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  • The State of the Artby Iain M. Banks

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 17.66

    The first ever collection of Iain Banks?s short fiction, this volume includes the acclaimed novella, The State of the Art. This is a striking addition to the growing body of Culture lore, and adds definition and scale to the previous works by using the Earth of 1977 as contrast. The other stories in the collection range from science fiction to horror,... more...

  • Excessionby Iain M. Banks

    Little, Brown Book Group 2008; Not Available

    Two and a half millennia ago, the artifact appeared in a remote corner of space, beside a trillion-year-old dying sun from a different universe. It was a perfect black-body sphere, and it did nothing. Then it disappeared. Now it is back. 'Banks is a phenomenon ... wildly successful, fearlessly creative' William Gibson 'Thrilling, affecting... more...

  • Surface Detailby Iain M. Banks

    Orbit 2010; US$ 12.99

    It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. It begins with a murder. And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself. 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... more...

  • Surface Detailby Iain M. Banks

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; Not Available

    It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. It begins with a murder. And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself. 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... more...

  • Matterby Iain M. Banks

    Orbit 2009; US$ 9.99

    In a world renowned even 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, even without knowing the full truth, it means returning... more...

  • Use of Weaponsby Iain M. Banks

    Orbit 2008; US$ 9.99

    The man known as Cheradenine Zakalwe was one of Special Circumstances' foremost agents, changing the destiny of planets to suit the Culture through intrigue, dirty tricks and military action. The woman known as Diziet Sma had plucked him from obscurity and pushed him towards his present eminence, but despite all their dealings she did not know him... more...

  • Against a Dark Backgroundby Iain M. Banks

    Orbit 2009; US$ 8.99

    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... more...

  • Transitionby Iain M. Banks

    Orbit 2009; US$ 12.99

    There is a world that hangs suspended between triumph and catastrophe, between the dismantling of the Wall and the fall of the Twin Towers, frozen in the shadow of suicide terrorism and global financial collapse. Such a world requires a firm hand and a guiding light. But does it need the Concern: an all-powerful organization with a malevolent presiding... more...

  • The Player of Gamesby Iain M. Banks

    Orbit 2009; US$ 9.99

    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. more...

  • Consider Phlebasby Iain M. Banks

    Orbit 2009; US$ 9.99

    "Dazzlingly original." -- Daily Mail "Gripping, touching and funny." -- TLS The 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... more...