The Idiran, Xoxarle.
I read Consider Phlebas for the first time around 1997 and I fell in love with it. I loved the way it was written and also the characters and scope and also just how that book made me feel, no book had made me emotional before then.
Read Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks, what an classic book.
I have just learned that Iain M. Banks has died. I am still a bit upset by this news. I never got to meet him or to thank him for his amazing work. In my eyes he was a legend.