Title: Descendant

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Title: Descendant Title Record # 91904
Author: Iain M. Banks
Date: 1987-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: Culture
Language: English
Note: No direct quote of "the Culture", but features a drone, knife missiles, AI levels measured in decimal numbers and Orbitals. The copyright page of State of the Art (Orbit trade paperback edition, ISBN 1-85723-030-2) does not mention this story. It states that a different story, "Odd Attachment," was first published in Tales from the Forbidden Planet. This appears to be mistaken -- the story "Descendant" first appeared in Tales from the Forbidden Planet, and "Odd Attachment" first appeared in "Arrows of Eros."
Synopsis: A shot-down spaceman has to walk around a large part of a planet in an intelligent powered space suit.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1992 German Heruntergekommen [as by Iain Banks]
2010 French Descente

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Tales from the Forbidden Planet 1987-08-00 ed. Roz Kaveney Titan Books 1-85286-004-9 £4.95 256 tp anth Brian Bolland Checkmark
Tales from the Forbidden Planet 1987-08-00 ed. Roz Kaveney Titan Books 1-85286-005-7 £9.95 256 hc anth Brian Bolland Checkmark
Tales from the Forbidden Planet 1987-10-00 ed. Roz Kaveney Titan Books 1-85286-006-5 £30.00 256 hc anth Checkmark
The State of the Art 1991-03-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 0-356-19669-0 £12.95 182 hc coll Checkmark
The State of the Art 1991-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 0-356-19669-0 £12.95 182 hc 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 coll John Harris  
The State of the Art 1993-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £5.99 216 tp coll Checkmark
The State of the Art 1994-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £5.99 216 tp coll Checkmark
The State of the Art 1996-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £5.99 216 tp coll Mark Salwowski Checkmark
The State of the Art 1996-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £0.00 216 tp coll Mark Salwowski Checkmark
The State of the Art 1997-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £5.99 216 tp coll Mark Salwowski Checkmark
The State of the Art 1997-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £5.99 216 tp coll Mark Salwowski Checkmark
The State of the Art 1999-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £6.99 216 tp coll Mark Salwowski Checkmark
The State of the Art 2001-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £7.99 216 tp coll Mark Salwowski  
The State of the Art 2004-11-00 Iain M. Banks Night Shade Books 1-892389-38-X $25.00 188 hc 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 coll Les Edwards  
The State of the Art 2005-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £7.99 216 tp coll  
The State of the Art 2006-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 1-85723-030-2 £7.99 216 tp coll  
The State of the Art 2007-04-00 Iain M. Banks Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-074-7 $14.95 188 tp coll Les Edwards Checkmark
The State of the Art 2010-03-04 Iain M. Banks Hachette Digital 978-0-7481-1007-0 £5.99   ebook coll Blacksheep  
L'essence de l'art 2010-03-00 Iain M. Banks Le Bélial' 978-2-84344-097-7 €21.00 278 tp coll Manchu Checkmark
The State of the Art 2011-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 978-1-85723-030-7 £8.99 214 tp coll Blacksheep Checkmark
The State of the Art 2013-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 978-1-85723-030-7 £8.99 214 tp coll Blacksheep Checkmark
The State of the Art 2013-00-00 Iain M. Banks Orbit 978-1-85723-030-7 £8.99 214 tp coll Blacksheep Checkmark
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