The Culture
The Culture is a fictional interstellar anarchist utopian society created by the Scottish writer Iain M. Banks which features in a number of science fiction novels and works of short fiction by him, c...
List of species of the Culture setting
Various fictional societies are depicted in the Culture series of Iain M. Banks. For the Culture itself, see the Culture.
The Affront are a species described in Excession. Originally named after ...
Mind (The Culture)
In Iain M. Banks' Culture series, most larger starships, some inhabited planets and all orbitals have their own Minds: sentient, hyperintelligent machines originally built by biological species which ...
List of ships (The Culture)
This is a list of spacecraft found in the Culture novels and short stories by Iain M. Banks. Most ships in this list are members of The Culture, the hybrid society featured in many of these novels. In...
Ship types (The Culture)
This is a list of spacecraft found in the Culture novels and short stories by Iain M. Banks. Most ships in this list are members of The Culture, the hybrid society featured in many of these novels. In...
Orbital (The Culture)
In Iain M. Banks' fictional Culture universe, an Orbital (sometimes also simply called an O or a small ring) is a purpose-built space habitat forming a ring typically around 3 million km (1.9 million...
Ship types of the Culture
This is a list of spacecraft found in the Culture novels and short stories by Iain M. Banks. Most ships in this list are members of The Culture, the hybrid society featured in many of these novels. In...
List of ships of the Culture setting
This is a list of spacecraft found in the Culture novels and short stories by Iain M. Banks. Most ships in this list are members of The Culture, the hybrid society featured in many of these novels. In...
Genar-Hofoen
Seddun-Braijsa Byr Fruel Genar-Hofoen dam Ois, or Genar-Hofoen, is a fictional character. He is a citizen and ambassador of the Culture in the novel Excession. He represents The Culture to a race know...
Bora Horza Gobuchul
Bora Horza Gobuchul is the protagonist of the 1987 science fiction novel Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks.The novel is the first to appear featuring the Culture, an advanced humanoid civilization. In...
List of spacecraft in the Culture series
This is a list of spacecraft found in the Culture novels and short stories by Iain M. Banks. Most ships in this list are members of The Culture, the hybrid society featured in many of these novels. In...
List of societies of the Culture setting
Various fictional societies are depicted in the Culture series of Iain M. Banks. For the Culture itself, see the Culture.
The Affront are a species described in Excession. Originally named after ...
Special Circumstances
Special Circumstances, abbreviated SC, is a "secret service"-type organisation that exists within the fictional anarchist utopian science fiction civilisation known as the Culture. It forms a backgrou...
Idiran-Culture War
The Idiran-Culture War is a major fictional conflict between the Idiran Empire and the Culture in the midst of which Iain M. Banks' science fiction novel Consider Phlebas is set. His later book, Look ...
Space opera
Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that often emphasizes romantic, often melodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in outer space, usually involving conflict between opponents possessin...
The Sublimed
The Sublimed are those alien civilizations in the Culture series of science fiction works by Iain M. Banks who have left the known dimensions of space time behind ("subliming") to take up residence in...
Culture series
The Culture series is a science fiction series written by Scottish author Iain M. Banks. The stories center on the Culture, a utopian society of humanoids, aliens, and very advanced artificial intelli...
Consider Phlebas
Consider Phlebas, first published in 1987, is a space opera novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks. Written after a 1984 draft, it is the first to feature the Culture.The novel revolves around the Idi...
Look to Windward
Look to Windward is a science fiction novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks, first published in 2000. It is Banks' sixth published novel to feature the Culture. The book's dedication reads: "For the...
GCU Grey Area
In the novel Excession by Iain M. Banks, the GCU Grey Area is a General Contact Unit (a self-aware spaceship dedicated to the task of exploring the universe and interacting with other species) of the ...
The State of the Art
The State of the Art is a short story collection by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks, first published in 1991. The collection includes some stories originally published under his other byline, Iain Banks...
Outside Context Problem
Excession, first published in 1996, is Scottish writer Iain M. Banks's fourth science fiction novel to feature the Culture, a fictional interstellar society. It concerns the response of the Culture an...
Contact (The Culture)
The Culture is a fictional interstellar anarchist utopian society created by the Scottish writer Iain M. Banks which features in a number of science fiction novels and works of short fiction by him, c...
Surface Detail
Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks is a science fiction novel in his Culture series, first published in the UK on 7 October 2010 and the US on 28 October 2010.
The events of Surface Detail take place...
Matter (novel)
Matter is a science fiction novel from Iain M. Banks set in his Culture universe. It was published on 25 January 2008.Matter was a finalist for the 2009 Prometheus Award.
From an interview with Th...
Inversions (novel)
Inversions is a science fiction novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks, first published in 1998. Banks has said "Inversions was an attempt to write a Culture novel that wasn't."
The book takes pla...
Perosteck Balveda
Juboal-Rabaroansa Perosteck Alseyn Balveda dam T'seif, usually referred to as Perosteck Balveda, is a character in the science fiction novel Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks.Balveda, as she is usuall...
Excession
Excession, first published in 1996, is Scottish writer Iain M. Banks's fourth science fiction novel to feature the Culture, a fictional interstellar society. It concerns the response of the Culture an...