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On Being Clever

I like clever books. When an author does something unusual with structure or plot, it makes for more interesting, enjoyable reading—as long as it doesn’t hinder the storytelling. 437 more words

Writing

Inversions by Iain M. Banks

Inversions by Iain M. Banks My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is not your typical Sci-fi book. If you are not familiar with the “Culture” Series by Iain M. 31 more words

Inversions by Iain M. Banks

Inversions by Iain M. Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is not your typical Sci-fi book. If you are not familiar with the “Culture” Series by Iain M. 144 more words

Books

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell: Review.

Take The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet out of David Mitchell’s six strong canon of work and you are left with sublime mastery.

The Bone Clocks… 399 more words

Book Review: The Hydrogen Sonata

I discovered the works of Scottish science fiction writer Iain M. Banks a few years ago, when I read The A.V. Club‘s review of his novel… 1,053 more words

Articles

Consider Phlebas

The first culture book and very good it is too.

I’ve got two rare copies, one a proof, with was originally sent to Brian Aldiss and one a signed limited edition first edition in a slipcase one of only 176.


Iain M. Banks

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