'Baroque, digressive, kinetic, teeming with big ideas and grand theories, it's a novel to get lost in . . . Gripping'The TimesImagine 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.'One of Iain Banks's most imaginative and compelling novels yet.Scotsman
Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels. Iain Banks died in June 2013.