This was the first Banks SF novel I read. The book is set in Bank’s universe of the Culture, a kind of socialist utopia, like the United Federation of Planets, but far more advanced and, frankly, much more shallow and fun. It is the story of a Special Circumstances operative, a man from a more primitive and violent culture, hired by the Culture as a sort of high-tech special forces soldier. Despite the undeniably macho chris-ryaneseque overtones, it is an exciting work of grand space opera with a disturbing and quite definite anti-war message. It is my favourite Culture novel and you should check it out. The chair is significant.
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