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  • Published: London : Orbit, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Description: 627 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780316123402
  • 0316123404
  • 9781841498935 (hbk.)
  • 1841498939 (hbk.)



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Surface detail

by Banks, Iain, 1954-2013.

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Call number: Science Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor

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When sex slave Lededje Y'breq is murdered by a politician on the planet Sichult, the artificial intelligence running one of the Culture's immense starships resurrects her so she can seek revenge. Meanwhile, the Culture is uneasily watching the conflict over whether to preserve virtual Hells for the souls of "sinners" or give them the release of death.

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Another Amazing Culture Novel

As with all of Iain Bank's Culture books, Surface Detail has a complicated but gripping plot, fascinating characters, and incredibly interesting ideas and speculation. I really loved the way there were multiple characters doing different things who all eventually came together in a brilliantly unexpected way. Both very fun and thought provoking to read.

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