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Author: Iain Banks
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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In a distant-future, highly advanced society of seemingly unlimited technological capability, a crime is committed within a war. For one brother it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one--maybe two--people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat of treachery and murder. And for their sister, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever. Only  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Banks, Iain, 1954-
Matter.
New York : Orbit, 2008
(OCoLC)820754251
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Banks
ISBN: 9780316005364 0316005363
OCLC Number: 189034466
Notes: "A Culture novel"--Jacket.
Description: 593 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Iain M. Banks.
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In a distant-future, highly advanced society of seemingly unlimited technological capability, a crime is committed within a war. For one brother it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one--maybe two--people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat of treachery and murder. And for their sister, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever. Only the sister is not what she once was; Djan Seriy Anaplian has become an agent of the Culture's Special Circumstances section, charged with high-level interference in civilizations throughout the greater galaxy. Concealing her new identity--and her particular set of abilities--might be a dangerous strategy. In the world to which Anaplian returns, nothing is quite as it seems; and determining the appropriate level of interference in someone else's war is never a simple matter. -- Publisher description.

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