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Use of weapons.

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This edition was published in by OrbitBooks in London.

Written in English

400 pages

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 burnt-out case. 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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Use of Weapons
July 28, 2008, Orbit
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Use of Weapons
2008, Orbit
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1990, OrbitBooks
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Use of Weapons
1990, Orbit
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Use of weapons
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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 burnt-out case. 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.

Use of weapons.

This edition was published in by OrbitBooks in London.


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Dewey Decimal Class
823
Library of Congress
PR6052.A485 U84 1990

The Physical Object

Pagination
400p.
Number of pages
400

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16212133M
Internet Archive
useofweapons00bank
ISBN 10
0708883508
LC Control Number
90027398
Library Thing
141
Goodreads
1291593

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