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Review of Use Of Weapons by Iain M Banks (SPOILER KLAXON)

****SPOILER ALERT****

If you have any intention of inclination to read this book now or at anytime in the future DO NOT read my review. There is no way to review this novel without exposing crucial plot details to the cold light of day where upon the novels integrity and your enjoyment of Use of Weapons will disintegrate like a vampire exposed to daylight. 1,155 more words

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The Year of Loss Continues: RIP Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend has died, and people are saying that her death signals the end of an era. For me, this is true….but it’s really a cumulative effect. 349 more words

Title envy

I have mentioned before that I am terrible at thinking up titles, as is probably evident from the rather bland titles of my novels. I am envious of people like my friend… 426 more words

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Late to the Party: The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks (1988)

You could say I’m a fan of games. I’ve played video games for as long as I can remember; one of my earliest memories growing up is going to buy an NES with my parents at a toy store down in the States. 1,003 more words

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Tieryas, Muntz, and Owens Reviews Excession by Iain M. Banks

Continuing my review of all the Culture books is this conversational interview at Entropy with Joseph Michael Owens and Kyle Muntz about Excession. Excession had the potential to be my favorite as there’s so much good stuff going on: 129 more words

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Book Review: Surface Detail (Culture #9) by Iain M. Banks

With the ability to create any kind of Virtual Reality imaginable, some civilisations have created Hell. Each respective society would punish those they deemed to deserve with virtual eternal torment, but no less real to the mind experiencing it. 999 more words