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Searching for Iain M. Banks voice - part I

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen ! Bonsoir Mesdames et Messieurs ! Welcome, or welcome back on board of I.S.S. Rover. it is a chilling winter night here in Allgäu Bavaria: its -6°C out there, snowing, and the wind is blowing – nothing special about the weather. 1,636 more words


Review: Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks @ Infinispace.net

Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead,
Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep seas swell
And the profit and loss. 45 more words

Science Fiction

Book Review: The Crow Road, by Iain Banks

I’ve enjoyed Banks’ books ever since I read The Wasp Factory way back in the 80s. I do, however, find some of his books hard going, so I haven’t read all of them – I’m more likely to be seen reading his science-fiction books than general fiction. 515 more words


Iain M. Banks' Culture Series @ Infinispace.net

With Iain M. Banks’ sudden and untimely death in 2013 I took it upon myself to gather some of his works and at last begin working through his Culture (spoilers at that link) series of novels.   39 more words

Science Fiction

My 2015 reading, so far... Reviews and mid-book thoughts!

I don’t get around to writing many full-length book reviews for this blog. But this year, I’ve decided that I’m at least going to write semi-regularly about what I’m reading, and what I’ve read so far. 2,279 more words

General Book-related

Book Review - "Matter" and "The Hydrogen Sonata" by Iain M. Banks

Sometimes you get blindsided by things in your life. Finding out that Iain M. Banks died over a year ago is one of those moments. 732 more words

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Here’s some general geekery for you, two stories from this past week that caught my eye:

Should Computer Scientists Study SF? & Elon Musk Names SpaceX Drone Ships in Honor of Iain M. 479 more words