Culture Series

10 primary works • 19 total works
These works of novels and short fiction center around the Culture, a post-scarcity semi-anarchist utopia consisting of humanoid races and managed by super-intelligent artificial intelligences. They do not need to be read in order. While there are some interconnections, they are minor.

Series also known as:
* Ciclo della Cultura [Italian]

Book 1

Consider Phlebas
3.86
· 85070 Ratings · 4530 Reviews · published 1987 · 71 editions
The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died…
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Book 2

The Player of Games
4.28
· 67590 Ratings · 3037 Reviews · published 1988 · 62 editions
The Culture - a humanoid/machine symbiotic society…
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Book 3

Use of Weapons
4.17
· 44725 Ratings · 2076 Reviews · published 1990 · 54 editions
The man known as Cheradenine Zakalwe was one of Sp…
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Book 4

The State of the Art
3.84
· 16246 Ratings · 699 Reviews · published 1991 · 30 editions
The first ever collection of Iain Banks' short fic…
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Book 5

Excession
4.20
· 28943 Ratings · 1250 Reviews · published 1996 · 29 editions
The international sensation Iain M. Banks offers r…
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Book 6

Inversions
3.93
· 17059 Ratings · 678 Reviews · published 1998 · 28 editions
On a backward world with six moons, an alert spy r…
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Book 7

Look to Windward
4.21
· 25500 Ratings · 812 Reviews · published 2000 · 41 editions
The Twin Novae battle had been one of the last of …
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Book 8

Matter
4.09
· 26270 Ratings · 1073 Reviews · published 2008 · 8 editions
In a world renowned within a galaxy full of wonder…
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Book 9

Surface Detail
4.25
· 26568 Ratings · 1142 Reviews · published 2010 · 29 editions
It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter s…
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Book 10

The Hydrogen Sonata
4.19
· 22198 Ratings · 1348 Reviews · published 2012 · 29 editions
The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, …
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Book 1-3

The Culture: Consider Phlebas/Player of Games/Use of Weapons
4.52
· 465 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
4.39
· 33 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
4.43
· 7 Ratings · 1 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
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Book 9, 2 / 2

Les Enfers virtuels 2
4.08
· 12 Ratings · published 2010 · 2 editions
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Book 1-3

Il ciclo della cultura. Prima trilogia
La Cultura. Una società ideale che si è sviluppata…
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