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The man known as Cheradenine Zakalwe was one of Special Circumstances’ foremost agents, changing the destiny of planets to suit the Culture through intrigue, dirty tricks, and military action.

The woman known as Diziet Sma had plucked him from obscurity and pushed him towards his present eminence, but despite all their dealings she did not know him as well as she thought.

The drone known as Skaffen-Amtiskaw knew both of these people. It had once saved the woman’s life by massacring her attackers in a particularly bloody manner. It believed the man to be a lost cause. But not even its machine could see the horrors in his past.

Ferociously intelligent, witty, and horrific, Use of Weapons is a masterpiece of science fiction.

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  • “There is now no British SF writer to whose work I look forward with greater keenness.”

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  • “As with all Banks’s books, excellent writing carries the complex plots and keeps the listener engaged. Peter Kenny’s calm narration conveys the detachment that is characteristic of Banks’s protagonists. Kenny pronounces the fantastical alien names that Banks invents without hesitation. Most of Banks’s universe speaks with a cultured British accent—except for the less developed cultures, whose inhabitants speak with the accents of middle Europe. Banks makes all the accents credible.”

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About the Author
Author Iain Banks

Iain Banks (1954–2013) was a Scottish author considered one of the most powerful, innovative, and exciting writers of his generation. He wrote mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks and science fiction as Iain M. Banks. Following the publication and success of The Wasp Factory in 1984, he began to write full time. His first science fiction book, Consider Phlebas, was released in 1987, marking the start of the popular Culture series. His books have been adapted for theater, radio, and television. In honor of his science fiction work, an asteroid was named for him in 2013, and asteroid (5099) Iainbanks now resides in the main asteroid belt of the Sol system.