London, Macmillan, 1987. Proof. Paperback. A near fine copy. Consider Phlebas is the first of Banks's Science Fiction novels, and opened the world up to The Culture and one of literature's finest space operas. An important novel and without doubt a highlight of modern science fiction. Uncommon in proof format. Spine a little lightened, some wear and marking to the wraps. Block clean with just a couple of areas of toning. [7746, Hyraxia Books].