CONSIDER PHLEBAS. London: Macmillan, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed on the title page by Banks. "Conflict between two dystopian cultures, one Islamic, the other communist. First of his novels of the Culture, few of which have explicitly utopian content but can collectively be seen as utopian." - Sargent, British and Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-72. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#168905).
"First published 1987 ..." on copyright page.