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Use of Weapons

Banks, Iain M

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ISBN 10: 0356191605 / ISBN 13: 9780356191607
Published by Orbit
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0356191605 1990, first edition. Signed and dated by Banks on title page. 368 pages. Black cloth with gilt spine titling. Cloth lightly bumped to the spine edges, otherwise in fine condition. Spine tilts very slightly forward. Binding sound. Dust jacket covered in archival Mylar, in fine condition: clean and free of wear. Interior bright and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-2001742

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Title: Use of Weapons

Publisher: Orbit

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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 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 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 lost cause. But not even its machine could see the horrors in his past.

Ferociously intelligent, both witty and horrific, USE OF WEAPONS is a masterpiece of science fiction.

About the Author:

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.

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