Culture Series

10 primary works • 18 total works
The Culture series or Culture cycle refers to a series of novels and short fiction written by Scottish author Iain Banks. The stories center around the Culture, a post-scarcity semi-anarchist utopia consisting of various humanoid races and managed by very advanced artificial intelligences.

They do not need to be read in order and, while there are so…

Book 1

Consider Phlebas
3.86
· 77893 Ratings · 4028 Reviews · published 1987 · 62 editions
The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died…
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Book 2

The Player of Games
4.27
· 62093 Ratings · 2687 Reviews · published 1988 · 56 editions
The Culture - a humanoid/machine symbiotic society…
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Book 3

Use of Weapons
4.17
· 41444 Ratings · 1850 Reviews · published 1990 · 2 editions
The man known as Cheradenine Zakalwe was one of Sp…
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Book 4

The State of the Art
3.84
· 15243 Ratings · 599 Reviews · published 1991 · 26 editions
The first ever collection of Iain Banks' short fic…
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Book 5

Excession
4.19
· 27084 Ratings · 1115 Reviews · published 1996 · 26 editions
The international sensation Iain M. Banks offers r…
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Book 6

Inversions
3.92
· 15838 Ratings · 596 Reviews · published 1998 · 27 editions
On a backward world with six moons, an alert spy r…
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Book 7

Look to Windward
4.19
· 23951 Ratings · 710 Reviews · published 2000 · 36 editions
The Twin Novae battle had been one of the last of …
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Book 8

Matter
4.08
· 24722 Ratings · 978 Reviews · published 2008 · 33 editions
In a world renowned within a galaxy full of wonder…
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Book 9

Surface Detail
4.24
· 25109 Ratings · 1048 Reviews · published 2010 · 25 editions
It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter s…
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Book 10

The Hydrogen Sonata
4.17
· 20823 Ratings · 1259 Reviews · published 2012 · 26 editions
The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, …
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Book 1-2, 4

The Culture: Consider Phlebas/Player of Games/Use of Weapons
4.52
· 432 Ratings · 12 Reviews · published 2012 · 2 editions
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the first three …
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Book 2-3

Das Kultur-Spiel: Das Spiel Azad / Einsatz der Waffen
4.35
· 31 Ratings · 2 Reviews · published 2004 · 3 editions
Zwei Kultur-Romane in einem Band

Iain Banks, der Be…
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Book 3-4

Выбор оружия. Последнее слово техники
Классический (и, по мнению многих, лучший) роман и…
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Book 1-8

La Saga de la Cultura
4.57
· 7 Ratings · 2 Reviews · published 2014 · 1 edition
Books 1-8.
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Book 1-4

La Saga de la Cultura - 1
Contiene: Pensad en flebas, Eljugador, Última gene…
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Book 5-8

La Saga de la Cultura - 2
Contiene: Excesión, Inversiones, A Barlovento y Ma…
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Book 9, 1 / 2

Les Enfers virtuels 1
4.31
· 13 Ratings · published 2010 · 2 editions
Le cycle se déploie dans une civilisation galactiq…
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Book 9, 2 / 2

Les Enfers virtuels 2
4.27
· 11 Ratings · published 2010 · 2 editions
Dans Les Enfers virtuels, Banks a imaginé l'usage …
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