Balances high concepts and macrocosmic scale with deft characterisation and the kind of excitement expected from his acclaimed Culture series SciFiNow
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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.