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A time-travelling nerd applies Kant with lethal results in this dazzling philosophical adventure...this is really walking the literary high wire, and Roberts not only keeps his balance, he makes the spectacle compelling (The Guardian)

using lit-fic techniques and by not playing by the genre rules, [Roberts] rises to the challenge that Mitchell sets down (SFX)

The Thing Itself is evidence of Adam Roberts' inimitable brilliance. (Tor.com)

I can't think of another such ostentatiously clever novel that is so dramatically successful. (Julian Baggini)

I do appreciate a novel that makes me think while also entertaining me. The Thing Itself marries the two to perfection. There is so much packed within these pages and, without doubt, it's one of those memorable novels that will stand to repeated readings over the passing of time. A book of the year for me, for sure. (For Winter's Nights)

Personally, I found it deeply fascinating...The closest reference point for me was Philip K. Dick's VALIS trilogy which fits in the same general literary area but "The Thing Itself" is definitely much more fun. (Upcoming 4 Me) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Adam Roberts is Reader in English at London University. His first novel, Salt, was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He has also published a number of academic works on both 19th century poetry and SF. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN : B010Q1FSFO
  • Publisher : Gollancz (17 December 2015)
  • Language: : English
  • File size : 1122 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 369 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 77 ratings
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nevillek
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book - clever, fast-paced, and well written
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 July 2017
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars only for the fact that I am simply ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 April 2017
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2.0 out of 5 stars Misunderstands Kant
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 July 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kitsch en Sync (Mitchell variation)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 July 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and odd gripping page turner
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2020
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