novel set in The Culture
. Not much can disturb the Mind
s of the Culture - How about the appearance and disappearance of a star? Special Circumstances
rides again, and Genar Hofein is dragged away from the barbaric alien Affront
to steal a dead woman's soul.
Another good story from Banks. It takes a good look at the splinters of The Culture and an even better one at the problems of superintelligent Minds - why try to change reality when you can create your own? And of course, the usual psychological detail exists. Good book.