With the publication of Surface Detail just over the horizon (UK: Oct 7th, US: Oct 28th) a few early reviews have started to appear.
SFX Magazine said that Surface Detail is “…one of the most entertaining Culture novels for a long time”.
Sci-Fi Now Magazine said: “Famed for his profoundly dark and intelligent humour, Iain M Banks has succeeded in weaving another intricate tale that offers fascinating insight into the human condition.”
And TheBookBag.co.uk‘s Robin Leggett summed Surface Detail up thusly:
“There’s double-crossing aplenty, action, revenge, love stories, virtual and real action, tech and humour and some terrific characters. But what sets this book apart is the quality of the writing and the depth of the author’s imagination. Amongst all the mayhem, Banks raises some interesting questions about identity, death and the whole point of Hell.”
More info over on the Surface Detail page of the site.