I’m a long time huge fan of science fiction books. Having only heard of Iain M. Banks’ Culture -series but having never read any, it was no decision when I came across Surface Detail for 3€ at a flea market. Soon after opening the wonderful book I was struck with inspiration and lucid vision for this dark character with golden patterns on her soot-black skin, not tattoos exactly but as Banks says intaglias. As anyone who has read the book will instantly recognize my character is not the slave Lededje Y’breq from Banks’ story, but rather she was my muse for this work. In fact, when in the book certain events cause Lededje to lose her intaglias I grew determined to give them back!
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