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Banks, Iain M. AGAINST A DARK BACKGROUND - Orbit 1993

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Against a Dark Background by Iain M Banks. 1993 - Orbit. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Against a Dark Background by Iain M Banks, published in 1993 by Orbit.

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Title Against a Dark Background
Author Iain M Banks
Publisher Orbit
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 1993
ISBN 1857230310
Cover Price 0.00
No. Pages 487
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.84

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by no mention of later editions on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and silver lettering. The boards have a slight knock to a corner with no other signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete but not priced. It has minor wear to the lower edge.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Iain M Banks

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.

Synopsis of this title

Sharrow was once a warrior-spy and leader of a combat team. Living in a state of semi-retirement, she suddenly found herself the target of the Huhsz, a religious cult, and realised that she had to find and reform her old team if she had any hope of survival. By the author of the "Culture" sequence.

Reviews of this title


Imaginatively brilliant. (Daily Mail)

There is now no British SF wirter to whose work I look forward to with greater keenness. (The Times)

Banks ain't kidding. He warned you up front that this is a dark novel (Norman Spinrad)

Few of us have been exposed to a talent so manifest and of such extraordinary breadth (The New York Review of Science Fiction)

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