The Culture Books Club podcast

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By: Sheridan and John

A read-along exploration of Iain M. Banks Culture novels.

Use of Weapons, 18, An Outing, Nine
#18
04/05/2024

Zakalwe gets in a lot of fights, but his love of the old plasma rifle finally pays off!


Use of Weapons, 17, An Outing, VI
#17
03/17/2024

Zakalwe tries his hand at writing poetry in an idyllic rural setting, but it's not as nice as he'd hoped.


Use of Weapons, 16, An Outing, Eight
#16
03/05/2024

Zakalwe plays James Bond again, Diziet gets distracted, and our hero goes to an interesting party which he does not enjoy.


Use of Weapons, 15, An Outing, VII
#15
01/28/2024

As a flashback from the worst day of Zakalwe's life we get the origin story!


Use of Weapons, 14, An Outing, Seven
#14
01/06/2024

Agent Zakalwe makes a big splash while trying to play the part of James Bond.


Use of Weapons, 13, An Outing, VIII
#13
01/02/2024

Zakalwe gets stuck in a storm, takes a long hard look at himself, argues with an idiot, and sees some very strange things.


Use of Weapons, 12, An Outing, Six
#12
12/07/2023

Zakalwe spends a lot of time being rude to GSV minds, but does receive a lovely gift!


Use of Weapons, 11, An Outing, IX
#11
11/17/2023

Zakalwe falls in love, and dreams about the ghost of the real Zakalwe.


Use of Weapons, 10, The Good Soldier, Five
#10
10/24/2023

Zakalwe seems suspiciously happy to run away from his problems, but they have a nice time at the beach.


Use of Weapons, 9, The Good Soldier, X
#9
10/01/2023

We find out what happened to Zakalwe on Fohls. It was not nice.