The Culture a humanoid machine symbiotic society has thrown up many great Game Players One of the best is Jernau Morat Gurgeh, Player of Games, master of every board, computer and strategy Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel incredibly wealthy, to try their
Cheradenine is an ex special circumstance agent who had been raised to eminence by a woman named Diziet Skaffen Amtiskaw, the drone, had saved her life and it believes Cheradenine to be a burnt out case But not even its machine intelligence can see the horrors in his past.
Frank, no ordinary sixteen year old, lives with his father outside a remote Scottish village Their life is, to say the least, unconventional Frank s mother abandoned them years ago his elder brother Eric is confined to a psychiatric hospital and his father measures out his eccentricities on an
The Twin Novae battle had been one of the last of the Idiran war, one of the most horrific Desperate to avert defeat, the Idirans had induced not one but two suns to explode, snuffing out worlds biospheres teeming with sentient life They were attacks of incredible proportion gigadeathcrimes.
It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters It begins with a murder It will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself Lededje Y breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power
In a world renowned within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war For one brother 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,
On a backward world with six moons, an alert spy reports on the doings of one Dr Vosill, who has mysteriously become the personal physician to the king, despite being a foreigner and, even unthinkably, a woman Vosill has enemies than she first realizes But then she also has
The international sensation Iain M Banks offers readers a deeply imaginative, wittily satirical tale, proving once again that he is a talent to be reckoned with Locus In Excession, the Culture s espionage and dirty tricks section orders Diplomat Byr Gen Hofoen to steal the soul of a
The first ever collection of Iain Banks short fiction, this volume includes the acclaimed novella, The State of the Art This is a striking addition to the growing body of Culture lore, and adds definition and scale to the previous works by using the Earth of 1977 as contrast The other stories in
It is 4034 Humanity has made it to the stars Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year The Nasqueron Dwellers inhabit a gas giant on the outskirts of the galaxy, in a system awaiting its wormhole connection to the rest
Maya Banks, the New York Times bestselling author of romance and romantic suspense has captivated readers with her steamy Scottish historical novels, perfect for fans of Julie Garwood In Seduction of a Highland Lass, an indomitable Highland warrior is caught between loyalty and forbidden love.
Maya Banks beguiling new trilogy features three unforgettable brothers risking everything to save their clan and their legacy and to surrender their hearts to love Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan
It was the day my grandmother exploded I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach s Mass in B Minor, and I reflected that it always seemed to be death that drew me back to Gallanach Prentice McHoan has returned to the bosom of his complex but
She s a singer who lives for the spotlight and can t resist her adoring fans Outrageous and out of control, Lyric Jones is a spoiled pop star who lives hard and fast, always outrunning her past and the nightmares that haunt her She s used to getting what she wants groupies included because she can
When the body of a young girl is found in a remote countryside lane, evidence suggests she was drugged, abused and thrown from a moving van before being beaten to death While DI Annie Cabbot investigates the circumstances in which a 14 year old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly
One of the world s greatest suspense writers returns with this gripping, powerful new novel featuring Inspector Alan Banks, hailed by Michael Connelly as a man for all seasons Life Death.Good Evil.Innocence Guilt All can be found IN THE DARK PLACES It s a double mystery two young men have
A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered with 5,000 in his pocket on a disused railway line near his home Since being dismissed from his job for sexual misconduct four years previously, he has been living a poverty stricken and hermit like existence in this isolated spot The suspects range