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May 30th, 2008, 14:49
Originally Posted by Zakhary View Post
Whoa. Seems like I got some reading to doo

I once read the first book in the Banks' culture universe.
"Consider Phlebas" I think it is in english.

I thought it was extremely weak. The aliens were laughable and
the whole thing just felt so silly somehow.
Are the later ones somehow significantly better? Cause I've heard
many people praise the "player of games" and "use of weapons" but I've
been unable to pick them up due to my horrible phlebas experiences
Definitely give Player of Games a go, it's significantly better than Consider Phlebas, which I agree wasn't great. The future humans (the Culture) and their society / morals etc are way more interesting than his aliens IMO, and Consider Phlebas didn't really do much justice to that.
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