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. Download and start listening now!