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The State of the Art - Iain M. Banks
The State of the Art
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Orbit 1st trade edition paperback new
Orbit 1st trade edition paperback new
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781857230307 (1857230302)
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
Series: Culture (#4)
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In a network of lines that enlace
In a network of lines that enlace rated it
3.5 Interesting collection
‘The State of the Art’ is an interesting collection of short stories, all of which differ greatly from each other. I enjoyed them all except ‘Scratch,’ which descended into the arrogant nonsensical writing Banks displayed in Excession. I liked the Culture novella, which the collection takes its na...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 The State of the Art
bookshelves: fraudio, sci-fi Read in March, 2009 BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play - The State of the ArtPaul Cornell's dramatisation of the science-fiction novel by Iain M Banks. A spaceship from The Culture arrives on Earth in 1977 and finds a planet obsessed with alien concepts like 'property' and '...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
3.5 Heaven or Earth
This was my favourite Iain M Banks book. The title story/novella tries to address the romanticisation of the way we live on Earth, with benign spies from the much more advanced utopian Culture civilisation created by Banks 'going native', and committees struggling to decide whether to make contact w...
REALJimBob rated it
Sort of in the Culture series, sort of not quite. This is the (first?) collection of [a:Iain M. Banks|5807106|Iain M. Banks|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1352410520p2/5807106.jpg] short stories, paired with a Culture novella which gives the book its title. Taking up half the book The...
Grack21 rated it
5.0 The State Of The Art
Gah. Me find new author. Me read all books now.
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