The Culture is a series of science fiction novels by Scottish author Iain M. Banks. In the series, Banks has created an interstellar society with socialist, utopian and anarchistic values. In this fictional universe, Earth does exist elsewhere in the universe.

The Culture series started in 1987 with Consider Phlebas. Since then, there is usually a new book in the series every couple of years (with a few gaps here and there). Below is a list of Iain M. Banks’ The Culture books in order of when they were originally published and chronologically:

Publication Order of Culture Books

Consider Phlebas (1987)Amazon UK | Amazon.com
The Player of Games (1988)Amazon UK | Amazon.com
The State of the Art (1989)Amazon UK | Amazon.com
Use of Weapons (1990)Amazon UK | Amazon.com
Excession (1996)Amazon UK | Amazon.com
Inversions (1998)Amazon UK | Amazon.com
Look to Windward (2000)Amazon UK | Amazon.com
Matter (2008)Amazon UK | Amazon.com
Surface Detail (2010)Amazon UK | Amazon.com
The Hydrogen Sonata (2012)Amazon UK | Amazon.com

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