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Iain M. Banks

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. Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. Prepared to risk everything for her freedom, her release, when it comes, is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture. Benevolent, enlightened and almost infinitely resourceful though it may be, the Culture can only do so much for any individual. With the assistance of one of its most powerful - and arguably deranged - warships, Lededje finds herself heading into a combat zone not even sure which side the Culture is really on. A war - brutal, far-reaching - is already raging within the digital realms that store the souls of the dead, and it's about to erupt into reality. It started in the realm of the Real and that is where it will end. It will touch countless lives and affect entire civilizations, but at the center of it all is a young woman whose need for revenge masks another motive altogether. SURFACE DETAIL is Iain M. Banks' new Culture novel, a breathtaking achievement from a writer whose body of work is without parallel in the modern history of science fiction.

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. Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. Prepared to risk everything for her freedom, her release, when it comes, is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture. Benevolent, enlightened and almost infinitely resourceful though it may be, the Culture can only do so much for any individual. With the assistance of one of its most powerful - and arguably deranged - warships, Lededje finds herself heading into a combat zone not even sure which side the Culture is really on. A war - brutal, far-reaching - is already raging within the digital realms that store the souls of the dead, and it's about to erupt into reality. It started in the realm of the Real and that is where it will end. It will touch countless lives and affect entire civilizations, but at the center of it all is a young woman whose need for revenge masks another motive altogether. SURFACE DETAIL is Iain M. Banks' new Culture novel, a breathtaking achievement from a writer whose body of work is without parallel in the modern history of science fiction.
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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. Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. Prepared to risk everything for her freedom, her release, when it comes, is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture. Benevolent, enlightened and almost infinitely resourceful though it may be, the Culture can only do so much for any individual. With the assistance of one of its most powerful - and arguably deranged - warships, Lededje finds herself heading into a combat zone not even sure which side the Culture is really on. A war - brutal, far-reaching - is already raging within the digital realms that store the souls of the dead, and it's about to erupt into reality. It started in the realm of the Real and that is where it will end. It will touch countless lives and affect entire civilizations, but at the center of it all is a young woman whose need for revenge masks another motive altogether. SURFACE DETAIL is Iain M. Banks' new Culture novel, a breathtaking achievement from a writer whose body of work is without parallel in the modern history of science fiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Kenny

Length:

20h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

42:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

38:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:03:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:10:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:08:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

47:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:08:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

50:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

51:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:09:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

38:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

57:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

38:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

52:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

36:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

56:32