London, Orbit, 1990. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A near fine copy. 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. One short tear to front fold of jacket, slight sunning to the spine. A little bumping to the spine tips. [8616, Hyraxia Books].