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Use of Weapons - Iain M. Banks
Use of Weapons
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3.89 340
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781857231359 (185723135X)
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 411
Edition language: English
Series: Culture (#3)
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3.5 Use of Weapons / Iain M. Banks
Cheradenine is an ex-special circumstance agent who had been raised to eminence by a woman named Diziet. Skaffen-Amtiskaw, the drone, had saved her life and it believes Cheradenine to be a burnt-out case. But not even its machine intelligence can see the horrors in his past. Somehow, I had come to...
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4.0 Dark Underbelly of Utopia: "Use of Weapons" by Iain M. Banks
From the moment I picked up the Culture books eons ago they changed the way I viewed the natural world around me, adding a layer of mysticism to every tree, every rock and every hill; along with a wonderment of what untold stories each has born witness too. think it's often a combination of the book...
Tannat rated it
2.0 Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
Series: Culture #3 Well that was disappointing. I was tempted to give it 3 stars overall while reading (before I got to the end) since although the present-day chapters were fairly interesting, the past chapters were duller and sometimes maudlin. Then I got to the “twist” at the end and was disapp...
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3.5 Banks' Use of Weapons
This is the fourth book I have read by Banks after The Player of Games, Consider Philebas and The Wasp Factory. Despite the fact that this is a Culture novel the most useful comparison is not with the other two Culture Science Fiction novels, but with his non-science fiction novel The Wasp Factory....
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4.0 The man with two shadows
Use of Weapons (Culture) by Iain M. Banks “There are two stories, but you know most of one of them. I’ll tell them at the same time; see if you can tell which is which.” The hyper-advanced civilization that calls itself "The Culture" views itself as thoroughly utopian: post-scarcity, anarchistic y...
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