Matter

Author(s): Iain M. Banks

Hardback fiction | Science Fiction & Fantasy

In a world renowned even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one man 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, even without knowing the full truth, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever. Only the sister is not what she once was; Djan Seriy Anaplian has changed almost beyond recognition to 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, however. 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. MATTER is a novel of dazzling wit and serious purpose. An extraordinary feat of storytelling and breathtaking invention on a grand scale, it is a tour de force from a writer who has turned science fiction on its head.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781841494173
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Orbit Books
  • : January 2008
  • : 4.7 Centimeters X 16.3 Centimeters X 24 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Iain M. Banks
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 608