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The State of the Art

The State of the Art - Iain M. Banks One story I quite liked. The rest were mediocre. The novella (of which the book is named after) was generally quite dull and predictable in it's mysanthropic analysis. What should have been an interesting premise (the Culture finally discovers Earth) leaves the reader quite unsatisfied. This (and the short story that follows) are really vehicles for Bank's anti-capitalist sniping.