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One of Banksie's best,
This review is from: Transition (Paperback)
This is one of Banksie's best science-fiction novels. All the stranger then, that he has written it under his "Iain Banks" title (normally reserved for non-SF) and not his "Iain M. Banks" title (normally reserved for SF.) Does this mean that from here on in he will simply write as "Iain Banks"? Whatever, this is one of his best books (and I think he has rated it as such himself.) As usual his political diatribes are present; this time on the lazy evil spread by the love of money and secondly by the casual acceptance of torture in the fight against terrorism. A nice touch of role reversal is that in most of the worlds he creates here, the terrorists are fundametalist Christians. The book is disorientating at first, but hang in there, all will become clear. The "Steep Approach to Garbadale" was a fine, if somewhat cosy, read, and "Matter" was over-long and disappointing for a Culture novel, but Transition is some of his best writing for a long time.