Be My Enemy

    • Everness, Book 2
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Everett Singh has escaped from his enemies with the Infundibulum - the key to all the parallel worlds. But his freedom has come at a price: the loss of his father to one of the billions of parallel universes in the Panopoly....

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Dervish House

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 143

    It begins with an explosion. Another day, another bus bomb. Everyone, it seems, is after a piece of Turkey....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen, but then read

    • By Karen on 09-18-11

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Evolution's Shore

    • Chaga Series, Book 1
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Melanie McHugh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    On the trail of the mystery of Saturn’s disappearing moons, network journalist Gaby McAslan finds herself in Africa researching the Kilimanjaro Event....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mhe

    • By George on 06-24-16

    Regular price: $23.75

    • Planesrunner

    • Everness, Book 1
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    There is not one you. There are many yous. There is not one world. There are many worlds. Ours is one among billions of parallel earths....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid young adult sci-fi adventure

    • By Ryan on 03-01-14

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Brasyl

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Nigel Pilkington
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    This is a story that begins in the favelas, the slums of Rio, and quickly expands to take in drugs, corruption, and a frightening new technology....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • CyberPunk Quantum Romp through a Multiverse Brazil

    • By Gerrie du Toit on 07-12-12

    Regular price: $20.24

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