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Against a Dark Background

(1993)
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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, a religious cult which believes she is the last obstacle before their faith's apotheosis. She has to run, knowing her only hope of finally escaping the Huhsz is to find the last of the ancient, apocalyptically powerful but seemingly cursed Lazy Guns. But that is just the first as well as the final step on a search that takes her on an odyssey through the exotic Golterian system and results in both a trail of destruction and a journey into her own past, as well as that of her family and the system itself;
a journey that changes everything.

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Hardback Editions

July 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Against a Dark Background
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 1-4055-1224-5 / 978-1-4055-1224-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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May 1993 : UK Hardback
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Title: Against A Dark Background
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 1-85723-031-0 / 978-1-85723-031-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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January 1995 : UK Hardback

Title: Against A Dark Background
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 1-85723-296-8 / 978-1-85723-296-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Paperback Editions

July 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Against A Dark Background
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 0-316-03637-4 / 978-0-316-03637-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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January 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Against A Dark Background
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 1-85723-179-1 / 978-1-85723-179-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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January 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Against A Dark Background
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 1-85723-185-6 / 978-1-85723-185-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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July 1993 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Against A Dark Background
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 0-553-29225-0 / 978-0-553-29225-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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January 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Against A Dark Background
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 1-85723-178-3 / 978-1-85723-178-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Audio Editions

July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Against a Dark Background
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Against a Dark Background
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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July 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Against a Dark Background
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Against a Dark Background
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Orbit
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September 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Against A Dark Background
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Orbit
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September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Against A Dark Background
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Publisher: Orbit
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