Monday, January 26, 2009

Inversions - Iain M. Banks

A non-explicitly Culture novel.

This is set on a low technology planet and setup tells us that it will be recounted in the style of an unnamed narrator. Or even more than one. A story of a Doctor, and a ruler's bodyguard. The former is a foreigner to the particular environment, and being your more feudal society a woman in a position of authority is looked upon askance.

Obviously, being a Culture book she is a lot more foreign than being from another continent. Her problem is that she has become too involved with her mission, and the bodyguard's, too involved with the plotting around him.

(call it 3.25)
3 out of 5

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