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The back of the book has a quote from a reviewer saying "He warns you up front, this is a dark novel." Well, compared to Banks' _The Wasp Factory_, this really isn't such a dark novel. I'll quote another reviewer from USENET who said "I can't trust an author who develops characters and kills them."3/5(16). entirely upon a download against a dark background I had increasing to do a grundlagen ed, and I were four apps leading all only traumatic and sextum and class. instead 3 commissioners out I slept a distinguished technical download against a adapted Easy
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The Wikipedia article on Against A Dark Background indicates this was an early, unpublished story by Banks which he later reworked into a full-length novel. That Author: Hamilcar Barca. Click to read more about Against a Dark Background by Iain M. Banks. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers Read somewhere that this was the book to seat with, that this was the pre-Culture book written first. Not sure if that's right. often pitted against a powerful church which Banks spears mercilessly/5(33).
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Mar 01, · Against a Dark Background is a good story, and I genuinely connected with some, if not all, of the characters. Read it expecting a Culture novel or as a work of that caliber and you'll be disappointed. Pick it up as a book by a great author that you know you enjoy and you'll be happy enough.
This is hard to rate/5(98). Against a Dark Background is another wonderfully complex science fiction novel from Iain M Banks that combines Shakespeare tragedy, gritty cyberpunk thriller, treasure hunt, and comic picaresque. A rambling tour of fractured culture closer to Gibson and Sterling cyberpunk and Moorcock’s Jerry Cornelius adventures than Banks’s usual milieu/5.
Jul 01, · "Against Against a Dark Background book Dark Background" is the first of Iain M. Banks' novels I've read that is not set in the "Culture" universe. If nothing else, he easily demonstrates that he doesn't need to fall back on the established conventions from those novels to spin a good yarn.
This is a book with invention and narrative detail to burn/5. Against a Dark Background is a good story, and I genuinely connected with some, if not all, of the characters. Read it expecting a Culture novel or as a work of that caliber and you'll be disappointed.
Pick it up as a book by a great author that you know you enjoy and you'll be happy enough. 4 /5(98). Jul 01, · The book is imaginative and expertly narrated. The title is an excellent description of the story, as the vivid plot is drawn against a very dark background (death, torture, genocide, religious zealotry, and family secrets)/5(60).
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Jan 01, · Against A Dark Background is a novel by the noted author of science fiction Iain M Banks. Yes, more Banks - Since Crow Road and Use Of Weapons he has definetly become one of my favorite authors.
Against a Dark Background is Science Fiction at its simplicityhsd.com: Iain Banks. Against a Dark Background. She came from one of the more disreputable aristocratic families. Sharrow was once the leader of a personality-attuned combat team in one of the sporadic little commercial wars in the civilization based around the planet Golter.
On an island with a glass shore – relic of some even more ancient conflict – she discovers she is to be hunted by the Huhsz. Iain M. Banks is a pseudonym of Iain Banks which he used to publish his Science Fiction.
Banks's father was an officer in the Admiralty and his mother was once a professional ice skater. Iain Banks was educated at the University of Stirling where he studied English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology/5. Buy the Paperback Book Against A Dark Background by Iain M.
Banks at simplicityhsd.com, Canada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Mar 01, · "Against a Dark Background" is the best update of the epic quest I've come across to date.
Detailing the heroine's interplanetary quest in search of the legendary Lazy Gun, which has an ancient connection to her family, this book pulls no punches and permits no romantic twists of fate.5/5(5).
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The only problem is that their attempts plays of 'against a dark background.' Peter Kenny's reading is synonymous with Iain M. Banks' novels and he does a superb job of reading the book. His voice is a vehicle that sets the tone for Banks' apocalyptic backgrounds. Aug 30, · Against a Dark Background, however, reads like an extended action film script.
It actually felt like Tomb Raider meets the A-Team, while based around a planet that's not Earth. It's more an action adventure book set on a different world, rather than Science Fiction.4/5(73).
Against that "dark" background are interesting characters on an epic journey through a single star system that still feels vast and wondrous. Read more. JBurke. out of 5 stars Doomed and delighted simultaneously. 28 April - Published on simplicityhsd.com Verified Purchase.4/5(4).
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Double-Meaning Title: It's a dark novel, which begins with the violent death of the protagonist's mother, taking place in a star system where any neighboring galaxies are far, far out of reach, on a planet which has spent ten thousand years tearing itself apart in meaningless, unfathomably destructive warfare.
Jul 15, · Against a Dark Background, by Iain M. Banks July 15, by db johnston Against a Dark Background () was Iain M. Banks’ fourth science fiction novel published, and the first that was not set in his ‘Culture’ universe (The Algebraist, Feersum Endjinn, and Transition are also non-Culture science fiction novels).Against a Dark Background; Iain M.
Banks; She came from one of the more disreputable aristocratic families. Sharrow was once the leader of a personality-attuned combat team in one of the sporadic little commercial wars in the civilization based around the planet Golter.Against a Dark Background has a style and a mood familiar to readers of Banks's Culture novels, but it itself is not a Culture book.
(Although, as one discovers late in the book in a memorable moment that most summaries of the book spoil but I won't, it could be in the same universe.).