Iain Banks (1954-2013-forever) June 9, 2013 Thoughts Author: Jonas "Thou callst me Madman but I call thee Blockhead." - William Blake Previous PostIthaka Update Next PostIs this the EU you were looking for? 4 Comments StranaMente June 9, 2013 at 8:56 pm 4 years ago I’m going to be one of the ten thousand here and while I’m reading your post, I’ll ask you to suggest one of his books to start knowing him, since I never heard of him before (quite strange for me, since I read many other sci-fi authors). Jonas June 9, 2013 at 10:02 pm 4 years ago My personal favourite is Consider Phlebas, which is also the first Culture book (in order of writing; there’s no real reading order). StranaMente June 9, 2013 at 11:25 pm 4 years ago Thanks! I’ll pick it up and start reading it soon, since I was in a between-books period. Jonas June 9, 2013 at 11:53 pm 4 years ago Many people would suggest other books, which may be more accessible and less flawed, such as The Player of Games, but if you stick with Consider Phlebas you will find it worth your while. Comments are closed.