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From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 08:40:19 +0100
Subject: Re: (urth) Re: Digest from urth@urth.net

On 21/04/2003 15:06:37 jismulkstis wrote:

>I recommend Excession or Look to Windward for an intro to Banks.
>Use of Weapons is also very solid, but I thought the ending
>came somewhat out of the blue.  Excession is thoughtful space
>opera with the best twist on the Climactic Space Battle I've
>ever seen.  Look to Windward is about, among other things, why
>one should bother staying alive.

My own opinion is that Banks would be better read in publication order,
certainly the Culture books.

For example "Look to Windward" stands well enough alone but does better
for having read "Consider Phlebus" first.



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