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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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Short story: Scratch by Iain M. Banks, from The State of the Art.

Poem: AKRON by O. Mayeux, from Strange Horizons, February 2018. Highly Recommended. 26 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

Short story: Peace by Iain M. Banks, from The State of the Art. Highly Recommended.

Poem: Original (Sin) by Alison C. Rollins, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from February 2018. 29 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

Comparing Yourself to Others

Recently, I’ve been reading The Hydrogen Sonata, by Iain M. Banks. Banks, unfortunately deceased, was a huge inspiration to me, activating those special science-fiction loving neurons of mine and taking my imagination far beyond the realm of the possible. 546 more words

Short story: Cleaning Up by Iain M. Banks, from The State of the Art. Recommended.

Poem: The Damp by John Donne, from Collected Poems. 28 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

Short story: Descendent by Iain M. Banks, from The State of the Art. Highly Recommended.

Poem: On Gardens by Rick Barot, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from January 2018. 24 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge