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Use of Weapons : A Culture Novel : Book 3 - Iain M. Banks

Use of Weapons

A Culture Novel : Book 3

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Published: 1st April 1996
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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 or 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 as well as she thought.

The drone known as Skaffen-Amtiskaw knew both of these people. It had once saved the woman’s life by massacring her attackers in a particularly bloody manner. It believed the man to be a burnt-out case. But not even its machine intelligence could see the horrors in his past.

Reviews

* 'There is now no British SF writer to whose work I look forward with greater keenness' THE TIMES

* 'In many ways his best yet… rich, vivid and great fun.' VECTOR

* 'At last SF as it should be written!' CRITICAL WAVE

* 'To say thatv Banks us Britain's best writer of science fiction would be to understate the case. He's simply one of our best novelists, whatever the genre. Read him.' BOOK PEOPLE

About the Author

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He has since gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels.

There is now no British SF writer to whose work I look forward with greater keenness THE TIMES In many ways his best yet... rich, vivid and great fun. VECTOR To say that Banks is Britain's best writer of science fiction would be to understate the case. He's simply one of our best novelists, whatever the genre. Read him BOOK PEOPLE At last SF as it should be written!... If you aren't as yet familiar with these works I urge you to become so at your earliest opportunity. CRITICAL WAVE

Iain Banks

Iain [Menzies] Banks was born in Fife in 1954, and was educated at Stirling University, where he studied English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology.

Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984.

His first science fiction novel, Consider Phlebas, was published in 1987. He has continued to write both mainstream fiction (as Iain Banks) and science fiction (as Iain M. Banks).

He is now acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative and exciting writers of his generation: The Guardian has called him "the standard by which the rest of SF is judged". William Gibson, the New York Times-bestselling author of Spook Country describes Banks as a "phenomenon".

Iain M. Banks lives in Fife, Scotland.

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ISBN: 9781857231359
ISBN-10: 185723135X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st April 1996
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.6  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1