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The State of the Art

Published by Night Shade
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Iain M. Banks' only short-story collection, never before published in the US.


* Road of Skulls
* A Gift from the Culture
* Odd Attachment
* Descendant
* Cleaning Up
* Piece
* The State of the Art
* Scratch
* A Few Notes On the Culture

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  • Publisher: Night Shade (August 1, 2005)
  • Length: 188 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781892389381

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