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For the discussion of Iain's science fiction (Culture & non-Culture) titles

  1. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: Poll II - Up to Surface Detail

    What's you favorite?

    Started by Deep Black‎, 19-03-2011 09:27 AM
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  1. Theory about the mistake not...

    Hi guys, I've got a hair brained theory about the mistake not... With all of the talk of gravity wells, appearing in tunnels, his comments on warfare...

    Started by NathanJD‎, 07-04-2013 09:53 AM
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  2. Orbitals - how many are there?

    So at the end of Consider Phelabs, it's mentioned that 14 thousand or so orbitals were destroyed during the course of the war, and this got me...

    Started by Mjolnir‎, 03-03-2013 10:49 AM
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  3. Implications of hell in Surface Detail

    Hi, all, First post here... Fell in love with The Culture novels around a year ago and I think I've devoured nearly all of them. Surface Detail...

    Started by Hal Incadenza‎, 10-11-2013 11:55 PM
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  4. Cool Which is the most Cultured country ?

    We do not have minds or GSV's or any of the improvements the Culture citizens have, and yet , there are countries which are probably closer to the...

    Started by adelatorre‎, 14-03-2013 08:26 AM
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  5. Help Understanding "Against a Dark Background" [Spoilers]

    I struggled through this book, especially through the dense, monotonous and uninteresting start (IMO) with what would seem to be irrelevant flash...

    Started by Mudhutt‎, 17-02-2012 08:13 PM
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  6. Surface Detail - Spoilers

    Post your questions/discussion of Surface Detail here. I guess my main question is where in the chronology does 'the reveal' place Surface Detail...

    Started by redmeat‎, 19-10-2010 03:27 PM
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  7. Banks and Religion

    Hi all, first post here! I love Banks' scifi, although I've only recently discovered it. (I've only read the Player of Games and Inversions.) I'm...

    Started by slateskies‎, 04-10-2013 12:11 AM
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  8. JJ Arbams, Neill Blomkamp or Joseph Kosinski?

    Out of the three directors who directed three visually interesting, solidly entertaining (but not amazing) big budget sci-fi movies this past year,...

    Started by Big Orange‎, 07-09-2013 12:20 PM
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  9. Question What is the significance of the Culture ?

    Since we are talking about an artistic oeuvre, the way each individual appreciates it is subjective. The same book may hold a different significance...

    Started by adelatorre‎, 24-10-2013 10:34 PM
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  10. Life After Banks

    Since there will be no more IMB books (unless the rumored notes are published), we sci-fi fans will have to (1) reread the IMB catalogue or (2) read...

    Started by dunkoveru‎, 14-08-2013 12:21 AM
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  11. The Final Three

    SPOILER ALERT FOR MOST CULTURE NOVELS There has been a lot of adverse criticism of the final three Culture novels. One need only look at the...

    Started by charismatic megafauna‎, 19-10-2013 04:15 AM
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  12. Guess who my favourite character is...

    Started by amerelium‎, 10-08-2013 10:43 PM
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  13. The Hand of God 137

    I just stumbled over this - maybe it is common knowledge, and it might be an inside joke without deeper meaning or simply coincidence. Either way, in...

    Started by Coral Beach‎, 09-08-2013 01:36 PM
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  14. Cool Banks is on the net , but he keeps quiet about it.

    "Banks is on the net , but he keeps quiet about it." That's a quote I remember from an interview... My guess is if IMB had some sort of blog or...

    Started by adelatorre‎, 09-09-2013 04:03 AM
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  15. Hydrogen Sonata Paperback

    The UK paperback is officially out on September 10th but there were copies at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The interview and Dramatis...

    Started by daveh‎, 26-08-2013 08:35 PM
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  16. The Hydrogen Sonata spoilers

    "... we have a reputation for enlightened interference to protect here." Well, somebody had to start this thread. I'm not going to actually post...

    Started by charismatic megafauna‎, 29-09-2012 10:57 PM
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  17. Culture mash-ups?

    A slightly bizarre synthesis of licenced intellectual property, plastic, and synthetic confectionery. Or, a serious idea which is absolutely...

    Started by Brutalsubtlety‎, 03-12-2012 11:44 PM
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  18. Culture agents... on Earth!

    A bit of historical fun! In "The State of the Art" Contact reaches Earth in 1984 IIRC. The ship sucks up all available data, the Contact personnel...

    Started by vermeer‎, 06-01-2009 12:59 AM
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  19. Question about GCU Grey Area

    Hi everyone, just something that's been bugging me for a while. The GCU Grey Area is nicknamed 'meatfucker' for delving into people's minds. As far...

    Started by RJPatrick‎, 25-07-2013 12:50 PM
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  20. Cultured Poetry.

    I just recalled a poem from Rudyard Kipling:When Earth's Last Picture Is Painted by Rudyard Kipling. Though the poem seems full of religious...

    Started by adelatorre‎, 03-08-2013 08:56 PM
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