London: Macmillan, (1987).
ARC. Original Wraps. Signed by Author. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). "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". First UK Edition, Uncorrected Book Proof Signed and dated by Iain Banks in the year of publication (11/4/87) on the title-page. 8vo. 471pp. A fine copy of the first book in the award-winning Culture Cycle in the publisher's illustrated pink wrappers, printed in black, as issued. "Banks is a "phenomenon". William Gibson. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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