Consider Phlebas

2. The. Hand. of. God. 137. Outside the palace, in the sharp cold of a winter's
afternoon, the clear sky was full of what looked like glittering snow. Horza paused
on the warshuttle's ramp and looked up and around. The sheer walls and slim ...

Author: Iain M. Banks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316095834

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 154

The first book in Iain M. Banks's seminal science fiction series, The Culture. Consider Phlebas introduces readers to the utopian conglomeration of human and alien races that explores the nature of war, morality, and the limitless bounds of mankind's imagination. 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.

The Culture Series of Iain M Banks

2. The. Culture. Militant. Consider. Phlebas. By 1987, when the rewritten
Consider Phlebas saw publication, Iain Banks was an established literary figure
in non-genre circles. He'd also become fairly well known as the kind of writer who
was ...

Author: Simone Caroti

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476620407

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 151

This critical history of Iain M. Banks’ Culture novels covers the series from its inception in the 1970s to the The Hydrogen Sonata (2012), published less than a year before Banks’ death. It considers Banks’ origins as a writer, the development of his politics and ethics, his struggles to become a published author, his eventual success with The Wasp Factory (1984) and the publication of the first Culture novel, Consider Phlebas (1987). His 1994 essay “A Few Notes on the Culture” is included, along with a range of critical responses to the 10 Culture books he published in his lifetime and a discussion of the series’ status as utopian literature. Banks was a complex man, both in his everyday life and on the page. This work aims at understanding the Culture series not only as a fundamental contribution to science fiction but also as a product of its creator’s responses to the turbulent times he lived in.

Anatomy of Wonder

... II - 69 The Wind from Nowhere , II - 67 Balmer , Edwin After Worlds Collide , Il -
70 Balsamo , Anne Technologies of the Gendered Body , 9 - 17 Banks , Iain M (
enzies ) Against a Dark Background , II - 71 Consider Phlebas , II - 72 Excession
 ...

Author: Neil Barron

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 995

View: 448

This classic work is an essential tool for collection development, research, reference, and readers' advisory work."--BOOK JACKET.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature 1975 1991

2 . CRYSTAL WARRIORS ( William R. Forstchen & Greg Morrison ) Dancing vac .
( 1990 ) 1 . 2 . The crystal warriors . ... Consider Phlebas . ( 1987 ) 2 . The player
of games . ( 1988 ) 3 . The state of the art . ( 1989 ) 4 . Use of weapons .

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Detroit : Gale Research

ISBN:

Category: Authors

Page: 1512

View: 539

Science fiction constitutes one of the largest and most widely read genres in literature, and this reference provides bibliographical data on some 20,000 science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction books, as well as nonfiction monographs about the literature. A companion to Reginald's Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1700-1974 (Gale, 1979), the present volume is alphabetically arranged by approximately 10,000 author names. The entry for each individual work includes title, publisher, date and place published, number of pages, hardbound or paperback format, and type of book (novel, anthology, etc.). Where appropriate, entries also provide translation notes, series information, pseudonyms, and remarks on special features (such as celebrity introductions). Includes indexes of titles, series, awards, and "doubles" (for locating volumes containing two novels). Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

A Concordance to the Complete Poems and Plays of T S Eliot

Of dowager Mrs. Phlaccus , and Professor and Mrs. Cheetah / I PHLEBAS ( 2 ) 71
WL : DWater 312 pluckest / burning ... 71 WL : DWater 321 and look to windward ,
/ Consider Phlebas , who was once handsome and tall as PHLÉBAS ( 1 ) 51 ...

Author: Thomas Stearns Eliot

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 1240

View: 923


To be Continued

2 . Ghosts . Knopf , 1993 . Freddie Montgomery abandons his family in Spain and
returns to Ireland to raise money . ... and wine making ; Farm life Banks , lain
Barke , James 52 . 1 . Consider Phlebas . St . Martins , 1988 . 2 . Use of Weapons
.

Author: Merle Jacob

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

View: 809

This guide identifies both in-print and out-of-print works of fiction featuring continuing themes, plots or characters in which there is a sense of development and passage of time. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author and are accompanied by bibliographic information.

Scottish Writers Talking 2

... it seemed an opportune moment at least to begin an in - depth interview –
before the unusually prolific writer produced more than could reasonably be
tackled in the format ! I had enjoyed the science fiction novel Consider Phlebas (
1987 ) ...

Author: Iain Banks

Publisher: John Donald

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

View: 603

These long interviews with very different Scottish writers do not aim at the topical, but to produce a thoughtful window on each writer's mind and work. Recorded at intervals over 16 years, they go at the writer's chosen pace. Writers relish them. Naomi Mitchison had not met anyone who'd read so much of her work for many years, and she enjoyed the discussion. Iain Crichton Smith incorporated the conversation seamlessly into his ceaseless exploration of life, art, beliefs and poetry. Bernard MacLaverty was his endlessly amusing self, causing interviewer hilarity while giving a reasonably serious account of his writing career which will fascinate readers of his latet novel, The Anatomy School, though the interview was many years ago. Iain Banks told of a young writer coming to publication, from the shadow of the Forth Bridge to frustrations in London, but at last to The Wasp Factory, and Alan Spence was entertaining and enlightening as well as funny on subjects from his boyhood in Govan and his introduction to meditation, to his work for the theatre.

Whitman to the present

Gentile or Jew O you who turn the wheels and look to windward , Consider
Phlebas , who was once handsome and tall as ... as the culmination of this part
man , but note also the " wheel of the of the poem , is not an accident " whirlpool (
II .

Author: Sculley Bradley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 338


Waterstone s Guide to Books

HARD AND SOFT SF the antiheroic space opera Consider Phlebas . His other
novels ... £2 . 95 SF has two traditional styles - hard and soft . The Hard writers
concentrate on scientific extrapolation and its adventurous uses . Its great
promoter ...

Author: Waterstone & Co

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780951258989

Category: Books

Page: 1658

View: 541


Popular Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers

Author: Rebecca L. Thomas

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 710

View: 533

Presents librarians and teachers with information on more than seven hundred fiction series for children in middle school and high school, providing annotations, a listing of titles, important characters, genre, author biography, and major themes.

Beyond Cyberpunk

Zone 1/2 (1986): 314– 59. Altman, Rick. Film/Genre. ... II. Liverpool: Liverpool UP,
2005. Asimov, Isaac. I, Robot. London: Grafton, 1950. Attridge, Derek. The
Singularity of Literature. New York: ... Banks, Ian M. Consider Phlebas. New York:
 ...

Author: Graham J. Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136973176

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

View: 650

This book is a collection of essays that considers the continuing cultural relevance of the cyberpunk genre into the new millennium. Cyberpunk is no longer an emergent phenomenon, but in our digital age of CGI-driven entertainment, the information economy, and globalized capital, we have never more been in need of a fiction capable of engaging with a world shaped by information technology. The essays in explore our cyberpunk realities to soberly reconsider Eighties-era cyberpunk while also mapping contemporary cyberpunk. The contributors seek to move beyond the narrow strictures of cyberpunk as defined in the Eighties and contribute to an ongoing discussion of how to negotiate exchanges among information technologies, global capitalism, and human social existence. The essays offer a variety of perspectives on cyberpunk’s diversity and how this sub-genre remains relevant amidst its transformation from a print fiction genre into a more generalized set of cultural practices, tackling the question of what it is that cyberpunk narratives continue to offer us in those intersections of literary, cultural, theoretical, academic, and technocultural environments.

The Columbia Granger s Index to Poetry in Anthologies

Author: Tessa Kale

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2376

View: 183

Features 85,000 classic and contemporary poems by 12,000 poets. This work covers such anthologies as "The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry"; "The Oxford Book of American Poetry"; "The New Anthology of American Poetry", "The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry"; and "The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature."

Inversions

Originally published: London: Orbit, 1998.

Author: Iain M. Banks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416583785

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 459

Originally published: London: Orbit, 1998.

Kirkus Reviews

95 2 / 22 SBN : 312 - 02630 - 7 Following Consider Phlebas ( 1988 ) , another
distant - future yarn featuring the Culture - a tolerant , relaxed , moneyless
civilization unobtrusively directed by superintelligent machine Minds . Jernau
Gurgeh is ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 868

Adult books are categorized by genre (i.e., fiction, mystery, science fiction, nonfiction). Along with bibliographic information, the expected date of publication and the names of literary agents for individual titles are provided. Starred reviews serve several functions: In the adult section, they mark potential bestsellers, major promotions, book club selections, and just very good books; in the children's section, they denote books of very high quality. The unsigned reviews manage to be discerning and sometimes quite critical.

Anatomy of Wonder 4

Barrayar , 4 - 78 Battle for the Stars , 3 - 81 Battle on Mercury , 5 - 160 The Beast
Master , 3 - 136 The Black Star Passes , 2 - 12 Boy Beyond the Moon , 5 - 1
Carve the Sky , 4213 Cities in Flight , 3 - 22 Colony , 4 - 59 Consider Phlebas , 4 -
29 ...

Author: Neil Barron

Publisher: Bowker-Greenwood Imprint

ISBN:

Category: Science fiction

Page: 912

View: 905

The third edition (1987) of this annotated SF bibliography is cited in BCL3, Walford, and the Supplement to Sheehy . This revised and updated edition provides concise summaries and evaluations of some 2,100 works of fiction and over 800 works of nonfiction published from the genre's beginnings to th

Jim Kobak s Kirkus Reviews

95 2 / 22 SBN : 312 - 02630 - 7 Following Consider Phlebas ( 1988 ) , another
distant - future yarn featuring the Culture - a tolerant , relaxed , moneyless
civilization unobtrusively directed by superintelligent machine Minds . Jernau
Gurgeh is ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 208


Laverock

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English literature

Page:

View: 546


Science fiction Studies

2 . This essay discusses Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion , referring
occasionally to Endymion , and Consider Phlebas , The Player of Games , and
Use of Weapons , which are galactic in scope , as well as Feersum Endjinn and
Against a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Science fiction

Page:

View: 713


Rewriting Scotland

25 I . M . Banks , Consider Phlebas ( London , Orbit [ MacMillan , 1987 ) , 1999 ) ,
451 – 2 . 26 Ibid . , 13 . 27 Morton , ' Iain Banks spoke ' , n . pag . 28 C . Mitchell , '
Getting used to being God ' , 11 July 2000 , available at www . spikemagazine ...

Author: Cristie Leigh March

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 179

View: 739

This study examines six of the most influential and cutting-edge contemporary Scottish writers as they redefine outmoded notions of Scottish identity. It deals with contemporary topics in Scottish literature, such as youth and rave culture, sexuality, gender, voice and self-awareness, and offers a concise and insightful introduction to the new and exciting voices which emerged from Scotland in the 1990s, with comprehensive introductions of each author's full body of work. Cristie L. March provides a critical reading of each author's work, designed to be accessible to novices and specialists alike, and goes on to assess each author's contribution to establishing new directions for Scottish literature and identity.

The Algebraist

As complex, turbulent and spectacular as the gas giant on which it is set, this novel from Iain M. Banks is space opera on a truly epic scale.

Author: Iain M. Banks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748110054

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 819

A superb standalone novel from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a master of modern science fiction. It is 4034 AD. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year. The Nasqueron Dwellers inhabit a gas giant on the outskirts of the galaxy, in a system awaiting its wormhole connection to the rest of civilisation. In the meantime, they are dismissed as decadents living in a state of highly developed barbarism, hoarding data without order, hunting their own young and fighting pointless formal wars. Seconded to a military-religious order he's barely heard of - part of the baroque hierarchy of the Mercatoria, the latest galactic hegemony - Fassin Taak has to travel again amongst the Dwellers. He is in search of a secret hidden for half a billion years. But with each day that passes a war draws closer - a war that threatens to overwhelm everything and everyone he's ever known. As complex, turbulent and spectacular as the gas giant on which it is set, this novel from Iain M. Banks is space opera on a truly epic scale. Praise for Iain M. Banks: '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: Consider Phlebas The Player of Games Use of Weapons The State of the Art Excession Inversions Look to Windward Matter Surface Detail The Hydrogen Sonata Other books by Iain M. Banks: Against a Dark Background Feersum Endjinn The Algebraist