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Inversions

Inversions

The sixth Culture book from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction.

In the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.

Praise for the Culture series:

‘Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution’ Independent on Sunday

‘Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future’ Guardian

‘Jam-packed with extraordinary invention’
Scotsman

‘Compulsive reading’
Sunday Telegraph

The Culture series:
Consider Phlebas
The Player of Games
Use of Weapons
The State of the Art
Excession
Inversions
Look to Windward
Matter
Surface Detail
The Hydrogen Sonata


Other books by Iain M. Banks:
Against a Dark Background
Feersum Endjinn
The Algebraist

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT
Inversions

Inversions

IIn the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 18th July 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781857237634

Reviews

A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story
EXPRESS
Taut, hilarious and wicked
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff
SFX
Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever
TIME OUT