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BSFA Review: Hopeland by Ian McDonald

18/10/2023 19:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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Hopeland by Ian McDonald

(Gollancz, 2023)

Reviewed by Nick Hubble

Hopeland is a huge novel in every respect, coming in at nearly 650 pages, spanning locations including the UK, Greenland and the Pacific Islands, and encompassing a time period running from the 2011 London riots to a climate-ravaged early 2030s. However, its full temporal scope is even bigger than this summary suggests, stretching back into the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and forward to a future, millennia hence, as it poses the question of whether a family might outlive the Anthropocene by lasting for 10,000 years.

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