In the midst of a war between two galactic empires, a shapechanging agent of the Iridans undertakes a clandestine mission to a forbidden planet in search of an intelligent, fugitive machine whose actions could alter the course of the conflict. Banks ( Walking on Glass ) demonstrates a talent for suspense in a new wave sf novel that should appeal to fans of space adventure. For large sf collections. JC Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
After perusing some reviews of Consider Phlebas by Iain Banks I'm glad that I went into the book with an open mind and no expectations. Many people are polarized in their opinion of Banks and this book, and I feel that is unfair. It was an incredibly fun book and I enjoyed reading it. Consider Phlebas is a book written in Banks' Culture universe, where the Culture society is dominated by a blend of organic and machine life. They are at war with a race called the … more