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.

    http://motherboard.vice.com/read/why-are-elon-musk-and-mark-zuckerberg-reading-utopian-sci-fi

    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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