We've been waiting for Iain M. Banks' next Culture novel for several years, and now it's almost here. October sees the release of Surface Detail. Here's the cover image, and we've got some more plot details below. Spoilers ahead!
According to Orbit Books, which is releasing Surface Detail worldwide in October, the title partly refers to the fact that one of the books' main characters is covered with "congenitally administered" tattoos, both inside and out. But that's not the only thing Surface Detail refers to. We already featured a short early blurb for the book, but now there's a longer, more detailed version: