The Algebraist

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Price
$21.99  $20.45
Publisher
Orbit
Publish Date
Pages
704
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.5 X 2.0 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780316565585

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About the Author
Iain Banks came to widespread and 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 and began his celebrated ten-book Culture series. He is acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative and exciting writers of his generation.
Reviews
"Banks is a phenomenon...writing pure science fiction of a peculiarly gnarly energy and elegance."--William Gibson
"Banks writes with a sophistication that will surprise anyone unfamiliar with modern science fiction."--The New York Times

"An enormously enjoyable book, full of wonderful aliens, a sense of wonder and subtle political commentary on current events."

--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on The Algebraist
"Banks never lets up in a dizzying array of characters, mind-bending ideas, and dazzling action."--Booklist
"Few of us have been exposed to a talent so manifest and of such extraordinary breadth."--New York Review of Science Fiction
"[Banks] can summon up sense-of-wonder Big Concepts you've never seen before and display them with narration as deft as a conjuror's fingers." --scifi.com
"Nobody does it better."--Times (UK)
"Banks writes space opera on the grand scale: he measures time in eons, space in lightyears, tragedies in gigadeaths."--Time