Consider Phlebas (Culture Series #1)
  • Alternative view 1 of Consider Phlebas (Culture Series #1)
  • Alternative view 2 of Consider Phlebas (Culture Series #1)

Consider Phlebas (Culture Series #1)

3.3 448
by Iain M. Banks
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

"Dazzlingly original." — Daily Mail
"Gripping, touching and funny." — TLS

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

…  See more details below

Overview

"Dazzlingly original." — Daily Mail
"Gripping, touching and funny." — TLS

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.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In the midst of a war between two galactic empires, a shapechanging agent of the Iridans undertakes a clandestine mission to a forbidden planet in search of an intelligent, fugitive machine whose actions could alter the course of the conflict. Banks ( Walking on Glass ) demonstrates a talent for suspense in a new wave sf novel that should appeal to fans of space adventure. For large sf collections. JC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316005388
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
03/26/2008
Series:
Culture Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
82,606
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Iain Banks came to controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. Consider Phlebas, his first science fiction novel, was published under the name Iain M. Banks in 1987. He is now widely acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative and exciting writers of his generation.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >