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Matter

Iain M. Banks

In a world renowned even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one man it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one - maybe two - people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat of treachery and murder. And for their sister, even without knowing the full truth, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever. Only the sister is not what she once was; Djan Seriy Anaplian has changed almost beyond recognition to become an agent of the Culture's Special Circumstances section, charged with high-level interference in civilizations throughout the greater galaxy. Concealing her new identity - and her particular set of abilities - might be a dangerous strategy, however. In the world to which Anaplian returns, nothing is quite as it seems; and determining the appropriate level of interference in someone else's war is never a simple matter. MATTER is a novel of dazzling wit and serious purpose. An extraordinary feat of storytelling and breathtaking invention on a grand scale, it is a tour de force from a writer who has turned science fiction on its head.

In a world renowned even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one man it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one - maybe two - people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat of treachery and murder. And for their sister, even without knowing the full truth, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever. Only the sister is not what she once was; Djan Seriy Anaplian has changed almost beyond recognition to become an agent of the Culture's Special Circumstances section, charged with high-level interference in civilizations throughout the greater galaxy. Concealing her new identity - and her particular set of abilities - might be a dangerous strategy, however. In the world to which Anaplian returns, nothing is quite as it seems; and determining the appropriate level of interference in someone else's war is never a simple matter. MATTER is a novel of dazzling wit and serious purpose. An extraordinary feat of storytelling and breathtaking invention on a grand scale, it is a tour de force from a writer who has turned science fiction on its head.
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In a world renowned even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one man it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one - maybe two - people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat of treachery and murder. And for their sister, even without knowing the full truth, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever. Only the sister is not what she once was; Djan Seriy Anaplian has changed almost beyond recognition to become an agent of the Culture's Special Circumstances section, charged with high-level interference in civilizations throughout the greater galaxy. Concealing her new identity - and her particular set of abilities - might be a dangerous strategy, however. In the world to which Anaplian returns, nothing is quite as it seems; and determining the appropriate level of interference in someone else's war is never a simple matter. MATTER is a novel of dazzling wit and serious purpose. An extraordinary feat of storytelling and breathtaking invention on a grand scale, it is a tour de force from a writer who has turned science fiction on its head.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Toby Longworth

Length:

17h 58m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

15:32


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

49:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

32:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

45:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

47:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

38:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:01:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

42:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

46:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

47:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

59:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:23:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:02:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:49