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Surface Detail - Iain M. Banks
Surface Detail
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It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters.It begins with a murder.And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself.Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for... show more
It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters.It begins with a murder.And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself.Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. Prepared to risk everything for her freedom, her release, when it comes, is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture.Benevolent, enlightened and almost infinitely resourceful though it may be, the Culture can only do so much for any individual. With the assistance of one of its most powerful - and arguably deranged - warships, Lededje finds herself heading into a combat zone not even sure which side the Culture is really on. A war - brutal, far-reaching - is already raging within the digital realms that store the souls of the dead, and it's about to erupt into reality.It started in the realm of the Real and that is where it will end. It will touch countless lives and affect entire civilizations, but at the center of it all is a young woman whose need for revenge masks another motive altogether.SURFACE DETAIL is Iain M. Banks' new Culture novel, a breathtaking achievement from a writer whose body of work is without parallel in the modern history of science fiction.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316123402 (0316123404)
ASIN: 316123404
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 627
Edition language: English
Series: Culture (#9)
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imyril
imyril rated it
4.0 Surface Detail
Was that a happy ending? Of sorts, obviously, because Banks, and I still ended up with a tear in my eye for the first time in a while, but... this one wasn't at all what I remembered or expected and was all the better for it.Surface Detail is huge in emotional scope, taking on the concept of death (...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
4.0 Surface Detail
First things first: does anyone else picture Demeisen as David Tennant? Gaunt, gangling, fast-talking, humorous, with a tendency to switch within moments from cheerful to scarily intense, and with a jaunty enthusiasm for sharing viewpoints that...uh...have a tendency to fall outside the usual moral ...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it
4.0 Surface Detail
Iain M. Banks was taken away from us too soon. He was a genius of prose, structure, characterization and all kinds of SFnal ideas (by all accounts his mainstream fiction – published under the name of Iain Banks and [b: Altered Carbon|40445|Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1)|Richard K. Morgan|https:...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
0.0 Surface Detail
nutty nuut
Grack21
Grack21 rated it
5.0 Surface Detail (Culture)
Brilliant. Maybe one of my favorite novels, EVER.
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