• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 2004
ISBN 978-1841491554

£150.00

A superb standalone novel from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a master of modern science fiction.

It is 4034 AD. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year.

The Nasqueron Dwellers inhabit a gas giant on the outskirts of the galaxy, in a system awaiting its wormhole connection to the rest of civilisation. In the meantime, they are dismissed as decadents living in a state of highly developed barbarism, hoarding data without order, hunting their own young and fighting pointless formal wars.

Seconded to a military-religious order he's barely heard of - part of the baroque hierarchy of the Mercatoria, the latest galactic hegemony - Fassin Taak has to travel again amongst the Dwellers. He is in search of a secret hidden for half a billion years. But with each day that passes a war draws closer - a war that threatens to overwhelm everything and everyone he's ever known.

As complex, turbulent and spectacular as the gas giant on which it is set, this novel from Iain M. Banks is space opera on a truly epic scale.

Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition with no signs of wear or tear. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with some slight bruising along the bottom edge.

There is an inscription on the signature page: "To Glen"

This book is located in our Brighton Shop and may take longer for delivery.


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Iain Banks

Iain Banks was a Scottish author. He wrote mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks and science fiction as Iain M. Banks, including the initial of his adopted middle name Menzies.

After the publication and success of The Wasp Factory, Banks began to write on a full-time basis. His first science fiction book, Consider Phlebas, was released in 1987, marking the start of the Culture series. His books have been adapted for theatre, radio and television. In 2008, The Times named Banks in their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

In April 2013, Banks announced that he had inoperable cancer and was unlikely to live beyond a year. He died in June 2013.

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Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition with no signs of wear or tear. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with some slight bruising along the bottom edge.

There is an inscription on the signature page: "To Glen"

This book is located in our Brighton Shop and may take longer for delivery.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.