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I am a huge Banks / Culture fan and was really looking forward to something special here - especially the notes on the culture. Read morePublished 2 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 7 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 11 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
Never really connected with me. It was just okay. A relatively short work and it just left me unfulfilled. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Allen King
short stories are good...but...you have to remember that they are going to be very short. Makes you want more BanksPublished 21 months ago by ReadingAddict
The "Culture" universe created by Banks is one of the most complete, consistent and fantastically visualized futures yet written by any author. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kindle Customer
In "The State of the Art" Banks deals with the Culture (an advanced++ and peaceful galaxy wide collection of societies) and its contact with earth. Read morePublished on July 2, 2013 by L. Barnes