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Title: A Gift from the Culture Title Record # 46456
Author: Iain M. Banks
Date: 1987-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Culture
Language: English
Note: First published in the magazine Interzone #20, Summer 1987.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1990Translated by Kurt Bracharz.
German Ein Geschenk der Kultur
1992Translated by Irene Bonhorst
German Ein Geschenk der Kultur [as by Iain Banks]
1996 French Un cadeau de la culture
1998Translated by Delio Zinoni
Italian Un dono dalla Cultura
2001Translated by Anna Dal Dan
Italian Un dono dalla Cultura
2010Translated by Sonia Quémener
French Un cadeau de la Culture
2011Translated by Cristina Gómez Llorente
Spanish Cortesía de la Cultura

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Interzone, #20 Summer 1987 1987-00-00 ed. Simon Ounsley, David Pringle     £1.95 64
A4?21 cm by 29.7 cm or 8.3" by 11.7" magazine, used by some UK and European magazines
mag Paul Rickwood Checkmark
Atomic Avenue 1990-00-00 ed. Michael Nagula Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4704) 3-453-04287-5 DM 18.80 650+
[8]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Jan Heinecke Checkmark
The State of the Art 1991-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 0-356-19669-0 £12.95 182
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The State of the Art 1991-03-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 0-356-19669-0 £12.95 182
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Ein Geschenk der Kultur 1992-00-00 Iain Banks Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4904) 3-453-05827-5 DM 9.80 286
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll John Harris  
The State of the Art 1993-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £5.99 216
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
The State of the Art 1994-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £5.99 216
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
The State of the Art 1996-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £5.99 216
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Mark Salwowski Checkmark
The State of the Art 1996-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £0.00 216
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Mark Salwowski Checkmark
Galaxies, #1 1996-04-00 ed. Stéphane Nicot Galaxies   F60.00 132
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Gilles Francescano Checkmark
The State of the Art 1997-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £5.99 216
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Mark Salwowski Checkmark
The State of the Art 1997-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £5.99 216
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Mark Salwowski Checkmark
Cyber-Killers 1997-06-00 ed. Ric Alexander Millennium / Orion 0-7528-0980-6 £9.99 vii+
408
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
Cyber-Killers 1997-06-00 ed. Ric Alexander Millennium / Orion 0-7528-0783-8 £16.99 viii+
408
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The State of the Art 1998-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £6.99 216
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Mark Salwowski Checkmark
Cyber-Killers 1998-05-00 ed. Ric Alexander Orion 0-7528-1633-0 £6.99 ix+
540
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
La macchina che uccide 1998-12-15 ed. Ric Alexander Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Millemondi (quarterly) #18)   9,900 Lit 352
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Franco Brambilla  
The State of the Art 1999-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £6.99 216
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Mark Salwowski Checkmark
The State of the Art 2001-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £7.99 216
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Mark Salwowski  
L'universo Cyber 1 2001-10-00 ed. Piergiorgio Nicolazzini Editrice Nord (Cosmo Collana di Fantascienza #319) 88-429-1189-5 22,000 Lit 288
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The State of the Art 2004-11-00 Iain M. Banks Night Shade Books 1-892389-38-X $25.00 188
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Les Edwards  
The State of the Art 2004-11-00 Iain M. Banks Night Shade Books 1-892389-99-1 $45.00 188
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Les Edwards  
The State of the Art 2005-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £7.99 216
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The State of the Art 2006-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £7.99 216
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Space Opera Renaissance 2006-07-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor 0-765-30617-4 $39.95 941
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth NASA Checkmark
The Space Opera Renaissance 2006-08-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor / SFBC 1215904 $34.95 941
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth NASA Checkmark
The State of the Art 2007-04-00 Iain M. Banks Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-074-7 $14.95 188
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Les Edwards Checkmark
The Space Opera Renaissance 2007-07-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orb 0-765-30618-2 $24.95 941
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth NASA  
The Space Opera Renaissance 2007-07-10 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor 978-1-4668-0825-6 $7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth NASA  
L'essence de l'art 2010-03-00 Iain M. Banks Le Bélial' 978-2-84344-097-7 €21.00 278
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Manchu Checkmark
The State of the Art 2010-03-04 Iain M. Banks Hachette Digital 978-0-7481-1007-0 £5.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Blacksheep  
The State of the Art 2011-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 978-1-85723-030-7 £8.99 214
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Blacksheep Checkmark
Última generación 2011-05-00 Iain M. Banks La Factoría de Ideas (Solaris Ficción #150) 978-84-9800-692-6 €20.95 279
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Koldo Campo  
The State of the Art 2013-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 978-1-85723-030-7 £8.99 214
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Blacksheep Checkmark
The State of the Art 2013-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 978-1-85723-030-7 £8.99 214
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Blacksheep  
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-1-101-91009-2 $25.00 xxxi+
1178
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-1-101-91010-8 $25.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Bruce Pennington  
The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection 2016-07-12 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / SFBC 14-1016912 $19.55 xxxi+
1178
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Bruce Pennington  
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