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Brasyl: a Mind-Boggling Doozy

Elizabeth Vail reviews Ian McDonald's Brasyl for Green Man Review. She calls the novel, "a dazzling, if somewhat warped, story involving three separate but somehow connected narratives that evolve across three different timelines," and goes on to say that, "With all these ideas, and the steamy neon tropical setting of Brazil, Ian McDonald builds up to a mind-boggling doozy of a multiworld theory... McDonald gives us a Brazil that is enormous but close, filthy but pure, glossily artificial while true to itself."

She concludes that Brasyl is "a thought-provoking science fiction novel with an evocative sense of setting and textured language. "

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