Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks is a science fiction novel in his Culture series, first published in the UK on 7 October 2010 and the US on 28 October 2010.
Surface Detail by Iain M. The events of Surface Detail take place around 2970 AD, according to Banks. The events occur six to eight hundred years after the "Chel Debacle", depicted in the earlier novel Look to Windward which is set seventy-eight years after the events in Use of Weapons.
Surface Detail, the latest from Iain Banks in his Culture Series (although this series is not based on a single character who goes from book to book but rather based on the outer world massive civilization known as The Culture, its agents and their actions), this book is simply amazing. There are many concurrent threads going on which tie up at the end; from the perspectives of various characters, various environments, including HELL (many of them - literally), also you find the ubiquitous Culture overseeing what it can, with the cynical and darkly humorous naming conventions for its ships.
Iain M. Banks’s Culture novels, one suspects, won’t be fully appreciated by any but avid SF readers for quite some time, even if the author routinely reaches beyond classification. His world building is never less than spectacular. The AI components of his stories prompt comparisons to Philip K. Dick; his rich backdrops certainly influenced those of Alastair Reynolds and China Mieville.
With Surface Detail Banks takes about 70 pages to set up the Iain M. Banks was taken away from us too soon
It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters . Is this a Culture novel, one of huge Space Operatic dimensions, Ship Mega-Minds, nearly ascendant alien cultures and encroaching afterlifes? Wait. With Surface Detail Banks takes about 70 pages to set up the Iain M. Banks was taken away from us too soon.
Iain M Banks has never been known to spare his characters suffering. Across his previous Culture novels, major and minor players have been blown up, tortured, hacked to pieces and, in one particularly gruesome example, skinned and turned into a chair.
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The war raged across the galaxy. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist.
The ninth Culture book from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction
The ninth Culture book from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction .
Электронная книга "Surface Detail", Iain M. Banks And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Surface Detail" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. 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.
Fans of Iain M Banks' Culture strand of science-fiction novels know pretty much . Special Circumstances does feature in Surface Detail, but perhaps more interestingly we are introduced to another branch of the Culture's "Contact" division, Quietus, which deals with the dead
Fans of Iain M Banks' Culture strand of science-fiction novels know pretty much what they're going to get with every book set in the author's futuristic galaxy: mind-boggling technology, brilliant leaps of imagination and serious moral and ethical themes, all wrapped around several intertwining, intimate human-interest stories that usually have ramifications for the security. Special Circumstances does feature in Surface Detail, but perhaps more interestingly we are introduced to another branch of the Culture's "Contact" division, Quietus, which deals with the dead. That's not as daft as it sounds, because in this galaxy, the dead are never really dead.