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Quote for Today: Iain M. Banks

It was a warship, after all. It was built, designed to glory in destruction, when it was considered appropriate. It found, as it was rightly and properly supposed to, an awful beauty in both the weaponry of war and the violence and devastation which that weaponry was capable of inflicting, and yet it knew that attractiveness stemmed from a kind of insecurity, a sort of childishness. 144 more words

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Inversions Part Two

Inversions Part Two

Iain M. Banks

Well, I was going to switch gears from Part One and write a conventional review of this particular Culture episode, but then Kamo went hog wild in this… 628 more words

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Inversions Part One

Inversions Part 2

Iain M. Banks

The subtitle of my slightly late post should probably be, “Dorks Wax Eloquent About Political Science.” If this sounds too pompous/nerdy, it’s probably best to bail out now and come back for Part Two. 1,136 more words

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Discussing Iain M. Banks’ Inversions

What to say? What to say? What to say, about a book that is nearly sixteen years old? I have been reading, or rather re-reading, Iain M. 377 more words


Discussing Iain M. Banks' Inversions

Taking a bit of a break from Hugo stuff (but not really), today I’m talking about Iain M. Banks’ Inversions, which I’m reading along with kamo of… 1,241 more words

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Inversions Read-along

While there is a certain overlap in readership and most people out there already know about this, it’s best to cover all bases. Soooo….. I am emerging from Spring Hibernation to announce another read-along project! 157 more words


And the Words Hit the Page.

Today is a landmark moment for me. Every action is charged with excitement and anticipation. Although I allowed myself a lie in this morning (reading late last night :D), it seems like I’ve managed to do a million and one things since I got up. 326 more words

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