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here is the Amazon link. I haven’t read it yet but I am looking forward to reading it…

Ian McDonald’s DERVISH HOUSE, superb novel of the mystical nano future of Istanbul

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

I’ve just finished Ian McDonald’s new novel, The Dervish House. I know what to expect from Ian McDonald: broad vistas, intricately imagined futures, poetic language that transports and delights, a blend of mysticism and science that thrills and moves. But no matter how much foreknowledge I bring to a new Ian McDonald, I am always, always startled and thrilled by the exciting, moving epic story I find inside.

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from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
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Istanbul exhibition questions medium of photography
Hurriyet Daily News
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The Magic (and Gay Turks) of Istanbul! | My Fabulous Disease
By admin
All the younger men in Istanbul look gay. It may be the tight, fake designer t-shirts, the lean bodies, the hairy chests and the swagger. They resemble little John Travoltas circa Saturday Night Fever by way of Omar Sharif.

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