Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 February 2021

272 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789621747

Bookseller Code (06)

The Culture of 'The Culture'

Utopian Processes in Iain M. Banks's Space Opera Series

Joseph S. Norman

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies LUP

  • The first monograph to focus solely on close thematic analysis of Banks's 'Culture' series
  • Draws upon rarely-seen material from Iain M. Banks's personal archive and conversations with Banks's close personal friend, Ken MacLeod
  • A wide-ranging study, drawing upon various disciplines and critical approaches to provide a unique holistic analysis
  • Applies Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr.'s concept of the 'technologiade' to the Culture series, providing unique insight into the space opera sub-genre