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Forum: Iain Banks

For the discussion of Iain's literary (non-M) fiction titles.

  1. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: Poll: Your favourite Iain Banks book to date

    As a bit of an ice-breaker, your friendly, neighbourhood moderator edash suggested that we could post a quick poll to find out which of Iain's non-sf...

    Started by Forum Admin‎, 11-12-2008 10:52 AM
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  1. Was Espedair Street's ' Frozen Gold ' based on any living band ?

    Hi Guys , I'm about a third way in to ' Espedair Street ' and got thinking whether Iain would have based his fictitious band ' Frozen Gold ' upon...

    Started by Skyehammer‎, 09-04-2017 08:19 PM
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  2. Hot Fuzz

    Hello its me Jag from ages ago...anyway was watching the film Hot Fuzz last night and noticed that everytime Bill Bailey , who plays the desk...

    Started by jag‎, 09-08-2017 04:00 PM
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  3. Looking for a 1989 STV interview with Iain

    Hello, everyone and anyone; so it's been over four years now. I imagine the likelihood is pretty high that anyone who happens to read this will...

    Started by commanderdiscord‎, 29-07-2017 11:21 PM
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  4. I've Started On "The Crow Road".

    OK, I've commenced reading Banks' magnus-opus, The Crow Road, a novel that was successful enough to be properly adapted into a TV series many years...

    Started by Big Orange‎, 17-12-2009 06:17 PM
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  5. How convincing do female readers find Iain Banks's female characters?

    I've just finished 'The Business' and of course the main character is female. I can easily buy her as a woman but i'm male, as is Iain Banks. ...

    Started by nineteenthly‎, 27-09-2011 09:39 PM
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  6. If you like....

    Can anyone recommend authors for "if you like Iain Banks" Someone asked me yesterday. As an SF I can recommend loads for if you like "M" Banks,...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 20-09-2009 08:09 AM
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  7. The last great non-M you read?

    Having been disappointed by the way Stonemouth turned out, I've been thinking: what was the last really great non-M that I've read? It's probably...

    Started by haddonsman‎, 10-06-2012 10:57 AM
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  8. Least Fave.

    OK, we've all done the fave thing, but what about your least fave (note I say least fave, rather than worst) My top three would be; 1. Dead Air 2....

    Started by jag‎, 17-09-2009 12:17 AM
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  9. The Quarry (SPOILERS)

    I'm not going in depth, but I'm not going to white-out or otherwise hide spoilers, so if you haven't finished the book yet, this would be a good...

    Started by Solipsist Mercenary‎, 22-07-2013 09:26 AM
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  10. Poll Poll: Least favourite non M

    One I probably find a lot easier to tye about but which is your least favourite non M, I actually rather like song of stone and amm somewhat torn...

    Started by phazedout‎, 03-01-2014 12:16 PM
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  11. The point of The Business?

    I've just finished reading The Business (working through the non-SF of Iain Banks). On page 384, when I read the sentence, "I used a search engine."...

    Started by zrajm‎, 08-01-2014 11:12 AM
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  12. The Bridge on Kim Stanley Robinson's list

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/my-favorite-sf-novels-kim-stanley-robinson/ Some other great books in the list & some I'm not...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 07-07-2015 08:28 PM
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  13. Poems - Iain Banks & Ken MacLeod

    Listed on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Poems-Iain-Banks/dp/1408705877/ Little, Brown (5 Feb 2015) Hardcover 120 pages ISBN: 9781408705872

    Started by daveh‎, 10-06-2014 09:06 PM
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  14. The Bridge - Guardian Bookgroup September 2014

    The Bridge is the book for The Guardian's bookgroup this month. See:...

    Started by daveh‎, 09-09-2014 04:27 PM
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  15. The Wasp Factory - The Times Review

    Can anyone let me know which edition of The Times carried the infamous "rubbish" review of The Wasp Factory?

    Started by Ezra1973‎, 02-05-2014 10:28 AM
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  16. The Bridge ~

    *POSSIBLE SPOILERS* I'm currently re-re-re-reading 'The Bridge', it's been a few years since I've last read it, so my terrible memory has had...

    Started by Recurrent Epistaxis (ROU)‎, 03-03-2014 06:33 AM
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  17. Some thoughts on Banks notions about free speech and corporate capitalism

    SPOILERS GALORE, you've been warned If you've been following the recent shenanigans over in the Chat area, you'll probably realize why I have...

    Started by charismatic megafauna‎, 23-12-2013 05:10 AM
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  18. Question Can I somewhere buy IMB audiobooks on audio-CD, i.e. physical not download?

    I like the audiobooks of Iain M Banks' SF novels. I bought a few of them without media, as download, from Amazon. However this is very problematic as...

    Started by gojira‎, 27-10-2013 08:43 AM
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  19. Little tribute from Kim Newman

    Kim Newman's "Anno Dracula" series are full of references and usually I get maybe 20-30%. However in "Johnny Alucard" in "Concert for Transylvania"...

    Started by papamishka‎, 16-10-2013 04:52 AM
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  20. Kindle bargains

    No idea how long it's going to last, but the Kindle versions of Wasp Factory and Crow Road are currently at 0.99 and $1.59 on the respective Amazon...

    Started by edash‎, 06-10-2013 12:53 PM
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