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The State of the Art

(1989)
(The fourth book in the Culture series)
A collection of stories by

 
This first-ever collection of Iain Banks's short fiction includes a novella never before published in Britain - The State of the Art. A striking addition to the growing body of Culture lore, it adds definition and scale to the previous works by using the Earth of 1977 as contrast.

The other stories in this collection, all previously published in magazines and anthologies, range from science fiction to horror, dark-coated fantasy to morality tale.
All bear the indefinable stamp of Iain Banks's staggering talent.

Genre: Science Fiction    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

November 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The State of the Art
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 1-892389-38-X / 978-1-892389-38-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: THE STATE OF THE ART
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 1-892389-99-1 / 978-1-892389-99-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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May 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: The State of the Art
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN: 0-929480-07-4 / 978-0-929480-07-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mark V. Ziesing
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March 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: The State Of The Art
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 0-356-19669-0 / 978-0-356-19669-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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August 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: The State of the Art
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 0-929480-06-6 / 978-0-929480-06-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: M.V. Ziesing
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The State of the Art
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 1-59780-074-0 / 978-1-59780-074-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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September 1997 : UK Paperback

Title: State of the Art
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 1-85723-500-2 / 978-1-85723-500-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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May 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The State of the Art
Author(s): Iain M Banks
ISBN: 1-85723-030-2 / 978-1-85723-030-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Audio Editions

January 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The State Of The Art: Culture Series, Book 4
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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January 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The State of the Art: Culture Series, Book 4
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The State of the Art
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Orbit
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February 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The State Of The Art (Culture series Book 4)
Author(s): Iain M Banks
Publisher: Orbit
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