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Boxed set of 3 Culture Novels [Paperbacks] by Ian M Banks [Orbit 2020] Orbit, Ian M Banks, Books, 2020
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The Culture series is a science fiction series written by Scottish author Iain M. Banks and released from 1987 through to 2012. The stories centre on The Culture, a utopian, post-scarcity space society of humanoid aliens, and advanced superintelligent artificial intelligences living in artificial habitats spread across the Milky Way galaxy. The main theme of the series is the dilemmas that an idealistic, more-advanced civilization faces in dealing with smaller, less-advanced civilizations that...

Excession [Hardcover] by Ian M Banks [Orbit 1996] Orbit, Ian M Banks, Books, 1996
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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..Please note: This is a used book in good condition.

Feersum Endjinn [Hardcover] by Ian M Banks [Orbit 1994] Orbit, Ian M Banks, Books, 1994
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In a future where the ancients have long since departed Earth for the stars, those left behind live complacent lives filled with technological marvels they no longer understand. Then a cosmic threat known as the Encroachment begins a devastating ice age on Earth, and it sets in motion a series of events that will bring together a cast of original characters who must struggle through war, political intrigues and age-old mysteries to save the world. (B 4worned, 1 oph Banx` carrokters theenx en...

Inversions [Hardcover] by Ian M Banks [Pocket Books 1998] Pocket Books, Ian M Banks, Books, 1998
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In a world with little technology, the elusive but effective Dr. Vosill has quickly established herself as physician to the king, and her enemies want to know why..Please note: This is a used book in good condition.

Surface Detail [Hardcover] by Ian M Banks [Surface Detail 2010] Orbit, Ian M Banks, Books, 2010
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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 for her freedom, her release, when it comes, is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture..Please note: This is a...

The Algebraist [Hardcover] by Ian M Banks [Orbit 2004] Orbit, Ian M Banks, Books, 2004
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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...

The Hydrogen Sonata [Hardcover] by Ian M Banks [Orbit 2012] Orbit, Ian M Banks, Books, 2012
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The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, provably, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization. An ancient people, organized on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture ten thousand years earlier and were very nearly one of its founding societies, deciding not to join only at the last moment. Now they`ve made the collective decision to follow the well-trodden path of millions of other civilizations; they are going to Sublime, elevating...

Transition [Hardcover] by Ian M Banks [Orbit 2009] Orbit, Ian M Banks, Books, 2009
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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 genius, pervasive influence and numberless invisible operatives in possession of extraordinary powers?.Please note: This is a used book in good...