May books: Ben Macintyre – A spy among friends

A fascinating story about two men, one a spy, Kim Philby, the other his best friend, Nicholas Elliot. Both work for MI6 through WW2 and beyond with Philby charming and deadly at every stage until his eventual downfall. The reliance of the “old boy network” is shown at its worst as trustworthyness is defined by … More May books: Ben Macintyre – A spy among friends

May Books: Iain M Banks – Excession

One of Iain M Bank’s novels set in the post scarcity, anarchist utopian world of The Culture. …the Culture is composed of several inter-bred humanoid species, as well as machines with intelligences ranging from basic computers, to human-equivalent drones, to superintelligent artificial intelligences called Minds. The Culture’s economy is maintained automatically by its non-sentient machines, … More May Books: Iain M Banks – Excession