London, Orbit, 1990. First Edition. First Impression. A near fine copy. Inscribed by the author: 'To Rog / tote that barge! Duck that / doorway! / all the best / Banksie / 15.9.90 / in / Andromeda' One short tear to front fold of jacket, hinge pulled at title page (perfect bound rather than stitched book). Use of Weapons was the third of Banks' Culture novels, but was actually written 16 years earlier in a much more convoluted form. It was the first SF novel he wrote, though the third published. Nominated for the BSFA Award. [5834, Hyraxia Books].