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Against a Dark Background

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Sharrow was once the leader of a personality-attuned combat team in one of the sporadic little commercial wars in the civilization based around the planet Golter. Now she is hunted by the Huhsz, a religious cult which believes that she is the last obstacle before the faith's apotheosis, and her only hope of escape is to find the last of the apocalyptically powerful Lazy Guns before the Huhsz find her.

Her journey through the exotic Golterian system is a destructive and savage odyssey into her past, and that of her family and of the system itself.

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Fresh off the bestselling success of "Consider Phlebas" and "Use of Weapons,"Banks traverses an amazing new universe in his latest space adventure--filledwith incredible characters, exotic adventure, unbounded imagination, and darkwit.

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Tobias, May 4, 2009 (view all comments by Tobias)
Not a new title from Banks, but in fact a reprint of one of his grimmest 90s works. Not a Culture novel, but a standalone piece, Against a Dark Background is first-rate, but pervasively gloomy (not as over the top as Use of Weapons, say, but broodingly dark nonetheless). Not my recommendation for an introduction to his work, but well worth reading once you've sampled something like Consider Phlebas, Look to Windward, or Excession, say.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316036375
Author:
Banks, Iain M.
Publisher:
Orbit
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
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Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
626
Dimensions:
8.10x5.40x1.70 in. 1.20 lbs.

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