Consider Phlebas

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Orbit, 1. des. 2009 - 544 síđur
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The first book in Iain M. Banks's seminal science fiction series, The Culture. Consider Phlebas introduces readers to the utopian conglomeration of human and alien races that explores the nature of war, morality, and the limitless bounds of mankind's imagination.

The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender.

Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade. Deep within a fabled labyrinth on a barren world, a Planet of the Dead proscribed to mortals, lay a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it. It was the fate of Horza, the Changer, and his motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, actually to find it, and with it their own destruction.

The Culture Series
Consider Phlebas
The Player of Games
Use of Weapons
The State of the Art
Look to Windward
Surface Detail
The Hydrogen Sonata

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I've been putting off reading this for a long time, because my expectations were so high. That might be one of the reasons why I didn't really enjoy this. The premise and world-building are pretty ... Read full review

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When, some time ago, I decided to acquaint myself with Iain Banks’ famous Culture saga I went, of course, with the publication order and started with Consider Phlebas, but my experience with the book ... Read full review


Copyright Prologue
The Hand of God 137
Clear Air Turbulence
Temple of Light
The Eaters
Interlude in darkness
Schars World
The Command System Batholith
The Command System Stations
The Command System Engines
The Command System Terminus
Consider Phlebas
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A Game of Damage
The Ends of Invention
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Iain Banks came to controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. He has since gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels.

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