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Inversions : A Culture Novel : Book 5 - Iain M. Banks

Inversions

A Culture Novel : Book 5

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Published: 21st May 2001
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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. He also has at least one person he cares for deeply and who cares for him, though neither can risk saying so.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, two stories - linked more closely than even those involved can know - climb to a devastating climax.

INVERSIONS is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative. It is destined to become a classic of the genre.

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
* 'Violently clever' GUARDIAN
* '[An] intriguing and powerfully realised tale.' NEW SCIENTIST

About the Author

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He has since gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels.

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

Iain Banks

Iain [Menzies] Banks was born in Fife in 1954, and was educated at Stirling University, where he studied English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology.

Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984.

His first science fiction novel, Consider Phlebas, was published in 1987. He has continued to write both mainstream fiction (as Iain Banks) and science fiction (as Iain M. Banks).

He is now acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative and exciting writers of his generation: The Guardian has called him "the standard by which the rest of SF is judged". William Gibson, the New York Times-bestselling author of Spook Country describes Banks as a "phenomenon".

Iain M. Banks lives in Fife, Scotland.

Visit Iain Banks's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9781857237634
ISBN-10: 1857237633
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 21st May 2001
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1