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ISBN13: 9780316005388
ISBN10: 031600538x
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He war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender.

Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade. Deep within a fabled labyrinth on a barren world, a Planet of the Dead proscribed to mortals, lay a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it. It was the fate of Horza, the Changer, and his motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, actually to find it, and with it their own destruction.

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"Dazzlingly original." Daily Mail (UK)

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"Gripping, touching and funny." Times Literary Supplement

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"Banks...demonstrates a talent for suspense in a new wave sf novel that should appeal to fans of space adventure." Library Journal

About the Author

Iain Banks came to controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. Consider Phlebas, his first science fiction novel, was published under the name Iain M. Banks in 1987. He is now widely acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative and exciting writers of his generation. Iain Banks lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Danny Kugler, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Danny Kugler)
Very interesting characters. Plot took some time to develop and understand, but worth the wait. Looking forward to trying to follow the Culture "series".
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Felicity, October 23, 2008 (view all comments by Felicity)
Gripping, well written, with intriguing characters. The story jumps from frying pan to fire to space battle to colossal cruise ship about to crash - definitely engaging, but occasionally almost too much peril. I enjoyed the complex moral fabric of the universe, and the author's willingness to make sorrow a part of the book and world. My first Iain M. Banks: I will be reading more.
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Chris Johnson, June 2, 2008 (view all comments by Chris Johnson)
The best place to start if you want to read the Culture novels of Iain M. Banks. This was the first one, with the greatest insight into the Culture. A more-or-less straightforward "space western" plot, but populated by imaginative and fascinating life forms, and with a fantastic denouement. Banks writes gripping stories with imagination, nuance, and moral complexity.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316005388
Author:
Banks, Iain M.
Publisher:
Orbit
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Imaginary wars and battles
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
527
Dimensions:
8.28x6.07x1.36 in. 1.04 lbs.

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