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Consider Phlebas

Author: Iain Banks
Publisher: New York, New York : Orbit, Hachette Book Group, 2008. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade. Deep within a fabled labyrinth on a barren world, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Banks
ISBN: 9780316005388 031600538X
OCLC Number: 154698588
Notes: Includes excerpt from the author's novel Matter (pages 519-527).
Description: 527 pages : portrait ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Sorpen --
Hand of God 137 --
Clear air turbulence --
Temple Of Light: --
State Of Play: One --
Megaship --
Eaters: --
Interlude in darkness --
Game of damage --
Ends Of Invention: --
State of Play: Two --
Schar's world --
Command System: Batholith: --
State OF Play: Three --
Command System: Stations --
Command System: Engines --
Command System: Terminus --
Consider Phlebas --
Appendices: Idiran-Culture War: --
Reasons: Culture --
Reasons: Idirans --
War, briefly --
Dramatis personae --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Iain M. Banks.
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The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade. Deep within a fabled labyrinth on a barren world, a Planet of the Dead proscribed to mortals, lay a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it. It was the fate of Horza, the Changer, and his motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, actually to find it, and with it their own destruction.

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