Thursday, 12 May 2011

Tsungarial Disk

"Three hundred million space factories of half a million tonnes or more each sounded like a lot, but, spread out around an entire gas giant from within a few hundred kilometres of Razhir’s cloud tops to over half a million kilometres distant from the planet, in a band forty thousand kilometres thick, it was amazing how empty the space around the planet could seem."

- Surface Detail, Iain M. Banks

The final back-cover image for the speculative book cover project, illustrating for the jackets of all of the main Culture novels.

Not affiliated to Iain Banks, or his publisher, Orbit.

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