042 An Alien Culture

December 12th, 2016, 1:09 pm

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Reply NtKGar, December 12th, 2016, 3:41 pm

Iain M. Banks is probably better known on this side of the Atlantic, but he's well worth looking up. He writes as Iain Banks for non science-fiction, but I know him better with the middle initial in place. His main series involves a civilisation called The Culture, which is run by machine intelligences called Minds. They're orders of magnitude more intelligent than any organic life form, but they're also emotive and are touchy about being called Artificial Intelligences. The two books most people start with are Consider Phlebas and The Player of Games, the first shows The Culture from an outside perspective and the second is from the point of view of a Culture agent. There's a whole series of them here

Also I gotta keep saying this is a cat comic for keyword reasons apparently, it really should be one of the first results.

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