Thursday, May 24, 2012
Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
July 2003 Look to Windward
April 2009 State of the Art
Feb 2010 Matter
Nov 2011 Use of Weapons
May 2012 Consider Phlebas
And I don't know if this was intentional, but it was almost as if the book was a homage to other science fiction works - the space renegade/pirate comes first to mind, there was a chapter with a twisted version of Jabba the Hut, the decaying space Orbital reminded me of Larry Niven's Ringworld, and, the Man vs Machine theme. Just to name a few.
I'm really not capturing the essence of Consider Phlebas in this review. If you've read Banks, you'll understand my struggle.
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