Anders Sandberg [firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
>Seems rather different from Bank's Culture, where the Culture treats
>the lesser civilizations with respect - they might be laughing behind
>their backs at their silly ideas, but they don't interfere directly.
Provoking a civil war to eliminate the government in 'Player of Games'? I'd say that's direct interference.
But I wasn't talking in terms of outlook, just the basic setup of the society. Moorcock's is far less socialized than most of the Culture, but it has the same feel of extremely powerful individuals with too much time on their hands.