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Publisher Comments:

In a world renowned even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one brother 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, even without knowing the full truth, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever.

Only the sister is not what she once was; Djan Seriy Anaplian has changed almost beyond recognition to 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, however. 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.

MATTER is a novel of dazzling wit and serious purpose. An extraordinary feat of storytelling and breathtaking invention on a grand scale, it is a tour de force from a writer who has turned science fiction on its head.

Synopsis:

In a distant-future human-machine symbiotic society of seemingly unlimited technological capability, the Culture is threatened by ongoing wars, political upheavals, and alien intruders, in the first volume of a science fiction trilogy by the author of The Wasp Factory. 20,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

In a distant-future, highly advanced society of seemingly unlimited technological capability, a crime is committed within a war. For one brother 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 civilizations 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.--From publisher description.

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. Find out more about Iain M. Banks at www.iainbanks.net.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316040723
Publisher:
Orbit
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - Adventure
Author:
Banks, Iain M.
Author:
Iain Banks
Author:
Banks, Iain
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Sale Books
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Space Opera
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080227
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
593

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Product details 593 pages Orbit - English 9780316040723 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a distant-future human-machine symbiotic society of seemingly unlimited technological capability, the Culture is threatened by ongoing wars, political upheavals, and alien intruders, in the first volume of a science fiction trilogy by the author of The Wasp Factory. 20,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , In a distant-future, highly advanced society of seemingly unlimited technological capability, a crime is committed within a war. For one brother 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 civilizations 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.--From publisher description.
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