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By Iain M. Banks

The battle raged around the galaxy. Billions had died, billions extra have been doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, confronted destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for his or her religion; the tradition for its ethical correct to exist. rules have been at stake. There should be no quit. in the cosmic clash, a person campaign. Deep inside of a fabled labyrinth on a barren global, a Planet of the useless proscribed to mortals, lay a fugitive brain. either the tradition and the Idirans sought it. It used to be the destiny of Horza, the Changer, and his motley workforce of unpredictable mercenaries, human and desktop, really to discover it, and with it their very own destruction. think about Phlebas - an area opera of wonderful strength and extraordinary mind's eye.

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Something came over Venera’s face. Softness? Some subtle giving- SUN OF SUNS | 69 in to an interpretation of his actions that he didn’t understand? “It will all be made clear tonight,” she said in as soothing a tone as she was likely capable of. He could have retreated around a corner, waited for her to leave. He might have staked out Fanning’s office for the rest of the night. Instead he found his feet take another step and another, and then he was turning and clattering down the steps as though he actually had some other place to go.

He was going to surprise them. But not, apparently, yet. ” he demanded of a petty officer. The man snapped to attention, slowly drifting upward and away from his post. ” He turned away, composing himself before the man could see his mask of professionalism slip. He was looking for something to do— a tie-down to criticize, a chart crib to fold—when the navigator said, “She’s here, sir,” with some relief in his voice. He was floating next to a porthole; Chaison stepped over fifteen feet of empty air to join him there, and look where he pointed.

To be so close to his goal and yet be unable to act was intolerable. He walked through the Fanning household like a dutiful servant for hours while his mind raced through scenarios: Fanning walking by distracted in a hallway; Hayden slipping into the Admiralty unnoticed by the omnipresent security police . . The chances never came, and he was getting desperate. He’d driven Venera Fanning again today—unnecessarily, for she could easily have taken a cable car. He wondered at her motives in riding with him.

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