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New Episode: Series 9, Episode 6: Special Circumstances

Direct Download: Dissecting Worlds Series 9 – Episode 6: Special Circumstances

Welcome to Dissecting World’s Lecture on the Communism – or is it an Anarchy? –  of Iain M Banks titanic sweeping space opera culture; The Culture, with focus on their spies ‘Special Circumstances’. 160 more words

Series 9

Review - The State of the Art

The State of the Art, Iain M. Banks

The State of the Art is a collection of short stories, some of which relate to the Culture novels and some of which don’t (or at least, don’t overtly). 183 more words

Books

Coming Soon: Special Circumstances

As we reach the end of the regular episodes of Series 9, we also get to finally cover a universe that Matt has been itching to do for years – Iain M Bank’s universe of the Culture and it’s shifty bunch of Prime Directive defiers, Special Circumstances. 46 more words

News

Five books that would make great games: Why the next electronic adaptations should be literary

When looking for lucrative intellectual property to exploit, game makers typically turn their gaze to the world of film rather than books.

You don’t need to be a brain surgeon to understand why. 180 more words

Financial Post

Science Fiction: What Is That Again?

“When it comes to genres, the borders are increasingly undefined and things slip back and forth with insouciance.” –Margaret Atwood

In other words: science fiction is a mess. 358 more words

Sci Fi

Searching for Iain M. Banks voice – part II

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen ! Bonsoir Mesdames et Messieurs ! Welcome, or welcome back on board of I.S.S. Rover. Spring is finally here, no snow, no cold. 1,362 more words

Books/reading

Eli Novemer - Tangency

~ a note ~

Hi again.

I haven’t written here in some time. I’ve been travelling, in more than one sense. But I thought I might share someone else’s work before updating on mine, soon. 8,708 more words

Dimitris Melicertes