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The Algebraist, Iain M. Banks (Orbit, 2005)

The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. Filled with wonderful descriptions, fantastic aliens, great characterizations, and brilliant prose. Full review http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Look To Windward, Iain M. Banks (Orbit, 2000)

Look to Windward is an interesting addition to Iain M. Banks’ Culture series. While it is a stand-alone novel, I doubt one would fully appreciate it unless you have already read a number of his other Culture novels, at very least Consider Phlebas. If you are a fan of Banks’ or the Culture, then this is a must read in the series, but if you’ve never read any of his Science Fiction books, do NOT start with this one. For full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Inversions, Iain M. Banks (Orbit, 1998)

Though I don’t feel that Inversions Iain M. Banks’ best work, it is a very good book that can be read as a variety of different subgenres. The actual word-smithing of this novel is amongst the best he has composed, and if you like Speculative Fiction, I think you will enjoy this book. Continue reading

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