Use of Weapons

By Iain M. Banks
Read by Peter Kenny

The Culture Series: Book 3

13.48 Hours 04/02/2013 unabridged
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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, both witty and horrific, USE OF WEAPONS is a masterpiece of science fiction.

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Summary

Summary

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, both witty and horrific, USE OF WEAPONS is a masterpiece of science fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English