In anicipatory promotion of their big, new SF website, Tor books is giving away the eBook of John Scalzi’s excellent military SF novel, Old Man’s War. It’s one of the best novels I’ve read in the last five or six years. The sequels are pretty good, too.
Nice overview of Banks’ Culture… erm, culture. Banks is perpetually on my want-to-read list, but I never know where to start, so I just don’t. Maybe this will be the kick in the pants I need to get started on his stuff.