Elon Musk & Mark Zuckerberg on a Culture Trip

Discussion in 'Iain M. Banks' started by Boreas, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    Interesting piece on why Musk and Zuckerberg have gotten into Iain M. Banks' Culture series of books lately. Musk's Culture fanboyism has been known for a while (he's named his rockets after Culture ships) and about two weeks ago I saw a Facebook post by Zuckerberg where he was starting "The Player of Games" and there were other Culture novels in the book pile his picture featured.


    This is bound to give Banks' science fiction novels a much higher profile (deservedly so). A good dose of optimistic science fiction amongst the harbingers of doom is a necessary reprieve, and no one does it like Banks in both content and style.
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