The Culture series by Banks is a post-scarcity, post-politics tabula rasa

The United States under Trump is trending further away from the America which inspired Banks

Iain M. Banks is the now sadly deceased Scottish author who published serious literary fiction and speculative fiction i.e. science fiction in roughly equal volumes. Like the speculative fiction of William Gibson and Margaret Atwood, the quality of his writing and the themes he explored transcend the genre. His Culture series explored deep and resonant…




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