Brasyl (2007) A modern reality TV producer, an aspiring mogul from a seedy near-future hood, an 18th-century Jesuit missionary, and other assorted Brazilians uncover a vast conspiracy… 2007-05-03 Fiction Sci-fi and Fantasy Pyr
Book Review

Brasyl (2007)

Details Release Date: May 03, 2007; Writer: Ian McDonald; Genres: Fiction, Sci-fi and Fantasy; Publisher: Pyr

A modern reality TV producer, an aspiring mogul from a seedy near-future hood, an 18th-century Jesuit missionary, and other assorted Brazilians uncover a vast conspiracy involving quantum physics and parallel realities in Ian McDonald's Brasyl.

For Fans of...
Philip K. Dick's paranoid philosophizing; City of God's urban squalor.

Bottom Line
Packing his pages with local color and big-picture speculation, McDonald conjures three equally vivid worlds. B+

Originally posted May 25, 2007 Published in issue #936 Jun 01, 2007 Order article reprints