Iain Banks signing Transition

IAIN BANKS will be signing his new novel Transition at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 3rd October 1 – 2pm.

A world hangs suspended between triumph and catastrophe, frozen in the shadow of suicide terrorism and global financial collapse – Transition is set in a world that needs a firm hand. Instead, it has is the Concern, an all-powerful organisation with a malevolent presiding genius and numberless invisible operatives. Among these are Temudjin Oh, an unkillable assassin and a faceless torturer known only as the Philosopher. And then there’s the renegade, rebel-recruiting Mrs Mulverhill, and Patient 8262, hiding out from a dirty past in a forgotten hospital ward. As these vivid, strange and sensuous worlds circle and collide, the implications of turning traitor to the Concern become horribly apparent, and an unstable universe is set on a dizzying course.

Hugo Award winner Iain was born in Fife and educated at Stirling University where he read English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology. He gained widespread and controversial public notice in 1984 with his first novel, The Wasp Factory and went on to create of SFs best-loved fictional settings – the ‘Culture’ in novels such as Consider Phlebas and Player of Games. He’s almost unique in achieving success in two genres: mainstream, literary fiction, and science fiction.

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2 thoughts on “Iain Banks signing Transition

  1. Have to say I'm really looking forward to this release. That plot outline sounds like classic Iain Banks to me harking back to the days of The Wasp Factory, The Bridge, Walking on Glass etc. I've not read any Iain Banks for a while now but this sounds like a real return to form. I'll definitely be checking this out. Whatever happened to those gorgeous black and white covers though.

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