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Old 26-02-2012, 09:25 PM
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errh, something about a Sublimed civilisation, and why the Culture hasn't, possibly, but don't quote me on that
as he's probably still writing/polishing it at the moment...
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Old 27-02-2012, 01:10 PM
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This is great news.
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Old 27-02-2012, 03:44 PM
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errh, something about a Sublimed civilisation, and why the Culture hasn't, possibly, but don't quote me on that
Lol. To be fair on him other authors would have skirted round the sublimed. Read charles stross views on why he ain't doing more books in the Eschaton series. To paraphrase he just can't think of a reveal that doesn't feel an anticlimax and he made to much of the Eschaton in the first 2 books to just ignore it now. I really hope tha Iain is taking his time revealing specifics about the sublimed as to do it properly.

I do like the way that in the last few books we see that other (older) species have taken the culture's view on subliming, the everything a season and slightly suspicous sort of approach. I personally see the reveal to be that subliming ain't all its cracked upto be.
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Old 27-02-2012, 08:08 PM
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Check here:
http://www.iainbanksforum.net/showth...e-next-SF-book

There's not much on it at the moment, but daveh is usually the 1st to know any news & is bound to post it up there...
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It's 100% a Culture novel (not that there was much doubt about that, but still) according to the publishers.
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Old 29-02-2012, 08:08 AM
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That's pretty awesome, considering his last book was a Culture one too. We normally have to wait years for the next one!

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Old 10-04-2012, 05:15 PM
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plot summary of "The Hydrogen Sonata"

sounds intriguing

http://en.risingshadow.net/library?a...&book_id=36757

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If you're in the south west, why don't you come to the launch of the book? SFX will be there at Topping & Company Booksellers in October.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:37 PM
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Saw that and wanted to go... but Bath is a bloody long way from me, unfortunately!
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I'm there! Plus parents :-)
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