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Transition

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349139272

Price: £9.99

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‘A book that makes you look at the world around you in a different light… properly thrilling’ Independent on Sunday



Imagine a world that is one of infinite parallel worlds, between the dismantling of the Wall and the fall of the Twin Towers, in the shadow of suicide terrorism and financial collapse. Presiding over this world is the Concern, an all-powerful organisation whose operatives possess extraordinary powers. There is Temudjin Oh, an unkillable assassin who journeys from the high passes of Nepal to a version of Victorian London or a wintry Venice; Adrian Cubbish, restlessly greedy City trader; and the Philosopher, a state-sponsored torturer who moves between the time zones with sinister ease. Transition is a high-definition, hyper-real apocalyptic fable for terrible times.


Praise for Iain Banks:

‘The most imaginative novelist of his generation’ The Times

‘His verve and talent will always be recognised, and his work will always find and enthral new readers’ Ken MacLeod, Guardian

‘His work was mordant, surreal, and fiercely intelligent’ Neil Gaiman

‘An exceptional wordsmith’ Scotsman

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Reviews

Transition is Banks at his exuberant, flamboyant, head-spinning best
Financial Times
Iain Banks is gifted with wonderful fluency and dizzying imaginative flair
Daily Mail
Baroque, digressive, kinetic, teeming with big ideas and grand theories, it's a novel to get lost in... gripping
The Times
A labyrinthine tale of great conception and craft... A memorable array of characters... Transition is awash with energy and dark wit
Sunday Business Post
A highly readable and engrossing sci-fi thriller
Sunday Herald
One of Iain Banks's most imaginative and compelling novels yet
Scotsman
An engrossing, futuristic fable with plenty to say about the here and now
Metro
Brilliantly compulsive
Big Issue
Wildly imaginative... A corker of a thriller, a classic good versus bad tale, and one which the author uses to tackle some seriously big moral and philosophical issues - but always in his typically light-handed and darkly humorous fashion... A book that makes you think, one that makes you look at the world around you in a different light, and it's also a properly thrilling read
Independent on Sunday