eBook-Tipp: Culture series – SciFi von Iain M. Banks

Iain Menzies Banks (* 16. Februar 1954 in Dunfermline, Fife, Schottland; † 9. Juni 2013 in Kirkcaldy, Fife) war ein britischer Schriftsteller. Seine Romane veröffentlichte er unter dem Namen Iain Banks beziehungsweise, wenn es sich um Science-Fiction handelte, als Iain M. Banks.

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The Player Of Games

SciFi von Iain M. Banks

The Culture – a human/machine symbiotic society – has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game … a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor.

Band 2 der Serie Culture, in der die Bücher völlig unabhängig voneinander sind und in beliebiger Reihenfolge gelesen werden können. „Few of us have been exposed to a talent so manifest and of such extraordinary breadth.“ (New York Review of Science Fiction) (425 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 417 Seiten noch günstig?

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Use Of Weapons

SciFi von Iain M. Banks

The man known as Cheradenine Zakalwe was one of Special Circumstances‘ foremost agents, changing the destiny of planets to suit the Culture through intrigue, dirty tricks or military action.The woman known as Diziet Sma had plucked him from obscurity and pushed him towards his present eminence, but despite all their dealings she did not know him as well as she thought. The drone known as Skaffen-Amtiskaw knew both of these people.

Band 3 der Serie Culture, in der die Bücher völlig unabhängig voneinander sind und in beliebiger Reihenfolge gelesen werden können. „It’s rare that so dark a journey into a character’s mind can be pulled off with such a light touch, and the author’s treatment of the main character is simultaneously sympathetic and unflinching–a neat trick, considering the book’s subject and the character’s history.“ (Leser) (305 Rezensionen / 4,1 Sterne), 516 Seiten noch günstig?

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