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Riassunto: Iain M. Banks is a true original, an author whose brilliant speculative fiction has transported us into worlds of unbounded imagination and inimitable revelatory power. Now he takes us on the ultimate trip: to the edge of possibility and to the heart of a cosmic puzzle....
Diplomat Byr Genar-Hofoen has been selected by the Culture to undertake a delicate and dangerous mission. The Department of Special Circumstances--the Culture's espionage and dirty tricks section--has sent him off to investigate a 2,500-year-old mystery: the sudden disappearance of a star fifty times older than the universe itself. But in seeking the secret of the lost sun, Byr risks losing himself.
There is only one way to break the silence of millennia: steal the soul of the long-dead starship captain who first encountered the star, and convince her to be reborn. And in accepting this mission, Byr will be swept into a vast conspiracy that could lead the universe into an age of peace...or to the brink of annihilation.
Review: It's not easy to disturb a mega-utopia as vast as the one Iain M. Banks has created in his popular Culture series, where life is devoted to fun and ultra-high-tech is de rigueur. But more than two millennia ago the appearance--and disappearance--of a star older than the universe caused quite a stir. Now the mystery is back, and the key to solving it lies in the mind of the person who witnessed the first disturbance 2,500 years ago. But she's dead, and getting her to cooperate may not be altogether easy.
Casa editrice: Orbit
Data di pubblicazione: 1996
Illustratore: Mark Salwowski
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Orbit, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. A slight tan to the page edges. No Dust Jacket. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0007334691
Descrizione libro Orbit, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Codice libro della libreria mon0001650603
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Dust cover and hard cover are slightly worn on the corners otherwise book in good condition Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Codice libro della libreria mon0001338095
Descrizione libro Orbit 13/06/1996, 1996. Condizione libro: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9781857233940
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Codice libro della libreria GOR001501131
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001233568
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR001328118
Descrizione libro Orbit 1996-01-01, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. 1857233948 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Codice libro della libreria POTM-1857233948
Descrizione libro Orbit, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021857233948
Descrizione libro Orbit, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 1st edition,1st printing hardback in unclipped dustjacket. Book and dustjacket both in VG/VG+ condition, with no inscriptions, jacket with light creasing at bottom, slight tanning to text block. Not a book club edition, ex library or a remainder. Scans available on request.(B338). Codice libro della libreria ABE-1490131051949