A science fiction novel by the author of the Wasp Factory features a symbiotic human and machine society that is engaged in a galaxy-wide battle to the death between the Idrians, who fight for their faith, and the Culture, which defends its right to exist. Reprint.
The outcome of a massive intergalactic war between two religiously and morally opposed enemies depends partly on the success of a search-and-rescue mission led by a disgruntled spy and a crew of loosely allied mercenaries.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: General, Science Fiction + Fantasy, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Science + Technology, Settings, War + Military