Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Space Opera
, Speculative Fiction
Series: Culture (#6)
Inversions is the Culture book that trips you up - if it didn't say A Culture Novel on the front cover, you could be forgiven for spending most of it thinking it was one of Iain M. Banks's stand alone genre outings.Two foreigners have risen to prominence in neighbouring countries on a low-tech (or l...
My favorite book by Iain [M] Banks, who is one of my absolute favorite authors. It's in his "Culture" series of novels, but that's only shown by a couple of minor details. It's fully a stand-alone novel - sci-fi with a fantasy feel to it. I stayed up late-late-late last night finishing this - it was...
This is my favourite Culture novel...probably because it has the least amount of the Culture in it. The smarmy robots, superintelligent AI Minds, and laissez-faire posthumans are all cool and everything, but after you've hung out with them for a few volumes they get kinda same-y. Also, they never pi...
This is very much a Culture novel--it's just the backside of the tapestry Banks has woven in the other books. What happens when the objects of a first contact are unaware that it is a first contact? Meticulously composed and emotionally engrossing.
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