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Publisher Comments:

In The Bridge, master storyteller and weaver of worlds Iain M. Banks creates a mysterious structure that leads from nowhere to nowhere. Everyone lives on the Bridge, including a man named Orr, devoid of personality or memory, and haunted by dreams of war.

Banks' engaging blend of the cutting-edge hypothetical and blistering reality collide in The Bridge. The Bridge is like none other: A multi-layered society of incredible cities, terrible war zones, humor, horror and lust. Now that John Orr — victim of a terrible car accident — has reached it, the question remains of what lies on the other side.

Review:

"Banks is a phenomenon. Wildly successful, fearlessly creative...[with) gnarly energy and elegance!" William Gibson, author of Neuromancer

Review:

"Banks's...novel is satire, and its target turns out to be the British Isles' equivalent of American 'yuppies.' Deploying a wide range of stylistic devices, the narrative condemns fiercely an overly mechanistic society and its self-referential ethos." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"...Banks turns inward to explore the complex, surreal microcosm of the human mind in a kaleidoscopic novel for sophisticated, literary readers of speculative fiction." Library Journal

About the Author

Iain M. Banks was born in Scotland in 1954. His first novel, The Wasp Factory , was published in 1984. His novels include Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, The Bridge, Use of Weapons, and Against a Dark Background.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061053580
Author:
Banks, Iain
Publisher:
Eos
Author:
Banks, Iain M.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Near-death experiences
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Amnesia
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Amnesia -- Patients -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series Volume:
13/1995
Publication Date:
19970201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.54x5.90x.69 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Eos - English 9780061053580 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Banks is a phenomenon. Wildly successful, fearlessly creative...[with) gnarly energy and elegance!"
"Review" by , "Banks's...novel is satire, and its target turns out to be the British Isles' equivalent of American 'yuppies.' Deploying a wide range of stylistic devices, the narrative condemns fiercely an overly mechanistic society and its self-referential ethos."
"Review" by , "...Banks turns inward to explore the complex, surreal microcosm of the human mind in a kaleidoscopic novel for sophisticated, literary readers of speculative fiction."
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