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13th Nov '13 11:22:22 PM Vasha
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The "distant past" thing surely isn't hard to believe, since most of the Culture novels take place between 1300 and 2100 CE (aka AD).
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The "distant past" thing surely isn't hard to believe, since most of the Culture [[Literature/TheCulture Culture]] novels take place between 1300 and 2100 CE (aka AD).

All right, so some of this could be attributed to the fact that Banks' style [[SignatureStyle will tend toward certain themes]], but even so... * This book and TheCulture book ''Use of Weapons'' both make reference to a weapon called a HandCannon. Again, this could be just a similar style, but it suggests that they are in the same universe. * Even though a the Culture novel ''Excession'' explicitly talks about an approximately Napoleonic-equivalent era battle forming a hegemony on one of the Culture's home planets, which eventually goes on into space, with none of the (extremely long) history of Golter involved? Also, in the same novel, one of the Cultures oldest inhibitants - and its age - is discussed; Phage Rock IIRC. Your theory simply doesn't hold water, I'm afraid. ** The culture is specifically noted to have been formed by the union of ''several'' spacefaring species some considerable time after they all went interstellar. As [=WMGs=] go, this one's fine. ----
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All right, so some of this could be attributed to the fact that Banks' Banks's style [[SignatureStyle will tend toward certain themes]], but even so... * This book and TheCulture the Culture book ''Use of Weapons'' ''Literature/UseOfWeapons'' both make reference to a weapon called a HandCannon. Again, this could be just a similar style, but it suggests that they are in the same universe. * Even though a the Culture novel ''Excession'' ''Literature/{{Excession}}'' explicitly talks about an approximately Napoleonic-equivalent era battle forming a hegemony on one of the Culture's home planets, which eventually goes on into space, with none of the (extremely long) history of Golter involved? Also, in the same novel, one of the Cultures Culture's oldest inhibitants - and its age - is discussed; Phage Rock IIRC. Your theory simply doesn't hold water, I'm afraid. ** The culture Culture is specifically noted to have been formed by the union of ''several'' spacefaring species some considerable time after they all went interstellar. As [=WMGs=] go, this one's fine. ----
21st Jun '12 3:18:39 PM LadyMomus
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