display | more...
Iain Banks novel set in The Culture. Not much can disturb the Minds 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.