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The State of the Art

The State of the Art - Iain M. Banks

bookshelves: fraudio, sci-fi

Read in March, 2009


BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play - The State of the Art

Paul Cornell's dramatisation of the science-fiction novel by Iain M Banks. A spaceship from The Culture arrives on Earth in 1977 and finds a planet obsessed with alien concepts like 'property' and 'money' and on the edge of self destruction. When Agent Dervley Linter decides to go native can Diziet Sma change his mind?

The Ship ...... Sir Antony Sher
Diziet Sma ...... Nina Sosanya
Dervley Linter ...... Paterson Joseph
Li ...... Graeme Hawley
Tel ...... Brigit Forsyth
Sodel ...... Conrad Nelson

Directed by Nadia Molinari

Part of BBC Radio 4's Science Fiction Season.

Broadcast on: BBC Radio 4, 2:15pm Thursday 5th March 2009

Could have done without the 'Found God' angle, hence only three star.