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Consider Phlebas - Review

Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks Published in 1987 Pages: 514 Genre: Science fiction, space opera

“The ship didn’t even have a name.”

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Shoreline of Infinity 8 1/2

Last week, I finally got to read Shoreline of Infinity 8 1/2, the Edinburgh Book Festival Special Edition. Strictly speaking, I could have read it as soon as it came out – I had a digital contributor copy, but I like reading physical books. 687 more words


Book Cover Matters/Book Covers Matter Part 1

Book covers matter to me.

That’s not to say that I only read books that I find attractive, and I’ll read something recommended to me no matter what its cover looks like if I am intrigued and inspired by what I hear about it. 1,364 more words


Science Fiction/ Fantasy- the coat everyone wears these days.

I am not sure where I was when I saw it, in the cinema or on the television, the shattering climax to the 1968 movie ‘The Planet of the Apes’. 925 more words

Reading diary, #51

With a TBR in the low four figures, it’s reached the stage where I’ve owned books for decades without having got around to reading them. This is, quite obviously, pretty dumb. 2,343 more words


Can you overdose on Shakespeare?

‘Give me excess of it, that surfeiting,

The appetite may sicken and so die.’

(DUKE ORSINO:  Twelfth Night, I.i.2-3)

So, as we enter the final stretch, you’d think that we teachers would be winding down, right?  

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The top 5 Iain M Banks novels

30 years after they were first published, the Culture novels of Iain M Banks are more popular than ever.

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