Inversions - Culture (Paperback)
  • Inversions - Culture (Paperback)

Inversions - Culture (Paperback)

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Published: 30/11/2023
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A stunning new reissue edition of Inversions - a space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination from Iain M. Banks, one of the most important and influential writers in modern science fiction.

In the winter palace, the King's new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about.

In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.

Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal, Inversions is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set science fiction alight.

Praise for the Culture series

'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'

'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention'

'Compulsive reading'
Sunday Telegraph

The Culture series:
Consider Phlebas
The Player of Games
Use of Weapons
Look to Windward
Surface Detail
The Hydrogen Sonata

The State of the Art

Other books by Iain M. Banks:
Against a Dark Background
Feersum Endjinn
The Algebraist

Also now available:
The Culture: The Drawings - an extraordinary collection of original illustrations faithfully reproduced from sketchbooks Banks kept in the 1970s and 80s, depicting the ships, habitats, geography, weapons and language of Banks' Culture series of novels in incredible detail.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356521688
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 22 mm

Banks is a phenomenon: the wildly successful, fearlessly creative author of brilliant and disturbing non-genre novels, he's equally at home writing pure science fiction of a perculiarly gnarly energy and elegance * William Gibson *
There is now no British SF writer to whose work I look forward with greater keenness * THE TIMES *
Poetic, humourous, baffling, terrifying, sexy - the books of Iain M. Banks are all these things and more * NME *

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This is the first Iain Banks book I've read and I actually rather enjoyed it. The book is narrated by Oelph, the apprentice of the King's doctor Vosill, as he records the events that he sees and hears about... More

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“non-Culture Culture novel”

Inversions flips the usual Culture space opera on its head. Instead of the normal high-tech Sci-Fi escapades that we're used to, this is a very subtle novel, showing a view of the Culture through the eyes of a... More

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