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Fun and intense, very imaginative, twists and turns in the plot kept me intrigued throughout. This was my first of Ian Banks Culture novels, I'll seek more.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
A book that starts in seeming chaos, with chapters from dramatically different points of view slowly spirals together into a conflict over the fate of artificial afterlives. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matthew Skau
Its Iain M. Banks - that is all you need to know.
Read all the Culture books in order if possible...
Banks is gone now- no more to come :-(
Not quite at the end yet but, so far, this has not disappointed. Iain's prose is, as usual, both poetic and direct. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Kemp
Iain M Banks crafts fantastic worlds where he doesn't simply look to the future but takes possibilities to their most grand, if not a times most extreme. Read more
One of Iain M. Banks I've read before, but excellent for any lover of scifi, virtual worlds, and awesome world building.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Culture is a delightfully refreshing model that endures. Banks does not disappoint. More worlds like this are needed and sought.Published 3 months ago by JG
The Culture Novels are stunningly imaginative. Banks sketches entire civilizations with a few deft paragraphs. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Hugh Taylor
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|Preferred reading order of Culture novels?||
There is no chronology to the stories, as far as i'm aware, although Surface Detail links subtlely back to Use of Weapons. You could separate them as pre and post-Idrian war, but it's not necessary. I'd advise reading them in order of publication: The first four on your list are excellent. The... Read More
Jan 31, 2011 by Sera69 | See all 8 posts
The american kindle version had no formatting errors.
Jan 27, 2011 by Alexey Malafeev | See all 3 posts