Consider Phlebas

Framhli­ kßpu
Orbit, 1. des. 2009 - 544 sÝ­ur
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.

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Ums÷gn notanda  - Skybalon - LibraryThing

Good book that at times strays towards pretensioness but mostly is surprisingly good SciFi for a non-Scifi dude. Not the happiest book ever written but well done in any case. Read full review

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Ums÷gn notanda  - thegreatape - LibraryThing

Eh. Consider Phlebas has some interesting ideas and universe construction, but dry prose and flat characters kept me from getting into it too much. I was told in the middle of reading it that a lot of ... Read full review


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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
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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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