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The book left me unfulfilled for one thing, for too much went unexplained at the end.
Very interesting to see a story written from both sides, and the stories within a story is a nice way to tie together two otherwise weakly linked story lines.
If it matters to you, this IS science fiction, and it IS a "Culture" book.
My love for the fiction of Iain M. Banks continues unabated. While this is counted among the Culture books, it's a most unusual one. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Ethanator
The death of Iain (M.) Banks last year was the loss of a Scottish national treasure, a truly amazing writer of both SF and bizarre mainstream novels. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dan'l Danehy-Oakes
What a fascinating read this was - I enjoy all of Bank's Culture Series...
and he even wrote a novella about the Culture Coming to Earth.
Great Concept and Great Books...
I have read all of Iain M Banks books, and I read Inversions the year after it was first published in 1999, and it has stayed with me ever since.
This is a Culture book. Read more
Just another great read and looking forward to the remainder of the seriesPublished 3 months ago by Bill Mcaleese
I was distraught to learn that Iain M. Banks died last year. While his books are not "hard" SF, he writes space opera on a scale that would humiliate David Hamilton. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gregory Olausen
I truly enjoyed this book. In my opinion the other culture novels should be read first to truly enjoy this onePublished 6 months ago by ola jakobsson
Great book, but didn't satisfy my scifi craving. Just a scifi under current beneath a fantasy setting. Worth reading but don't expect "Surface Detail".Published 7 months ago by S. Savage
As expected from Banks, the quality of the writing is very engaging. Very interesting to see a story written from both sides, and the stories within a story is a nice way to tie... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jelloman