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    DescriptionThe Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, the End Days for the Gzilt civilisation. An ancient people, organised on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture ten thousand years earlier and were very nearly one of its founding societies, deciding not to join only at the last moment. Now they've made the collective decision to follow the well-trodden path of millions of other civilisations: they are going to Sublime, elevating themselves to a new and almost infinitely more rich and complex existence. Amid preparations though, the Regimental High Command is destroyed. Lieutenant Commander (reserve) Vyr Cossont appears to have been involved, and she is now wanted - dead, not alive. Aided only by an ancient, reconditioned android and a suspicious Culture avatar, Cossont must complete her last mission given to her by the High Command. She must find the oldest person in the Culture, a man over nine thousand years old, who might have some idea what really happened all that time ago. It seems that the final days of the Gzilt civilisation are likely to prove its most perilous.


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    Title
    The Hydrogen Sonata
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Iain M. Banks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 416 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780356501499
    ISBN 10: 0356501493
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    DC23: 823.92
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Orbit
    Publication date
    09 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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. He is now acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative and exciting writers of his generation.
    Review quote
    25 years after Banks's first Culture novel he is as exuberant, slyly funny and mind-stretchingly imaginative as ever SUNDAY TIMES Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY One of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future GUARDIAN Sharply satirical and packed with brilliant action scenes, this space opera proves British SF's big beard still plays the best tunes BBC FOCUS