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Second time around this book is still weird. Overall I liked it, but not as much as the Culture novels that I've read. The characters just don't have as much texture and the whole universe feels like there's some back story missing, sort of. Some elements don't seem to really tie in, either (e.g....
I rounded this UP to 4 stars because the ending is really very good and well written so you finish the book with satisfaction. The first half is very confusing - the time line of events is something you have to work out yourself from hints and bits and pieces scattered around. It's not the first tim...
As I write this review Iain M. Banks has passed away about three weeks ago. It makes me sad that our genre has lost another great writer. So I picked The Algebraist to be my "tribute read", alas I find that prefer his Culture novels. That said The Algebraist is not at all shabby.The Algebraist (corr...
Walking mp3: Tjörn Reserve: http://www.naturskyddsforeningen.se/kretsar-lan/vastra-gotaland/tjorn/Unabridged. (Clipper Audio) [Audio Cassette]Geoffrey Annis (Narrator)Publisher: W F Howes Ltd (2005)ISBN-10: 1845053079ISBN-13: 978-1845053079 There is an abridged version read by Anton Lesser out there...
a non-Culture sci-fi adventure from Banks, one whose intriguing major topic is the relativity of morality. the aliens are pretty much humans in alien form - not much attempt to convey a truly alien viewpoint. but it is all fascinating nonetheless, and many of the characters - alien and otherwise - a...
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