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You can see the increasing complexity and skill of Banks' writing as you go through the Culture series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matthew Skau
All the Culture novels are great, but this is by far my favorite because the setting combines the worlds of medieval fantasy with the Culture's hard sci-fi. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Captain
It is impossible to describe an Iain Banks novel. If you have not yet read any of those based within or near the Culture, I envy you. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Casey C. Jones
Not enough Culture for my taste. It felt very long. Weak ending, and what's with putting the epilogue after the appendix?Published 4 months ago by Aaron Mcbride
An odd juxtaposition of ancient vs futureistic setting, but the future remains bright.Published 4 months ago by Tae Kim
Iain M Banks science fiction story-telling is complex and entertaining. The culture series explores relationships between and among among societies, which have achieved different... Read morePublished 5 months ago by E L Andrews
Not as funny as some others in the series, but if you're a fan of Culture, you will probably like it.Published 7 months ago by Douglas Allen
This story centers on a medieval society of an 8th level civilization of a shell world that, with the murder of it's warring king, becomes the nexus of attention for more advanced... Read morePublished 7 months ago by W. Mann