**Soon to be adapted as a major TV series**
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, to actually find it - and with it their own destruction.
Consider Phlebas is a space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from a modern master of science fiction.
Praise for the Culture series:
'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday
'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future' Guardian
'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention' Scotsman
'Compulsive reading' Sunday Telegraph
The Culture series:
The Player of Games
Use of Weapons
The State of the Art
Look to Windward
The Hydrogen Sonata
Other books by Iain M. Banks:
Against a Dark Background
Customer ReviewsSee All
A first glimpse of the brilliance that is Culture
This gripping tale of adventure in the universe of the Culture. We meet several deeply flawed characters trying their best to survive an interstellar war. Very entertaining reading!
Bad sci fi
Did not get into this at all. No real flow. Stories did not have any connection. Did not care about characters. Very poor development. Struggled to finish this.