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The Thing Itself Paperback – 13 December 2016

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  • Publisher : Gollancz; 1st edition (13 December 2016)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0575127732
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0575127739
  • Dimensions : 13.02 x 2.54 x 17.46 cm
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A remarkable novel: both gripping and intellectually exciting., George Monbiot

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

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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 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

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