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The novels of Iain M. Banks have forever changed the face of modern science fiction.
His Culture books combine breathtaking imagination with exceptional storytelling, and have secured his reputation as one of the most extraordinary and influential writers in the genre. 'Banks is a phenomenon' William Gibson War rages across the galaxy.
Billions have died, billions more are doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, face cold-blooded, brutal destruction.
The Idirans Âfight for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist.
Principles are at stake. There can be no surrender. Within this cosmic conflict, a crucial battle of wits is waged.
Deep within a fabled labyrinth, on a Planet of the Dead forbidden to mortals, lies a fugitive Mind.
Both the Culture and the Idirans desperately seek it.
It is the fate of Horza, the Changer, and his motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, to actually Âfind it - and with it their own destruction. 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 TelegraphThe Culture series:Consider PhlebasThe Player of GamesUse of WeaponsExcessionInversionsLook to WindwardMatterSurface DetailThe Hydrogen SonataThe State of the ArtOther books by Iain M.
Banks:Against a Dark BackgroundFeersum EndjinnThe AlgebraistAlso now available: The Culture: The Drawings - an extraordinary collection of original illustrations faithfully reproduced from sketchbooks Banks kept in the 1970s and 80s, depicting the ships, habitats, geography, weapons and language of Banks' Culture series of novels in incredible detail.
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