Okay. Someone told me this was a novel I had to read .. and without delay. I read it. At first I didn’t consider it worth the effort to comment on but then I decided it needed a quick opinionated slam and a whack or two from the critical wasp-swatter that is my somewhat squirrelly mind. 490 more words
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Around the time this blog was born, the science fiction world lost a giant. Iain Banks had died, and sentiments flooded the social media landscape. It was a bookmark moment for me, and a reminder of yet another author who I meant to read and never did. 997 more words
I’ve enjoyed Banks’ books ever since I read The Wasp Factory way back in the 80s. I do, however, find some of his books hard going, so I haven’t read all of them – I’m more likely to be seen reading his science-fiction books than general fiction. 515 more words
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An Outside Context Problem was the sort of thing most civilisations encountered just once, and which they tended to encounter rather in the same way a sentence encountered a full stop.
Decades of previously unseen poetry had been collected at Banks’s request before his death in 2013
The celebrated Scottish author Iain Banks, who died of cancer in 2013, has been commemorated with a collection of his previously unpublished poetry called simply, Poems. 125 more words