What Makes the Culture So Great?

Just a quick one: SF Signal asked a group of sci-fi heavyweights what’s great about Iain M. Banks’s Culture novels. (Apart from the obvious answer, ‘everything’.)

Well worth a read, here.

UPDATE: It must have been Culture week on SF Signal, because here is their editor John DeNardo on Kirkus Reviews with a nice newbie’s guide to the Culture universe.