The io9 Book Club is in session! Let's talk about Iain M. Banks' "Surface Detail"S

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!

For those unfamiliar with the io9 book club, here's how it works: You read the book. We create a special book club post on io9 when the meeting is in session. That would be the post you're reading right now. Then everybody talks about the book in comments for a few days, starting right now.

And I have awesome news: Iain M. Banks will drop by and speak to us about the novel on Monday, May 9, from 12-1 PM PST. I'll post a call for questions for him on Friday — keep an eye out for it!

So, what did you think of the book?

Want to get a headstart on next month's book? May's pick is Feed, by Mira Grant, which was just nominated for a Hugo Award (available as a $3 ebook this month). We'll be meeting May 31 to discuss it. And if you want to plunge further into the future, June's book will be Hannu Rajaniemi's The Quantum Thief.