London, Orbit, 1991. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A fine copy. First hardback thus. Zeising's published the titular novella by itself two years earlier. Banks' first collection of science fiction short stories. Brings together eight works, most previously published in anthologies or magazines, including his only non-SF published under the Iain M. Banks name. A fine copy with a little bumping to the spine tips, and some dustiness to the top of the block. Illustrations by Nick Day [9351, Hyraxia Books].