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The scale of the book was great.
"The Culture" was an interesting look at the future of mankind.
The characters were somewhat interesting. Read more
Now I am wondering why this book wasn't picked up by the movie industry (basically I am wondering why any of his books wasn't); but then, maybe this is for the best :)Published 18 days ago by ANAGNOSTOU PARASKEVI
A really interesting, unique SF book with tons of great ideas to get your mind out of the ordinary.Published 19 days ago by Dan S. Tong
Apparently the follow-on books are better, but after this lackluster book I just can't be bothered.
I didn't think it was bad, and you won't think so either. Read more
I love science fiction, particularly the 'space opera' genre. I'm not sure how I've managed to go 40 years w/o reading the Culture novels, but I'm about to fix that! Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
Heard great things about the series and really wanted to get into it, but this starts out and remains a story about a dirtbag in a universe largely consisting of dirtbags, and I... Read morePublished 28 days ago by JBlitzen
I yearn to read imaginative SF, and this story certainly featured some. But I think it could've been told in 1/2 the pages with no significant loss to the content or quality. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Boyle
Excellent first book in the culture series. The foundation is set for one of the most outstanding science fiction series.Published 1 month ago by Shiidon Hawley