The Culture Wiki

I really love the Culture universe. I've read/watched a bunch of sci-fi in my life, but this series sticks out to me more than anything else, and I keep coming back to its ideas.

One of my motivations for contributing here is to gather all the visual depictions of objects into one place, so that if there are ever film or other visual depictions made, it's more likely that they will be accurate to the books. The descriptions of Vavatch, for instance, are scattered across many pages, and it's easy to miss details, like the land being on only one edge of the surface, or it being vastly larger than Jupiter. Readers misinterpreted Shellworlds as being multiple 3D worlds connected in 4D, having big holes in the layers, etc.

My ratings:

  • Consider Phlebas ★★★☆☆
  • The Player of Games ★★★★★
  • Use of Weapons ★★★★★
  • Short stories:
    • The State of the Art ★★★★★
    • A Gift from the Culture ★★★☆☆
    • Descendant ★★★★★
  • Excession ★★★★☆
  • Inversions ★★★☆☆
  • Look to Windward ★★★★★
  • Matter ★★★★★
  • Surface Detail ★★★★☆
  • The Hydrogen Sonata ★★★★☆

I adopted this wiki after a rash of vandalism that there was no one to address. I have lots of other things taking up my time, but I should get notified when people edit here.