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Algebraist, the (2004) [Novel]
by Iain M. Banks Rating: Weighted - 7.6 / Average - 7.5 of 10 (13 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

It is 4034 AD. 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 of civilisation. In the meantime, they are dismissed as decadents living in a state of highly developed barbarism, hoarding data without order, hunting their own young and fighting pointless formal wars. Seconded to a military-religious order he's barely heard of - part of the baroque hierarchy of the Mercatoria, the latest galactic hegemony - Fassin Taak has to travel again amongst the Dwellers. He is in search of a secret hidden for half a billion years. But with each day that passes a war draws closer - a war that threatens to overwhelm everything and everyone he's ever known.

Original title: The Algebraist
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionAdventureSpace Opera

Edition #1: The Algebraist

The Algebraist (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Brilliant... a triumphant return to SF" The Alien Online
  • "Spectacular... a fictional firework display " Scotsmam
  • "The master's characteristic touches are present in great abundance " The Independent
  • "Brimming with wry, caustic humour and vivid, energetic creativity, The Algebraist yet again shows Iain M. Banks to be a consummate player of science fiction's best games " Interzone
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The Algebraist (2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 1841492299
Dimensions: 5 x 7.8 x 1.6 in
Pages: 534

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