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 s…

Book 1

Consider Phlebas
3.86
· 60767 Ratings · 3109 Reviews ·
published 1987
· 53 editions
The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had die…
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Book 2

The Player of Games
4.26
· 48843 Ratings · 2040 Reviews ·
published 1988
· 51 editions
The Culture--a humanoid/machine symbiotic society…
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Book 3

Use of Weapons
4.18
· 32514 Ratings · 1422 Reviews ·
published 1990
· 38 editions
Cheradenine is an ex-special circumstance agent w…
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Book 4

The State of the Art
3.85
· 11168 Ratings · 453 Reviews ·
published 1991
· 26 editions
The first ever collection of Iain Banks' short fi…
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Book 5

Excession
4.20
· 20741 Ratings · 822 Reviews ·
published 1996
· 24 editions
The international sensation Iain M. Banks offers…
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Book 6

Inversions
3.91
· 11839 Ratings · 435 Reviews ·
published 1998
· 26 editions

On a backwards world with six moons, an alert spy…

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Book 7

Look to Windward
4.18
· 18687 Ratings · 555 Reviews ·
published 2000
· 32 editions
The Twin Novae battle had been one of the last of…
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Book 8

Matter
4.05
· 19308 Ratings · 813 Reviews ·
published 2008
· 29 editions
In a world renowned within a galaxy full of wonde…
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Book 9

Surface Detail
4.23
· 19770 Ratings · 897 Reviews ·
published 2010
· 22 editions
It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter…
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Book 10

The Hydrogen Sonata
4.16
· 15626 Ratings · 1113 Reviews ·
published 2012
· 23 editions
They are, truly, probably, End Days for the Gzilt…
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Book 1-2, 4

The Culture: Consider Phlebas/Player of Games/Use of Weapons
4.51
· 327 Ratings · 9 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
4.32
· 28 Ratings · 3 Reviews ·
published 2004
· 3 editions
Zwei Kultur-Romane in einem Band

Iain Banks, der B…
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Book 3-4

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

La Saga de la Cultura
4.75
· 4 Ratings ·
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 gen…
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Book 5-8

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

Les Enfers virtuels 1
4.36
· 11 Ratings ·
published 2010
· 2 editions
Le cycle se déploie dans une civilisation galacti…
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Book 9, 2 / 2

Les Enfers virtuels 2
4.38
· 8 Ratings ·
published 2010
· 2 editions
Dans Les Enfers virtuels, Banks a imaginé l'usage…
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