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This slim volume of short SF by the master novelist is currently hard to acquire in the USA - no ebook or in-print hardcopy version - so the question is should you pay the premium... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jim Henley
The only downside to reading this book is knowing that its the last work from Mr Banks I will get to read, having read every other work hes written. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Just John
I am a huge Banks / Culture fan and was really looking forward to something special here - especially the notes on the culture. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Richie
I'm in love with the Culture series. This wonderful collection of short stories forwards that vision with a novella and a couple shorts, and a few other brilliantly imaginative... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Patrick Finnigan
State of the Art is a collection of stories from Banks in both the Culture universe and from the same style of his many more contemporary thrillers. Read morePublished 16 months ago by suburban dissident
A fascinating collection of short stories. Some gems and some that do not work so well.
The centre piece is the novella "State of the Art" which firmly places Earth in... Read more