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  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. Starting the culture on Earth

    The paragraphs below are just for fun. Skip it if you're not in the mood of reading a Mind-like rant. The real question is : Supose you had the...

    Started by adelatorre‎, 14-11-2012 05:25 PM
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  2. Do you think this would make an interesting scenario ?

    The time to sublime arrives suddenly . Well actually Minds do sublime and leave behind a bunch of highly confulsed group of humanoids, drones and...

    Started by adelatorre‎, 14-11-2012 09:20 PM
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  3. UoW, missing explanation? (spoilers)

    I just finished Use of Weapons. I have read the following culture books in the following order: Excession Player of Games Consider Phlebas...

    Started by Lorfa‎, 05-10-2012 11:54 AM
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  4. Finding a copy of Use of Weapons with specific cover art?

    Hello, I hope that this kind of question is OK to post here. I am looking for a copy of "Use of Weapons" with specific cover art to replace a...

    Started by Jack‎, 01-11-2012 01:53 PM
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  5. What would you do in the Culture?

    Imagine you're impatiently drying your towel by waving it around one day and you're displaced aboard a passing GCU and made a Culture citizen on the...

    Started by vermeer‎, 03-09-2010 04:44 PM
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  6. Angry Who’s the Cultures most delightfully despicable, the villainliest villains…

    Sharpen your stakes and, eh, blanch your garlic? Prepare your preferred pitchfork, and other traditional mobish paraphernalia: torches, sturdy ropes,...

    Started by Brutalsubtlety‎, 20-08-2012 04:15 AM
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  7. Question Some questions about Culture from ex-USSR reader

    Good day! First of all, sorry for my english. My native language is Russian, also I'm fluent in Ukrainian and French (french is my foreign language...

    Started by Dalter‎, 25-09-2012 07:07 PM
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  8. What creeps you out about the Minds ?

    The most ? Apart from the fact that they do everything, all the mundane little things that they seem almost too willing to do without complaint. ...

    Started by John.E.Smoke‎, 16-02-2012 09:50 AM
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  9. The Algebraist Discussion

    I just finished The Algebraist, the new setting fascinates me however it begs some discussion and was talking about it in the villains thread...

    Started by Andrew j Short‎, 31-08-2012 12:22 PM
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  10. Do Minds and drones experience actual emotions?

    Over at the Look to Windwards thread Big Orange poised a question: "... it's hard to predict how a highly advanced AI would cope with bad events and...

    Started by charismatic megafauna‎, 07-09-2012 03:13 AM
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  11. The next SF book (The Hydrogen Sonata)

    I thought there was a thread for this somewhere but I can't find it so here's a new one. What do we know about Iain's next "M" book after...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 31-10-2011 04:53 PM
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  12. The Hydrogen Sonata, half price voucher

    SFX issue 227 has a voucher for £10 off The Hydrogen Sonata (RRP £20) Valid 4th - 16th Oct 2012 It's also apparently a "Limited collectors...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 23-09-2012 10:53 AM
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  13. Google+ Hangout September 27th

    Did a quick search and didn't see any posts about this yet: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cb7crmu7lceqku24v6t0jn4a3r8

    Started by Mjolnir‎, 20-09-2012 05:16 AM
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  14. Player of Games Spoilers

    This has been moved from a Surface Detail spoilers thread. Seven months in the making... Yeah, let's engulf Azad in galactic anarchy...

    Started by Conscious Bob‎, 08-10-2011 09:38 PM
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  15. The Culture mission to Andromeda

    Hi all In Excession, when describing an Outside Context Problem, one of the few ones the Culture expects to possibly face was quoted as something...

    Started by Endboss‎, 13-04-2011 11:02 AM
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  16. Waterstones Loves... The Player of Games

    Unlikely, I know, but a heads up to anyone reading this and in need of a copy of The Player of Games - Waterstones have it in a special £2.99...

    Started by oneexwidow‎, 16-09-2012 02:05 PM
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  17. Look to Windwards [SPOILERS]

    I just finished reading Look To Windwards. It's just as imaginative and moving and thought-provoking as all Iain M. Banks' books (that I have read)....

    Started by Cold‎, 21-04-2011 06:35 PM
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  18. Excession Audiobook

    Hello All, This is my first foray in the forums but enjoy IMB very much. My fave is Excession, but have not been able to find a copy of it in...

    Started by Demented But Determined‎, 02-06-2011 07:24 AM
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  19. Mad as a fox. Culture-vs-Culture, ‘internal hostilities.’

    Behold the new thread: Mad as a fox. Culture-vs-Culture, ‘internal hostilities.’ No need to panic or load the shotguns. Forget everything else....

    Started by Brutalsubtlety‎, 01-02-2012 06:02 AM
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  20. Exclamation Why is becoming a machine in the culture considered "rude"?

    Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum and usually after registering I go straight to the introduction thread. But since one doesn't exist, I have...

    Started by mrxuss‎, 10-07-2009 07:29 PM
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    28-08-2012, 12:43 AM Go to last post

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