By Tom Russo
February 22, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST

Matter

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In Matter, Iain M. Banks revisits his ”galactic meta-civilisation,” the Culture, focusing on a medieval-ish world’s two imperiled princes and their sister, who split long ago and became a Culture operative.

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A Star Trek ”Prime Directive” episode meets The Lord of the Rings.

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Trippy geography and climactic techno-mayhem can’t fully offset the slog through pseudo-Tolkien territory. B

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