Publish date: September 23rd 2009
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
I guess this was a work in progress but he ran out of time. I could have done without all the copulating but the basic idea of the multiverse was tackled really well. So thanks for a last book.Ah - I later realise this wasn't his last book, so theoretically he could have done some editing......
Wow. Right where does one start with a book like this? Transition is only the second Iain Banks book I have read (The Wasp Factory being the other) and I’m happy and terrified to say this messed with mind in just the same way. So what’s it all about? Well having read it, it’s still quite difficult ...
Transition is an intensely political novel. Not in the Katherine Kurtz Deryni sense, but in the sense that it was clearly written in reference to recent and ongoing real-world events. It's not subtle, but neither is it overbearing.One of the benefits of reading (or, I can say, writing) dark fiction ...
This entertaining SF thriller combines the premises of two of my favorite SF classics. In Asimov's The End of Eternity, an all-powerful group called the Eternals use time-travel to control the course of human history. Whenever something bad is about to happen, they engineer a carefully timed interve...
Banks has a number of themes that appear repeatedly across his now quite large output of fiction and they ALL get stuffed into this one. That makes for quite a rich book but some of it is just so unsubtle that it's irritating - take Adrian, the 100% cliche drug/financial dealer whose role is very mi...
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