In April, the io9 Book Club read Iain M. Banks' Surface Detail. Now Banks is coming to answer your questions about the book on Monday, May 9.
Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In April we read Iain M. Banks' novel Surface Detail. Jump into comments to get started talking about it!
The io9 Book Club meets once per month to discuss a book, and then the author usually joins us for a chat. In May, we're meeting on the 3rd to discuss Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks. Watch for a post that day announcing the book club, and jump into comments for discussion! There's still time to read the book, too.
Iain M. Banks' novel Consider Phlebas helped recharge the genre of space opera, and launched the Culture series. And now you can read it for just 99 cents.
Surface Detail, Iain M. Banks's new contribution to the Culture Series, is just out from Orbit Books. 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. For the uninitiated, let's look at this Culture, shall…
Iain M. Banks' new novel, Surface Detail, is some of the best work he's done in his galaxy-spanning Culture universe. A story of virtual Hell and true resurrection, it's about the consequences of technology that makes religious afterlives possible.
Want to get into Iain M. Banks' great Culture series? Here's a handy primer that will introduce you to the Culture, the pan-galactic civilization whose members and ex-members are the subjects of so many Banks novels, including Surface Detail.
Can't wait to get your hands on Iain M. Banks' new novel Surface Detail, coming out early next month? Well, you'll be in a frenzy after reading the first chapter of the book, available on the Orbit Books website.
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!