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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Introductions Thread - "Hello"

    It has been pointed out that we have no Introduction thread for people to say hello & introduce themselves in, so here is one, for newbies & old...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 23-07-2009 07:14 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Author Iain Banks has terminal cancer

    How awful. You are in our thoughts Iain. ***I've stickied this thread to keep it visible & to try and keep relevant comments in the same place***

    Started by Old Vig‎, 03-04-2013 11:49 AM
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  1. Merry Christmas

    Have a good one Banksophiles :)

    Started by Deep Black‎, 24-12-2013 07:32 PM
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    05-01-2015, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  2. What made Iain great?

    Now the fuss has all died down and we've had a chance to get used to life without a world class living SF writer, I wonder what people think his...

    Started by Old Vig‎, 22-12-2014 12:52 AM
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    02-01-2015, 09:26 PM Go to last post
  3. Cool Snooker

    (This one usually goes down like a lead ballon, but what the hell) Anyone watching the UK championship this week?

    Started by Deep Black‎, 16-12-2008 11:08 PM
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  4. Asimov's Foundation film(s)

    Apart from the bit where he says it'll be 3 film, this doesn't sound to promising: http://www.sfx.co.uk/page/sfx?entry=emmerich_s_fao

    Started by Deep Black‎, 12-02-2010 11:36 AM
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  5. Hannu Rajaniemi

    Always on the hunt for scifi authors with a similar approach to Iain and I believe I have found one in Hannu Rajaniemi. Just finished 'Quantum...

    Started by Brabizon‎, 13-11-2014 03:21 AM
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  6. Just bought....

    Zoom G2 guitar fx pedal, 3 sets of Ernie Ball slinky electric guitar strings, 10 Dunlop .60mm plectrums, 1 set d'aggio acoustic guitar strings, Audio...

    Started by jag‎, 16-01-2009 01:00 AM
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  7. Liberty for Scotland ???

    David Cameron has just approved a referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. Iain Banks will be happy! (Now I wish there was more freedom to...

    Started by Myrelingues‎, 15-10-2012 03:48 PM
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  8. The British Beard and Moustache Championships

    Went to the British Beard & Tash Championships last weekend. I didn't win anything but had a great day. Couple of very brief shots of me in...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 15-09-2014 10:13 AM
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  9. Top Sci-Fi Books

    Hey forum friends... I just finished putting together a list of my favourie sci-fi books. What do you think? What other reading recommendations...

    Started by ChiarkScholar‎, 24-04-2011 09:04 PM
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    13-09-2014, 03:18 PM Go to last post
  10. Life After Conscious Bob and Charismatic Megafauna

    So what do we do now?

    Started by dunkoveru‎, 27-12-2013 04:23 AM
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  11. What are you drinking right now?

    Someone had to start this... I'm having a mug of tea. Because I've spent all day drinking superb Thornbridge beers and feel ever so slightly tipsy.

    Started by haddonsman‎, 23-12-2008 09:01 PM
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  12. Game 4 (word association)

    As it says in the title, just simple assosiation, post the 1st work you think of: Matter

    Started by Deep Black‎, 11-12-2008 03:57 PM
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  13. Game 2 (Lexichain)

    We start with a word - "Iain" I'll think of another word that starts with the last letter (or letters of "Iain) I'm gonna use the last (2) &...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 11-12-2008 03:42 PM
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  14. The Star Fraction (spoilers as I reach them

    On a whim while listening to Cosnider Phlebus and having got a full load of audible.com credits, I purchsed all four books of Ken McLEod's series and...

    Started by phazedout‎, 02-08-2014 10:38 PM
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  15. Cool Would electrons still exist if there were no nuclei left to spin around ?

    Quantum philosophical question akin to does a tree exist even even if there is no one around to hear it fall minus the consciuosness factor.

    Started by adelatorre‎, 24-10-2013 12:43 AM
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  16. New Toys

    In preparation for old-fat-present-guy-day.

    Started by Champagne Socialist‎, 24-12-2008 11:08 PM
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  17. Civilization: Beyond Earth

    Can't help but think that Mr Bank's would've absolutely loved this! Makes me a little sad, but at the same time, I'll look forward to the game,...

    Started by Recurrent Epistaxis (ROU)‎, 13-04-2014 01:54 AM
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  18. Console games

    I got an Xbox 360 for xmas and there are a couple of great games I'm playing; Fight night 3, Gears of war and farcry2. I also got Jodie Mario Kart...

    Started by jag‎, 01-01-2009 05:37 PM
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  19. The Waste Land on BBC Radio

    Eileen Atkins and Jeremy Irons read The Waste Land by T.S.Eliot for BBC Radio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dvzg7

    Started by daveh‎, 29-07-2014 10:59 PM
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    31-07-2014, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  20. At the weekend I.....

    ..... Went to a hippy Rock festival in Donington: http://www.offthetracks.co.uk/ Some interesting bands, great weather (if you like lots of...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 25-05-2009 04:10 PM
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