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Publisher Description

The eighth Culture book from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction.

In a world renowned within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one man it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one - maybe two - people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat of treachery and murder. And for their sister, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever.

Only the sister is not what she once was; Djan Seriy Anaplian has become an agent of the Culture's Special Circumstances section, charged with high-level interference in civilisations throughout the greater galaxy.

Concealing her new identity - and her particular set of abilities - might be a dangerous strategy. In the world to which Anaplian returns, nothing is quite as it seems; and determining the appropriate level of interference in someone else's war is never a simple matter.

Praise for the Culture series:

'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday

'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future' Guardian

'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention' Scotsman

'Compulsive reading' Sunday Telegraph

The Culture series:
Consider Phlebas
The Player of Games
Use of Weapons
The State of the Art
Excession
Inversions
Look to Windward
Matter
Surface Detail
The Hydrogen Sonata

Other books by Iain M. Banks:
Against a Dark Background
Feersum Endjinn
The Algebraist

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2008
September 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
608
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Munty Malmo ,

Literally awesome

The sheer scale of this book is staggering. It seems that Banks’s imagination knows no bounds. If you want escapism, this will take you somewhere far beyond most other reads, to the extent that closing the book and coming back down to Earth can be a dizzying experience.

Quinny7208 ,

Matter

My third culture novel....a must read. An amazing story, and an insteresting take is life a simulation!

Op-Amp ,

Matter

My third time of reading and just as exciting as the first.
Banks at his very best.... Wonderful!!!!

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