Matter

TitleMatter
Year for Search2008
AuthorsBanks, Iain M[enzies](1954-2013)
Pagination593 pp.
Date Published2008
PublisherOrbit
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsMale author, Scottish author
Annotation

Large novel set in Banks's Culture that includes a small amount of explicitly eutopian description of the Culture. See 1987 and 1988 Banks.

Info Notes

Other Culture novels include The State of the Art. Willimantec, CT: Mark V. Ziesing, 1989; rpt. in his The State of the Art (London: Orbit, 1991), 83-172; rpt. (London: Orbit, 1993), 99-205 [First contact of The Culture with Earth]; Use of Weapons. London: Macmillan, 1990; Excession. London: Macmillan, 1996; Inversions. London: Orbit, 1998; Look to Windward. London: Orbit, 2000; Surface Detail. London: Orbit, 2010; and The Hydrogen Sonata. New York: Orbit, 2012. Other Culture material includes “A Gift from the Culture.” Interzone, no. 20 (Summer 1987): 44-51. Rpt. in his The State of the Art (London: Orbit, 1991), 7-22. Rpt. (London: Orbit, 1993): 8-28. See also his “A Few Notes on the Culture.” http://www.vavatch.co.uk/books/banks/cultnote.htm. Accessed March 26, 2015.

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Author Note

Scottish author (1954-2013).

Full Text

2008 Banks, Iain M[enzies] (1954-2013). Matter. London: Orbit. PSt

Large novel set in Banks’s Culture that includes a small amount of explicitly eutopian description of the Culture. See 1987 and 1988 Banks. Other Culture novels include The State of the Art. Willimantec, CT: Mark V. Ziesing, 1989; rpt. in his The State of the Art (London: Orbit, 1991), 83-172; rpt. (London: Orbit, 1993), 99-205 [First contact of The Culture with Earth]; Use of Weapons. London: Macmillan, 1990; Excession. London: Macmillan, 1996; Inversions. London: Orbit, 1998; Look to Windward. London: Orbit, 2000; Surface Detail. London: Orbit, 2010; and The Hydrogen Sonata. New York: Orbit, 2012. Other Culture material includes “A Gift from the Culture.” Interzone, no. 20 (Summer 1987): 44-51. Rpt. in his The State of the Art (London: Orbit, 1991), 7-22. Rpt. (London: Orbit, 1993): 8-28. See also his “A Few Notes on the Culture.” http://www.vavatch.co.uk/books/banks/cultnote.htm. Accessed March 26, 2015.Scottish author.