(more detail/commentary can be found at List_of_ships_of_the_Culture_setting )

  • GCU Nervous Energy
  • GCU Prosthetic Conscience
  • GSV The Ends Of Invention [ex-Culture]
  • GSV Eschatologist (temporary name)
  • GSV Irregular Apocalyse
  • GSV No More Mr Nice Guy
  • GSV Determinist
  • GSV Bora Horza Gobuchul
  • LSV Profit Margin
  • ROU Trade Surplus
  • ROU Revisionist
  • Clipper Screw Loose
  • GCU Flexible Demeanour
  • GCU Just Read The Instructions
  • GCU Of Course I Still Love You
  • GOU Limiting Factor
  • GSV Cargo Cult
  • GSV Little Rascal
  • GSV So Much For Subtlety
  • GSV Unfortunate Conflict Of Evidence
  • GSV Youthful Indiscretion
  • LOU Gunboat Diplomat
  • dROU Zealot
  • Superlifter Kiss My Ass
  • Superlifter Prime Mover
  • GSV Bad for Business
  • GCU Arbitrary
  • GCU Cantankerous
  • GCU Only Slightly Bent
  • GCU I Thought He Was With You
  • GCU Space Monster
  • GCU A Series Of Unlikely Explanations
  • GCU Big Sexy Beast
  • GCU Never Talk To Strangers
  • GCU Funny, It Worked Last Time…
  • GCU Boo!
  • GCU Ultimate Ship The Second
  • GCU It'll Be Over By Christmas

chapter & subchapter titles

  • A Ship With A View
  • Ablation
  • Arrested Development
  • Credibility Problem
  • Dramatic Exit
  • Excuses And Accusations
  • God Told Me To Do It
  • Halation Effect
  • Happy Idiot Talk
  • Helpless In The Face Of Your Beauty
  • Heresiarch
  • Just Another Victim Of The Ambient Morality

chapter & subchapter titles

  • Minority Report
  • Not Wanted On Voyage
  • Perfidy
  • Sacrificial Victim
  • Stranger Here Myself
  • Synchronize Your Dogmas
  • Thank you And Goodnight
  • The Precise Nature Of The Catastrope
  • Unwitting Accomplice
  • Undesirable Alien
  • Well I Was In The Neighbourhood
  • You Would If You Really Loved Me
  • You'll Thank Me Later

Culture - includes Ulterior and Eccentrics

  • GCU Different Tan (Mountain Class)
  • GCU Fate Amenable To Change (River Class)
  • GCU Gray Area
  • GCU It's Character Forming
  • GCU Jaundiced Outlook (Ridge)
  • GCU Problem Child (Troubadour)
  • GCU Reasonable Excuse
  • GCU Recent Convert
  • GCU Tactical Grace (Escarpment Class)
  • GCU Unacceptable Behaviour
  • GCV Steely Glint (Plains)
  • Highpoint (ulterior)
  • Shoot Them Later (eccentric;ulterior)
  • LOU Attitude Adjuster (Killer)
  • ROU Killing Time (Torturer Class)
  • dROU Frank Exchange Of Views (Psychopath Class)
  • GSV Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The (Plate)
  • GSV Death and Gravity
  • GSV Ethics Gradient (Range)
  • GSV Honest Mistake
  • GSV Limivourous (Ocean)
  • GSV No Fixed Abode (Sabbaticaler, ex Equator)
  • GSV Quietly Confident (Plate)
  • GSV Sleeper Service (Plate)
  • GSV Uninvited Guest
  • GSV Use Psychology
  • GSV What Is The Answer and Why?
  • GSV Wisdom Like Silence (Continent)
  • GSV Yawning Angel (Range)
  • GSV Zero Gravitas
  • LSV Misophist
  • LSV Serious Callers Only (Tundra)
  • MSV Not Invented Here (Desert)

Zetetic Elench

  • Appeal To Reason
  • Break Even
  • Long View
  • Peace Makes Plenty
  • Sober Counsel
  • Within Reason


  • Kiss the Blade (Battle Cruiser)
  • Frightspear
  • Furious Purpose
  • Riptalon
  • Wingclipper
  • SacSlicer II
  • Xenoclast


  • (MBU) Full Refund (Empire Class- Homomdan Convertcraft Vessel)
  • Superlifter Charitable View (Cliff)
  • Cruise Ship Just Passing Through
  • Added Value
  • I Blame Your Mother
  • I Blame My Mother
  • Heavy Messing - ex-culture ship
  • GCU? Just Testing
  • dROU Xenophobe
  • GCU Very Little Gravitas Indeed
  • GSV What Are The Civilian Applications?
  • GSV Congenital Optimist
  • GSV Size Isn't Everything
  • GCU Sweet and Full of Grace


  • ROU Nuisance Value
  • Superlifter Vulgarian
  • GSV Sanctioned Parts List
  • VFP Resistence is Character Forming
  • GSV Lasting Damage (I, II)
  • GSV Experiencing a Significant Gravitas Shortfall


  • Soulhaven
  • Winter Storm

Culture mentioned in conversation

  • All Through With This Niceness and Negotitation Stuff
  • Someone Else's Problem
  • Lacking That Small Match Temperment
  • GCU Poke It With a Stick
  • OU I said, Ive got a big stick
  • Hand Me That Gun, And Ask Me Again
  • But Who's Counting
  • Germaine Riposte
  • We Haven't Met, But You're a Great Fan of Mine
  • All The Same, I Saw It First
  • Ravished by the Sheer Implausability of the Last Statement
  • Zero Credibility
  • Charming but Irrational
  • Demented but Determined
  • May Not Be the Coolest Person Here
  • Lucid Nonsense
  • Thorough but… Unreliable
  • Advanced Case of Chronic Patheticiscm
  • Another Fine Product form the Nonsense Factory
  • Conventional Wisdom
  • In One Ear
  • Fine till You Came Along
  • I Blame the Parents
  • Inappropriate Response
  • A Momentary Lapse of Sanity
  • Lapsed Pacifist
  • Reformed Nice Guy
  • Pride Comes Before a Fall
  • Injury Time
  • Now Look What You Made Me Do
  • Kiss This Then


  • Ue The Mistake Not… (Its full name, which is a private joke amongst other Culture Minds and almost never used, is the Mistake Not My Current State Of Joshing Gentle Peevishness For The Awesome And Terrible Majesty Of The Towering Seas Of Ire That Are Themselves The Milquetoast Shallows Fringing My Vast Oceans Of Wrath)
  • GOU Questionable Ethics
  • LOU New Toy
  • ROU Learned Response
  • LOU Caconym 1)
  • MSV Pressure Drop
  • GSV Kakistocrat 2)
  • MSV Passing By And Thought I'd Drop In
  • GSV Empiricist
  • ROU Refreshingly Unconcerned With the Vulgar Exigencies of Veracity
  • ROU Value Judgement
  • LCU Beats Working
  • GOU Headcrash
  • GOU Xenocrat
  • GSV Contents May Differ
  • GSV Just the Washing Instruction Chip in Life's Rich Tapestry
  • GCU Displacement Activity
  • LCU Anything Legal Considered
  • Superlifter Zoologist
  • GCU Warm, Considering
  • MSV A Fine Disregard for Awkward Facts 3)
  • GSV Teething Problems 4)
  • VFP Outstanding Contribution to the Historical Process
  • VFP Rapid Random Response Unit
  • (Culture-Zihdren-Remnanter hybrid) (ex-)GCU Smile Tolerantly 5)
  • GSV Unreliable Witness 6)
  • LSV You Call This Clean?


  • 5*Gelish-Oplule
  • 7*Uagren
  • 8*Churken


  • Gellemtyan-Asool-Anafawaya (First Class) flagship
  • Quiatrea-Anang
  • Laskuil-Hliz
  • Abalule-Sheliz
  • Fulanya-Guang


  • Exaltation-Parsimony III
  • Zihdren-Remanter Adjunct Entity Oceanic Dissonance


  • Melancholia Enshrines All Triumph


  • Strategic Outreach Element CH2OH.(CHOH)4.CHO
  • GCU General Contact Unit classes: Delinquent
  • GOU General Offensive Unit
  • GSV General System Vehicle
  • LOU Limited Offensive Unit classes: Hooligan
  • LSV Limited System Vehicle
  • MSV Desert Class: 3.5km length (Original GSV concept, now reclassified MSV)
  • ROU Rapid Offensive Unit classes: Abominator, Torturer, Gangster, Inquisitor, Killer, Psychopath, Thug, Scree (LCU) demilitarized Rapid Offensive Unit
  • VFP Very Fast Picket

“Caconym” is Ancient Greek, meaning “bad name”.
home GSV of Mistake Not… “Kakistocrat” is Ancient Greek, meaning “very bad ruler”
original home GSV of Warm, Considering
most recent home/contact GSV of Warm, Considering
The Smile Tolerantly, once an ancient GCU, is now what might best be described as a Culture-Zihdren-Remnanter hybrid.
original home GSV of the Smile Tolerantly
  • culture_ships.txt
  • Last modified: 2012-11-27 15:54
  • by nik