May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. All pages are intact. Spotting present on title page and fore edge. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 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.
Title: Use of Weapons
Book Condition: Acceptable
Book Description Orbit (Macdonald & Co.), London, 1990. Hard Cover. Book Condition: F. Dust Jacket Condition: F. Reprint. F/F. 8vo. original black boards gilt (paperstock a trifle tanned) in dustwrapper; pp. (xii), 376 (last blank), 4 (last blank). A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 020039
Book Description Orbit Books, London, 1990. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Signed by Banks on the title page. This volume has some issues. First, the binding is broken apparently due to numerous openings to view the signed page. Binding is split in between the half-title and title pages. Next, the free front end paper has copious spotting- elevated to the touch. Then there is some water staining to the top of the rear board. Some of the board coloring has bled on to the top of the jacket- predominantly on the rear panel. Not noticeable from the outside, but the inside of the jacket is far from pristine. It is fully intact, though. Water stain in volume is nominal- about 1/4" down the top edges of the last few pages and rear board, about half way out from spine. Corners bumped. Pages clean. An amazing work of two stories intertwined, one running backward and the other running forward. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 000476
Book Description Orbit Book - Macdonald. Hardcover. Book Condition: COLLECTIBLELIKENEW. Unread, very minor shelf wear. A mint first/first edition, SIGNED and inscribed:'To Graham from Iain M Banks'.The only fault is a slight bump to the lower back board. Photos sent on request. Bookseller Inventory # HBS-00168229-B
Book Description Orbit. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 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
Book Description Orbit Books, London, 1990. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Signed by Banks on the title page. Shelf wear and faint discoloration to boards; darkening and mild soiling to outer edges. Seemingly unread. Jacket near fine with shelf wear, light rubbing, and faint scratching. An amazing work of two stories intertwined, one running backward and the other running forward. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 000475
Book Description Orbit 1990-01-01, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. New Ed. 0356191605 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-0356191605