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In the year 2102 mankind has discovered the secret of eternal life. Human souls can be moved from one body to another through the process known as transference. Control of this new technology has fallen under the dominion of Jovian-a powerful prophet and head of the Church which governs every aspect of existence.

Banished to a mining colony on a distant planet for lawlessness is Barrabas Madzimure-the king of thieves. Only when Barrabas faces execution does he claim that another man committed his infamous crimes decades earlier. The authorities are suspicious. Is he the Madzimure of legend and a potential threat to Jovian's new world order, or just another victim of transference?

The story of a grim personal mission, Transference takes the reader on a heart-racing journey through rebellion, revenge, self-sacrifice, and the soul's search for identity.

When everything you believe about civilization is a lie, the ultimate power is truth.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 572g
  • English
  • 1645701506
  • 9781645701507

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"Self-sacrifice, a desire for vengeance, and a mother's love could save the world in Transference, a fantastical novel of epic scale." - Foreword Clarion, ★★★★

"Fans of epic, constantly evolving arcs will be pleased with the multiplying trajectories whose resolutions always propel future events. The mix of theology, technology, action, and melodrama gives fans of intricate thrillers much to chew on." - Publisher's Weekly

"Transference is a debut gem in the sci-fi genre. The small details bring this world alive, engaging readers immediately with clever tech and societal nuances. This is a book that will make readers think, but is also rife with unexpected twists to please those readers seeking an astral escape." -Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★1/2

"Transference explains the purpose of human suffering and the essential nature of hope in the struggle that is life. Keaton creates a science fiction masterwork that explores human identity and the dignity of the person without unnecessary moralizing.", ★★★★★

"Transference by B.T. Keaton is quite the accomplishment... something magnificent is attempted and then successfully pulled off. I respect a person that aims for the moon and then arrives there in spectacular fashion." -Ray Simmons, Readers Favorite, ★★★★★

"Keaton's debut novel combines a thrilling yet fundamentally human story about a man searching for his family, with a sobering exploration of how a radical technology can be exploited by those in power for their own gain." -Alex Mitchell, The, ★★★★

"Sometimes technology and the prescriptive nature of religious speculation overwhelm sci-fi thrillers, but this tale has a balanced blend of realism, philosophical inquiry, and speculative detail. Keaton just might attain literary immortality with this commanding debut novel." - Kate Robinson, The US Review of Books (Recommended)
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