Ask Iain M. Banks anything you want about "Surface Detail"

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. » 5/07/11 1:41pm 5/07/11 1:41pm

The io9 Book Club is in session! Let's talk about Iain M. Banks'…

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! » 5/03/11 3:11pm 5/03/11 3:11pm

io9 Book Club reminder: Meeting 5/3 to discuss "Surface Detail"

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. » 4/20/11 3:02pm 4/20/11 3:02pm

Get Iain M. Banks' ground-breaking novel Consider Phlebas for just 99…

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. » 4/05/11 3:24pm 4/05/11 3:24pm

Preview Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks

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… » 11/02/10 2:59pm 11/02/10 2:59pm

In Iain M. Banks' Surface Detail, a real war over virtual Hells

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. » 10/19/10 12:40pm 10/19/10 12:40pm

Welcome to the Culture, the Galactic Civilization That Iain M. Banks…

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. » 10/13/10 3:30pm 10/13/10 3:30pm

Read the first chapter of Iain M. Banks' new Culture novel, "Surface…

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. » 9/28/10 12:40pm 9/28/10 12:40pm

Meet the tattooed heroine of Iain M. Banks' new Culture novel!

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! » 6/23/10 12:20pm 6/23/10 12:20pm

Iain M. Banks Has Finished His New Culture Novel, "Surface Detail"

At Eastercon over the weekend, Iain M. Banks announced he'd just finished his latest novel in the Culture series, to be called Surface Detail. It will come out in February 2011. » 4/06/10 2:37pm 4/06/10 2:37pm