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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. How many albums by the same band?

    How many albums do you lot have by the same band (or artist, whatever)? King Diamond - 16 (including 3 by another band he is/was in) Devin...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 07-08-2011 08:50 PM
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    13-06-2012, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  2. Required reading?

    Hey all! I'm wondering what books you all consider absolutely vital to have read - I'm compiling a list of books that I should definetely have read...

    Started by Phlebas‎, 03-05-2012 03:59 PM
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  3. About the Culture

    I recently came across this text and I feel like it is impossible for me to have an objective stance on it and I'd very much like someone else's...

    Started by Phlebas‎, 13-05-2012 06:10 AM
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  4. Live Forever! ...or die trying

    "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying. I don't want to live on in the hearts of my...

    Started by von hitchofen‎, 12-05-2012 04:23 PM
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  5. "Backwards"

    Having recently finished reading Bearing an Hour Glass by Piers Anthony, I was struck wondering when concepts were 1st put into print? The story...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 01-05-2012 09:13 PM
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    02-05-2012, 11:18 PM Go to last post
  6. Help me create a miracle!

    Dear world, Iím an optimist with big dreams. All Iíve ever wanted to do is care for you and help you. This is, in my opinion, the simplest and...

    Started by Phlebas‎, 12-04-2012 11:47 AM
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  7. The Drawing and Painting Thread...

    OK, how about a thread depicting artwork done by board members? In recent years I've made artwork in a big personal hobby that I've got carried away...

    Started by Big Orange‎, 01-03-2012 02:29 AM
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    22-04-2012, 07:54 PM Go to last post
  8. Banksoniain #17 - Available

    I finally finished issue #17 of the Iain (M) Banks fanzine yesterday. I hope to announce a new location for it (and all the back issues) to be hosted...

    Started by daveh‎, 03-04-2012 11:10 AM
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  9. Alan Moores - Voice of the Fire. As recommended by Iain Banks

    Apparently Iain's "World Book Night" book, The Player of Games, will include a recomendation for further reading by the author: Have any of...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 05-04-2012 04:18 PM
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  10. Thumbs up Nice house

    How about living here: http://money.uk.msn.com/mortgages-and-homes/island-home-for-sale Nice house, bet the subsidence insurance is a bugger though

    Started by Deep Black‎, 07-02-2012 08:01 PM
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  11. Chris Foss Book

    Was in Waterstone's recently and noticed a new collection of SF artist Chris Foss's work. I always think his spaceships would fit nicely in the...

    Started by Halmyre‎, 22-09-2011 05:38 PM
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  12. "The Also People" (New Doctor Who Adventures) by Ben Aaronvitch...

    this Doctor Who novel, published in 1995 and featuring the Seventh Doctor, apparently have him encountering a civilisation so like the Culture its...

    Started by von hitchofen‎, 05-03-2012 10:50 PM
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  13. Spaceships of SF

    Looks quite good: http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/news/2012/02/17/spaceships-of-science-fiction/

    Started by Deep Black‎, 19-02-2012 08:50 PM
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  14. Last night I dreamt...

    A strange dream involving 'Zakalwe' and the new IMB book, except it was a movie not a book. I think I need to lay off this forum for a few days. ...

    Started by PS Thanks for Coming‎, 13-02-2012 09:32 AM
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  15. I wasn't aware that Jackson Pollock had fractal patterns in his paintings...

    Apparently he did. Well, according to Wikipedia he did, so it MUST be true ! I don't really understand fractals, even though I can sort of...

    Started by John.E.Smoke‎, 23-01-2012 03:20 AM
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  16. Star Wars Holiday Special, gruesome atrocity...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vefT-vXnhRo&feature=related

    Started by John.E.Smoke‎, 23-01-2012 02:49 AM
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  17. I miss Wonder Showzen, my favourite show ever !

    I can't believe MTV actually had a program worth watching. But this was 2005/06 and I've seen nothing like it since. :(

    Started by John.E.Smoke‎, 23-01-2012 02:57 AM
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  18. Why do Guild Navigators need spice-enhanced prescience for foldspace ?

    It is claimed that they need prescience, with the aid of melange, to map out a trajectory that won't get the ship lost or crash it into an asteroid....

    Started by John.E.Smoke‎, 11-01-2012 12:28 AM
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    16-01-2012, 05:54 AM Go to last post
  19. Ender's Game

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-201112211658reedbusivarietynvr1118047827dec21,0,5394441.story Apparently Card is maintaining quite...

    Started by Solipsist Mercenary‎, 29-12-2011 12:42 AM
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    14-01-2012, 09:48 PM Go to last post
  20. Christian Recruitment Pamphlets...

    This is an interesting pamphlet I was given in Bristol yesterday by a female member of a niche' Christian sect; another member she was accompanying...

    Started by Big Orange‎, 23-07-2009 01:25 PM
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    22-12-2011, 07:25 AM Go to last post

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