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Iain M. Banks' New Novel Kicks Ass on a Galactic Scale

Iain M. Banks is the master of narrative zoom and pan: one minute he'll bring you in very close to a tiny moment in one person's life as she mourns the death of a brother, and the next you'll be spinning in deep space staring at a supermassive artificial world created by liquid-breathing aliens, millions of miles… » 2/19/08 1:00pm 2/19/08 1:00pm