Culture

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Consider Phlebas Description

The first Culture novel, now available as an unabridged audio download.

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 is a space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination.

©1987 Iain M. Banks (P)2010 Hachette Digital
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  • Volume 1 de la série

    • Consider Phlebas

    • Culture Series, Book 1
    • De : Iain M. Banks
    • Lu par : Peter Kenny
    • Durée : 16 h et 25 min
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    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....

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  • Volume 2 de la série

    • The Player of Games

    • Culture Series, Book 2
    • De : Iain M. Banks
    • Lu par : Peter Kenny
    • Durée : 11 h et 26 min
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    The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh: Jernau Morat Gurgeh, The Player of Games, master of every board, computer, and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game... a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor.

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  • Volume 3 de la série

    Couverture de Use of Weapons
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  • Volume 4 de la série

    • The State Of The Art

    • Culture Series, Book 4
    • De : Iain M. Banks
    • Lu par : Peter Kenny
    • Durée : 6 h et 20 min
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    The first ever collection of Iain Banks's short fiction, this volume includes the acclaimed novella, The State of the Art. This is a striking addition to the growing body of Culture lore, and adds definition and scale to the previous works by using the Earth of 1977 as contrast. The other stories in the collection range from science fiction to horror, dark-coated fantasy to morality tale. All bear the indefinable stamp of Iain Banks's staggering talent.

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  • Volume 5 de la série

    • Excession

    • Culture Series, Book 5
    • De : Iain M. Banks
    • Lu par : Peter Kenny
    • Durée : 15 h et 55 min
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    Two and a half millennia ago, the artifact appeared in a remote corner of space, beside a trillion-year-old dying sun from a different universe. It was a perfect black-body sphere, and it did nothing. Then it disappeared.

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  • Volume 6 de la série

    • Inversions

    • Culture Series, Book 6
    • De : Iain M. Banks
    • Lu par : Peter Kenny
    • Durée : 11 h et 26 min
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    In the winter palace, the King's new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about. In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional. Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love, and betrayal, Inversions is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.

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  • Volume 7 de la série

    • Look to Windward

    • Culture Series, Book 7
    • De : Iain M. Banks
    • Lu par : Peter Kenny
    • Durée : 12 h et 11 min
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    It was one of the less glorious incidents of a long-ago war. It led to the destruction of two suns and the billions of lives they supported. Now, 800 years later, the light from the first of those ancient mistakes has reached the Culture Orbital, Masaq. The light from the second may not.

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  • Volume 8 de la série

    • Matter

    • Culture Series, Book 8
    • De : Iain M. Banks
    • Lu par : Toby Longworth
    • Durée : 17 h et 56 min
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    In a world renowned, even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime occurs within a war. For one man it means a desperate flight and a search for the one, maybe two, people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat of treachery and murder. And for their sister, even without knowing the full truth, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever. Only the sister is not what she once was.

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  • Volume 9 de la série

    • Surface Detail

    • Culture Series, Book 9
    • De : Iain M. Banks
    • Lu par : Peter Kenny
    • Durée : 20 h et 22 min
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    The dazzling new Culture novel from a modern master of science fiction - a tour de force of brilliant storytelling, world-building and imagination.It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. It begins with a murder. And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself.

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  • Volume 10 de la série

    • The Hydrogen Sonata

    • Culture, Book 10
    • De : Iain M. Banks
    • Lu par : Peter Kenny
    • Durée : 17 h et 17 min
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    The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization. An ancient people, organized on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture 10,000 years earlier and were very nearly one of its founding societies, deciding not to join only at the last moment. Now they've made the collective decision to follow the well-trodden path of millions of other civilizations: They are going to Sublime, elevating themselves to a new and almost infinitely more rich and complex existence. Amid preparations though, the Regimental High Command is destroyed....

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