The Dwellers

Imagined AI depiction of The Dwellers from "The Algebraist" by Iain M. Banks, encapsulating the essence of this iconic archetype of Enigmatic Ancients in the narrative.
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The Dwellers are an ancient and enigmatic species that reside within the gas giant Nasqueron. They are depicted as immensely intelligent and inscrutable beings with a deep understanding of the cosmos. Their interactions with Fassin Taak provide essential insights and guidance, shaping the course of the novel’s events.


[“We see time differently.”,”The fabric of space is our ocean, the stars the islands of our habitations.”,”To understand the long now, one must first learn the short then.”]


The Dwellers are not corporeal beings in the conventional sense. They are described as ethereal presences with a profound and ancient aura.




Vast knowledge and understanding of the cosmos


Enigmatic Ancients





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