Iain M. Banks
In this seminal science fiction series, readers are introduced to a utopian conglomeration of human and alien races that explores the nature of war, morality, and the limitless bounds of mankind's imagination. As a galactic war rages, billions are doomed and principles are at stake. A fugitive Mind becomes the object of both sides' desires and only a motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries can find it. Will they save the world or find their own destruction?
First Published in 1987
2014-12-26T00:06:08.000ZReading The Culture series by Banks. Compelling picture of a grand, semi-utopian galactic future. Hopefully not too optimistic about AI. – source
2018-04-01T00:57:54.000Zexcited for this, Banks' Culture series is brilliant. Consider Phlebas is one of my favourite books, I read it back in the day when I was programming Theme Park, the cheat code for the game is 'Horza', the main character from the book... – source
2019-07-31T17:05:52.000Z@campuscodi the Expanse series is awesome (first book is Leviathan Wakes) The Culture series from Iain M. Banks (starting with Consider Phlebas) are classic too.. – source
2018-11-29T19:02:34.000Z@alwayssendingit Hyperion, Dune, Forever War, Shadow and Claw, Count of Monte Cristo, Ian Banks' Culture series – source
Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization – source