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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.

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Published January 13th 2020 by Ingleside Avenue Press
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Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
B. T. Keaton makes one appreciate science fiction as a genre in his book ‘Transference’. The plot is created with a unique and fresh storyline that is both intriguing and fascinating to follow. The book is based on the transference of souls from one human to another. Barrabas Madzimure is deemed a menace in society. The man is accused of thievery and every other crime around. Barrabas Madzimure is a complex character. He lives like a rash individual, disappointing some and acting wild. Even in ...more
Jefferson Llantin
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Transference by B.T Keaton is a book that follows Thaniel Kilraven, a man who was captured and imprisoned for his crimes against the church (an organization which has control over the people of Earth). Banished to a mining planet, he’s soon interrogated and the same organization that captures him keeps a closer look on him. With this in mind, he has to use his wits, skills, and even a helping hand to successfully get out of there. Afterwards, Kilraven has to go out and expose the Church’s true ...more
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In B. T. Keaton’s Transference, sci-fi and technology take center stage as the reader is led through a thrilling story with incredible characters. The reader is introduced to Barrabas, whose words and actions confirm that he is among the most impressive character to follow. Barrabas is confident. He introduces himself with contentment and boasts of his actions. I like how the author created this particular character as it was difficult to predict what his next step would be. He takes pride in ...more
Ben Christian
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I will start off by saying that science fiction is typically not the genre I normally read but I was instantly drawn to Transference the moment I saw the cover. I wanted to know more about what the book was actually about so I read the blurb and preview and fell in love with the authors' writing style. From the first page, you are thrown right into the middle of the action and just when you think it may let up, you are hit with another twist that will keep you reading until the end. One of my ...more
Edward James Bruce Robinson
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Never one for sci-fi, I’m the guy who fell asleep just before Darth asked Luke “who is your daddy and what does he do?”

I overheard someone describing this book while at a restaurant, dining with my none other good friend kindle (I was away for work)

I’ve always been interested/curious in my own existence, and that fact that my conscious mind constantly worries about it.

While yes it was a bit sci-fi/above my reading level, It’s the first book I’ve ever finished without stopping.

The characters
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Set in a far future, in a dystopian universe in which human souls are transferred from one body to another to create an eternal life, Keaton’s debut is full of action and intrigue.

As a prisoner on a distant mining planet, Barrabas Madzimure hasn’t given much thought to the future until his execution approaches near. As the only witness to the Church’s manipulation of the process of transference, Barrabas is aware of the danger he poses to the Church’s rule. Knowing well that his true identity
Ian Miller
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story starts with Barrabbas in a mine on the planet Eridania. The miners are effectively slaves, most of whom are clones. A clone gives a body, but without a soul; the soul can be transferred from the original, and the original is kept in suspended animation on Earth. Accordingly, eternal life is possible, but that seems to be reserved solely for "The Prophet", who runs "The Church". Life on Earth is not much better than being a slave; this is a dystopian theocracy, except there is not a ...more
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
With the skill and deliverance of a veteran writer, B. T. Keaton makes his debut entrance with Transference. Barrabas Madzimure in an outcast, not a slave, he refuses to believe the wardens or the Church has completed over him while he works the mines. After killing a warden, Barrabas is sentences to death within the week. Through his initial interview, he gives his given name: Thaniel Kilraven. This stirs up the pot within the prison and Church as men scramble to find the missing details in his ...more
Kate Robinson
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Barrabas Madzimure is a notorious thief, banished from a dystopian, post-apocalyptic Earth and sent to mine eridanium ore on a distant prison planet. The slave laborer is sentenced to death after killing an errant prison warden. What seems like a mundane predicament is complicated by the fact that immortality is available to all in the twenty-second century by soul transference, a complicated process requiring eridanium, and controlled by an all-powerful Church under the watchful eye of a ...more
Jimmy Jefferson
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sci-fi action thriller

This is the story of transference and the ability to move the human soul from body to body. Travel was light speed and you could traverse the galaxy in minutes. The prophet controls the method of transfer and uses that power to surround himself with loyal protectors while reeking havoc on the world. Across the galaxy a man named Barrabas is facing execution when he announced his previous name was Kilraven who is a sworn enemy of the prophet. He finds himself threatened with
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Transference is a fascinating premise for a sci-fi novel. Moving human souls from one body to another creates a lot of opportunities for interesting storytelling and Mr. Keaton takes full advantage in this full-throated sci-fi thriller.

The characters of this novel really jump off the page and are interesting from the very start. The story moves at a brisk pace and has no problems holding interest over the full 400+ pages of action.

If you love sci-fi it would be impossible to go wrong in picking
Milian Smith
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a knockout debut tale this turned out to be! Couldn’t put it down. It's a melting pot of a few sci-fi franchises, and maybe a lashing or two of some Western themes tossed into the mix, but chock full of real spirit and downright shocking reveals that I didn't see coming. Transference keeps the emotions amped up and running high. What struck me right from the get go is that it hits the ground running on page one, and manages to carry that pacing on through to the ending. This story is go, ...more
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Set in the future, this book is set in a world where the human species has evolved. We are able through a complicated scientific process live forever by transferring our consciousness from one body to the next. In essence we have perfected the way to become anyone we want, whenever we want. There is however, one minor obstacle. The technology is controlled by a powerful man called Jovian who also calls himself a prophet. He controls who can use the technology and all of those who are not able to ...more
Guy Wheatley
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
The main theme, the transference of souls from one body to another, was unique. It allowed for an inventive story line.
I was a little put off by the changing voice. It is written FPS (First Person Singular) but jumps from narrator to narrator. I found this distracting and disruptive to a smooth continuity. Additionally, there is a surprising reveal about one of the characters a third of the way through the book. Unfortunately, as we’ve spent a couple of chapters in this character’s head, the “
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
What if eternal life was an option- what would this look like? and what if you have done some really bad stuff could someone transfer to another body? Barrabas claims this facing execution he states someone else was responsible for the crimes thought to be committed by him! is this man telling the truth has he undergone transference or is who the authorities think he is. Thus begins a journey - the reader thinks they know all about life or do they? the journey to identity makes a great read for ...more
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Transference by B.T. Keaton is a futuristic science fiction book. It is the year 2102 and man has pushed the envelope for life and death by finding the secret for immortality via a process. This process is called transference, which transports the soul from one body to another. The Church has become heavily involved in the human soul business, with Jovian the Prophet, lording over it. He has become a god. Then there is Barrabas Madzimure, who is an infamous thief, but is he who he is named, or ...more
Lauren Jones
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
We have explored our galaxy and still have so much left to discover. Earth has been the only planet that has the ability to sustain human life, but what if there can be other planets for us to travel to? In the future, what if we can opt into a new life in another galaxy? What if we had the technology to live eternally by cloning our bodies? Would it be ethical? Technological advancements have come a long way, and still have so many possibilities left to uncover. Some are quite amazing, but ...more
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Brandon was raised in the U.S. of A, and is always reminded of the wonder of his youth whenever he is fortunate enough to visit East Tennessee. Now in his early 40's he is a citizen of New Zealand, and has resided in its beautiful capital city of Wellington for over ten years. Some of his career highlights include (but are not limited to) slaving away in big-box retail, making coffee for ...more
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