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Publisher Description

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

It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters.

Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. Prepared to risk everything for her freedom, her release, when it comes, is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture.

It begins in the realm of the Real. It begins with a murder.

And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself.

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
2010
7 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Slippery Brit ,

Banks at his best

Another thoroughly engaging culture novel from Mr Banks. His imagination knows no bounds. The concepts are epic, as always.

MarkChapman ,

Great story, shame about the iBooks version!

Great Culture novel. Let down a little by a typo infected iBooks version of shockingly poor quality. In the story the narrative changes from one storyline to another during a chapter. Whereas the hardback uses space to indicate these transitions, the iBooks version doesn't, which is a bit disorientating. It also con-rains many,
many typos, layout issues and unnecessary hy-phens! (To give you a feel for an average page!) Given it's more expensive than the paperback, you would have thought they could have proof read it!

foApple ,

Surface detail

I know of no other author who can mix galaxy-spanning, mind- boggling ideas with such horror, humour and profound humanity. Just brilliant.

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