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Considering Iain Banks, Again

NOTE: Five years ago today, Iain Banks passed away. He still is one of my favorite authors of space opera. His Culture books are beloved by many and Amazon is developing them into a video series for Amazon Prime. 946 more words

Fiction Writing

Stonemouth by Iain Banks: A Book Review

Goodreads Synopsis:

Stewart Gilmour is back in Stonemouth. After 5 years in exile his presence is required at the funeral of patriarch Joe Murston, and even though the last time Stu saw the Murstons he was running for his life, staying away might be even more dangerous than turning up.

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Anthony Bourdain is dead - No more “food-poetry”

Anthony Bourdain is dead – he killed himself. His body was found in Strasbourg, France, on Friday, June 8, 2018. He was 61 years old. 1,225 more words

Discussion Of Writing Style

The Business - Iain Banks

When I heard of the death of Iain Banks, who was by all accounts a very gifted writer, I thought I would try out some of his stuff. 385 more words


6 Disturbing Novels that Are Worth Reading

In the mood for some emotionally difficult reading, which might make you think about life and provide a certain measure of catharsis or might just make you throw the book out the window like Bradley Cooper in… 511 more words

Brian W. Aldiss

I have just signed and delivered the contract which means I will be writing a book on Brian Aldiss for the Modern Masters of Science Fiction series. 591 more words


Book Review: Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram by Iain Banks

If you picked up this book and wanted to read about whisky/dram/scotch then I have little doubt that, after reading it, you are probably more than a little disappointed. 675 more words

Book Review