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Consider Phlebas de Iain M. Banks
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Consider Phlebas (1987 original; edició 2008)

de Iain M. Banks

Sèrie: The Culture (1)

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The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade. Deep within a fabled labyrinth on a barren world, a Planet of the Dead proscribed to mortals, lay a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it. It was the fate of Horza, the Changer, and his motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, actually to find it, and with it their own destruction. Consider Phlebas - a space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination.… (més)
Membre:Oryzasativa
Títol:Consider Phlebas
Autors:Iain M. Banks
Informació:Orbit (2008), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 544 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
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Etiquetes:science fiction

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Consider Phlebas de Iain M. Banks (1987)

  1. 70
    Chasm City de Alastair Reynolds (voodoochilli)
    voodoochilli: As good as the Revelation space series, so if you want more check out Banks Culture novels.
  2. 50
    Las estrellas mi destino de Alfred Bester (EatSleepChuck)
  3. 40
    Revelation Space de Alastair Reynolds (nik.o)
  4. 20
    The Waste Land and Other Poems de T. S. Eliot (sturlington)
    sturlington: To understand the title allusion.
  5. 10
    The Wizards and the Warriors de Hugh Cook (themulhern)
    themulhern: A grim quest where the outcome hinges on the precise timing and nature of events. Much complication and a deal of ambiguity.
  6. 10
    Piece of Cake de Derek Robinson (themulhern)
    themulhern: A war, questions why the war is being fought, and horrible messes resulting from poor or incomplete information.
  7. 00
    Railhead de Philip Reeve (themulhern)
    themulhern: Profoundly sentient transportation in both.
  8. 11
    Hyperion de Dan Simmons (LamontCranston)
  9. 11
    Rocannon's World de Ursula K. Le Guin (themulhern)
    themulhern: Two vast wars fought between vastly different opponents. A small event in that war, and a protagonist who loses much in his struggle. Nothing else about these novels is terribly similar, but the contrasts are so interesting.
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Billions have died in the war between the Idirans and the Culture. Horza, a shape-changing humanoid and agent for the Idirans, finds himself smack dab in the middle of a dangerous assignment: find a powerful device called the Mind which has crashed landed on a dangerous planet.

Horza infiltrates a cargo ship filled with mercenaries who end up being perfect candidates for the shape changer to basically trick them into helping him out.

I’ve read Consider Phlebas a few times over the years and it definitely holds up well. Too bad the streaming series fell through, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying this classic. The audio version is well done. It you enjoyed science fiction biggies like Hyperion and A Fire Upon the Deep, you would enjoy Consider Phlebas. ( )
  mazeface | Feb 19, 2021 |
De sista tvåhundra sidorna var väl bra,men herregud vad boken degade sig fram innan dess! Inte direkt dålig, men inte medryckande. Hade mått bra av att vara 150 sidor kortare. Minst. ( )
  krupskaja | Feb 17, 2021 |
This was just not my cup of tea. I wanted to learn more about the Culture and since the main character worked for their enemy there was not too much details about their side. I suppose I will try other books in the series to read about the world building. There was a lot of action in this book. If you like to read about a lot of battles and chases, this would be for you. Often it felt like the author threw in a lot of side missions that had nothing to do with the plot for the sake of writing a cool battle scene. Some people would love this, but I find it hard to focus on them. I also wanted a better feel for the characters in the book, they had a lot of potential, but I never got a feel for most of them as individuals and kept forgetting who was who among the crew of the ship. Overall, if you like lots of action and adventure and enjoy a good battle scene give this a try. If not, give this one a pass. I will continue with the next book in the series because there is a lot of potential in the world building that I want to see if it is realized later in the series. ( )
  Cora-R | Jan 23, 2021 |
brill. ( )
  mjhunt | Jan 22, 2021 |
There are reasons why I have left certain books on the NPR Reader's Choice Sci-fi/Fantasy list to the very end (ok, last twenty-five). When I began reading this one, I was actually surprised at how fast-paced and interesting it was after all. Then, about two hundred pages in, I fell out of like with it. Maybe it was the repercussions of the horrifying encounter with the Eaters, or maybe I just lost interest. I skimmed through the rest of the book to see if it might rekindle my initial interest, but to no avail. I will probably not be continuing this series anytime soon. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
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The choice of name was definitely not an attempt to gain literary credentials or he would have ditched the ‘camp aliens and laser blasters.’ He has acknowledged the similarities to the poem in that the main character in Consider Phlebas is drowning and later undergoes a ’sea-change’ – this being a motif running through The Waste Land – but that is far as it goes.
But there are a number of parallels between the two works, whether deliberate or not on Iain’s part. To prove my point I will take a brief look at Consider Phlebas and then at The Waste Land, followed by examples of how the latter informs the former.
afegit per elenchus | editaJohn Black blog, John Black (Oct 4, 2012)
 

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Banks, Iain M.autor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Collon, HélèneTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Hopkinson, RichardAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Hundertmarck, RosemarieTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kenny, PeterNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Keynäs, VilleTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Salwowski, MarkAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Youll,PaulAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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"Idolatry is worse than carnage."

The Koran, 2:190
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O you who turn the wheel and look to windward,
Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.

T. S. Eliot,
'The Waste Land', IV
Persecution is worse than carnage.
The Koran, 2: 191
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The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade. Deep within a fabled labyrinth on a barren world, a Planet of the Dead proscribed to mortals, lay a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it. It was the fate of Horza, the Changer, and his motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, actually to find it, and with it their own destruction. Consider Phlebas - a space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination.

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