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Consider Phlebas

Banks, Iain (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Horza, a Changer, finds himself at the center of an epic galactic confrontation between the fanatical Idirans and the communistic Culture, made up of humans ruled by the Mind machines that they have created.
Authors: Banks, Iain, 1954-2013
Title: Consider Phlebas
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2008, c1987
Characteristics: 527 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Iain M. Banks
Notes: "A culture novel"--Cover
Summary: Horza, a Changer, finds himself at the center of an epic galactic confrontation between the fanatical Idirans and the communistic Culture, made up of humans ruled by the Mind machines that they have created.
ISBN: 9780316005388
031600538X
Branch Call Number: SF BANKS
Subject Headings: Imaginary wars and battles Fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Topical Term: Imaginary wars and battles
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Horza, a Changer, finds himself at the center of an epic galactic confrontation between the fanatical Idirans and the communistic Culture. This is big-idea, thought-provoking space opera. #1 in the Culture series.

Horza, a Changer, finds himself at the center of an epic galactic confrontation between the fanatical Idirans and the communistic Culture, made up of humans ruled by the Mind machines that they have created.

Comment by: multcolib_rachaels May 30, 2014

A thought-provoking space opera of competing cultures warring across galaxies. The plot is sprawling in the best way, the are characters strong, and the vision of the future both plausible and grand.

A thought-provoking space opera of competing cultures warring across galaxies. The plot is sprawling in the best way, the are characters strong, and the vision of the future both plausible and grand.


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May 30, 2014
  • multcolib_rachaels rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A thought-provoking space opera of competing cultures warring across galaxies. The plot is sprawling in the best way, the are characters strong, and the vision of the future both plausible and grand.

Jul 07, 2013
  • Fixx42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The narrative could be better, but it's easy to forgive given the engrossing world that Banks paints for us. This is a piece of fiction that really makes you imagine what the ultimate fate of humanity might look like. More importantly, it leaves you wondering where you might fit into that historical progression.

I highly recommend this book, as well as the rest of the Culture series.

Sep 22, 2011
  • WomanOfMystery rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not as good as some of the Banks books that he has written since. I think he tries to do too much, but I really appreciate his imagination and ideas.

Jan 22, 2011
  • Reeltime rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Well read - Typical IABanks ingenuity and imagination - descriptions of other woprlds are excellent, good characters, really too much "action" - all teh fights on the way to the real miision can distract from point of story - epilogue must be read/listened

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