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Culture

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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.


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Culture Series


Abridged
Friend of a Friend [Dramatized Adaptation] - Abridged
Friend of a Friend [Dramatized Adaptation] - Abridged
Ralph Cotton
Lost and Philosophy
Lost and Philosophy
Sharon Kaye
Abridged
Season of the Wind [Dramatized Adaptation] - Abridged
Season of the Wind [Dramatized Adaptation] - Abridged
Ralph Cotton
Batman and Philosophy
Batman and Philosophy
Robert Arp, William Irwin & Mark D. White
The Player of Games
The Player of Games
Iain M. Banks
House and Philosophy
House and Philosophy
William Irwin & Henry Jacoby
Coming Soon
Blowback - Treasure Coast [Dramatized Adaptation]
Blowback - Treasure Coast [Dramatized Adaptation]
Ralph Cotton
Metallica and Philosophy
Metallica and Philosophy
William Irwin
The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy
The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy
Gregory Bassham & William Irwin
South Park and Philosophy
South Park and Philosophy
Robert Arp
Family Guy and Philosophy
Family Guy and Philosophy
J. Jeremy Wisnewski
Iron Man and Philosophy
Iron Man and Philosophy
William Irwin & Mark D. White
Twilight and Philosophy
Twilight and Philosophy
Rebecca Housel, William Irwin & J. Jeremy Wisnewski
The Office and Philosophy
The Office and Philosophy
J. Jeremy Wisnewski
Arrested Development and Philosophy
Arrested Development and Philosophy
William Irwin, Kristopher G. Phillips & J. Jeremy Wisnewski
Spider-Man and Philosophy
Spider-Man and Philosophy
William Irwin & Jonathan J. Sanford
True Blood and Philosophy
True Blood and Philosophy
George A. Dunn, Rebecca Housel & William Irwin
The Daily Show and Philosophy
The Daily Show and Philosophy
Jason Holt
24 and Philosophy
24 and Philosophy
Richard Brian Davis, Jennifer Hart Weed & Ronald Weed
Ultimate Lost and Philosophy
Ultimate Lost and Philosophy
William Irwin & Sharon Kaye
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy
Eric Bronson & William Irwin
The Hunger Games and Philosophy
The Hunger Games and Philosophy
George A. Dunn, William Irwin & Nicolas Michaud
Inception and Philosophy
Inception and Philosophy
William Irwin & David Kyle Johnson
The Big Lebowski and Philosophy
The Big Lebowski and Philosophy
Peter S. Fosl & William Irwin
The Avengers and Philosophy
The Avengers and Philosophy
William Irwin & Mark D. White
Game of Thrones and Philosophy
Game of Thrones and Philosophy
William Irwin & Henry Jacoby
Morocco - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Morocco - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Jillian York
Harry Potter and History
Harry Potter and History
Nancy R. Reagin
German Culture Capsules
German Culture Capsules
Audio-Forum
Italian Culture Capsules
Italian Culture Capsules
Audio-Forum
The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture
The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture
Nora Samaran
Westworld and Philosophy
Westworld and Philosophy
James B. South & Kimberly S. Engels
The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy
The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy
Kevin S. Decker & Jason T. Eberl
The Good Place and Philosophy
The Good Place and Philosophy
Kimberly S. Engels
Uganda - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Uganda - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Ian Clarke
China - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
China - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Kathy Flower & Indre Balcikonyte-Huang
Italy - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Italy - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Barry Tomalin
Nepal - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Nepal - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Tessa Feller & Alan Mercel-Sanca
Switzerland - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Switzerland - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Kendall Hunter
Russia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Russia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Anna King & Grace Cuddihy
The Hydrogen Sonata
The Hydrogen Sonata
Iain M. Banks
Spain - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Spain - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Belen Aguado Viguer & Marian Meaney
Use of Weapons
Use of Weapons
Iain M. Banks
New Zealand - Culture Smart!
New Zealand - Culture Smart!
Sue Butler
Ecuador - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Ecuador - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Russel Maddicks
Saturday Night Live and Philosophy
Saturday Night Live and Philosophy
Jason Southworth & Ruth Tallman
Romania - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Romania - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Debbie Stowe
Germany - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Germany - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Barry Tomalin
Dominican Republic - Culture Smart!
Dominican Republic - Culture Smart!
Ginnie Bedggood & Ilana Benady
Matter
Matter
Iain M. Banks

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