Iain M Banks - Surface Detail

“Twenty metres beneath, in the channels, pools and lakes below, a dozen miniature battleships were just setting out from their individual start positions”

In my opinion Iain M banks is amoungst the best science fiction authors of modern times and “Surface Detail” is easily one of the best novels from his “Culture” series.

This concept from Surface Detail illustrates the estate Espersium where minature battleships the size of single-person canoes battle each other in tournaments.

Artist: Rafal Banasiak

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