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Quote of the Day 4-6-18 (Iain M. Banks)

“Ferbin’s father had had the same robustly pragmatic view of religion as he’d had of everything else. In his opinion, only the very poor and downtrodden really needed religion, to make their laborious lives more bearable. 121 more words



“So who are your influences?”

As writers, that’s something we’re supposed to be prepared to answer, right? Who do we compare ourselves with? We’re supposed to have a thirty-second elevator pitch of our novel along the lines of “It’s Arthur C Clarke meets George R R Martin, in space,” or “James S A Corey (both of them) and Joe Abercrombie meet for drinks with Olen Steinhauer and Andy Weir on the deck of the Millennium Falcon, and John Scalzi and Ann Leckie drop in unannounced, before they all head off to a party in honor of Iain M Banks, Ursula K LeGuin, and Philip K Dick, where they run into Hugh Howie and N K Jemisin overlooking scale models of  872 more words

Andy Weir

THE ALGEBRAIST - Iain M. Banks (2004)

People change. I’ve been reading SF for about a decade now, and Banks was one of my first loves. As I’ve explained in my review of… 738 more words


Book review of Matter by Iain M. Banks

This book review of Matter by Iain M. Banks was written in 2008 for the British Science Fiction Association‘s magazine, Vector.

Orbit, 2008, Hardback, 593pp, £18.99, ISBN 978 184149 417 3… 773 more words


Iain M. Banks' Culture series heading to Amazon

Amazon Studios has acquired the global television rights to the Culture’s first novel Consider Phlebas.

The famed space opera by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks features Banks’ fictional interstellar utopian society, the Culture. 366 more words


Amazon Developing 'Consider Phlebas' as a Fantasy Drama Series

Announced today:

‘Amazon Studios is developing a fantasy drama series based on the novels about an interstellar utopian society by Scottish author Iain M. Banks. 448 more words

Science Fiction

Why "The Culture" Wins

“Now consider Banks’s scenario. Consider the process that is generating modern hypercultures, and imagine it continuing for another three or four hundred years. The first consequence is that the culture will become entirely defunctionalized.

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