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Consider Phlebas

by Iain M. Banks

Part of the Culture Series

eBooks of the Month Science Fiction

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The first ‘Culture’ novel; one written with breath taking imagination and set in the middle of a galaxy spanning war with a huge range of characters. In the ‘Culture’ sentient computer ‘Minds’ control everything and in the middle of a long bitter war one has to take refuge on a neutral planet and its rescue is paramount.

Consider Phlebas Synopsis

The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Within the cosmic conflict, there was an individual crusade: deep within a fabled labyrinth lay a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it.

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. Consider Phlebas - a space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination.

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ISBN: 9781857231380
Publication date: 14/04/1988
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781857231380
Publication date: 14th April 1988
Author: Iain M. Banks
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Science Fiction,
Categories: Science fiction,

About Iain M. Banks

Iain M. Banks came to widespread and 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 (published under the name Iain Banks) and his science fiction novels. Iain Banks died in June 2013.   Maxim Jakubowski's view on MATTER...Banks’ Culture series, of which this the latest instalment, is space opera at its exuberant best: adventures and conflicts on a galactic scale, alien races by the dozen, non-stop action, a gallery of sharply-edged characters in search of the truth and racing ...

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