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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. The Wasp Factory: map of the island

    I remember years ago the old Banks fanzine The Culture published a map of the island in The Wasp Factory that TMH had drawn. Did this ever find...

    Started by FearfulSymmetry‎, 19-05-2009 05:25 PM
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  2. Walking Walking on Glass

    28th June is "Graham Park Day" - the day (in 1983) when Graham walks to Half Moon Crescent in Walking on Glass. There is a Google map of the...

    Started by daveh‎, 23-06-2011 06:33 AM
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  3. Espedair Street

    Hello everyone. New poster here. I'm a big fan of Espedair Street and have read it several times. However I recently gave a loan of it to my...

    Started by Paisley Davey‎, 04-01-2012 01:40 PM
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  4. UK Paperback Makeover

    The new Iain Banks covers, which are being released in batches this year, have now all been revealed. See...

    Started by daveh‎, 27-05-2013 08:49 PM
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  5. Twenty years ago...

    Iain and the book launch of "Complicity", Edinburgh 1993 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16PHdweujMo&feature=youtu.be

    Started by von hitchofen‎, 30-04-2013 07:38 PM
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  6. Mainstream "2013"

    For want of a better title. Here is the thread for the next Iain Banks book. The one he will write at the start of 2013, although you never know when...

    Started by daveh‎, 02-10-2012 07:43 PM
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  7. Wasp Factory - Marking Abacus's 40th Anniversary

    The Wasp Factory has been chosen as one of the books being reissued to mark the fortieth anniversary of the publisher Abacus. So you can find an...

    Started by daveh‎, 16-11-2012 09:41 AM
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  8. One line Spoilers..

    I remember when I was on the old forum many years ago there was an enjoyable thread asking people to provide a succinct one line spoiler/synopsis of...

    Started by SparrowC‎, 09-11-2012 06:38 PM
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  9. Non M Books to get new covers

    Something that's annoyed me for a while now has been the inconsitant style of the covers of the non-M book since Steep Approach... I blogged about it...

    Started by oneexwidow‎, 05-03-2013 06:49 PM
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  10. Stonemouth Paperback - Reading Guide

    I got a paperback copy of Stonemouth in Waterstones. There seem to be two versions. The first printing has a reading guide but the reprint does not....

    Started by daveh‎, 25-01-2013 04:33 PM
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  11. My Stonemouth Review

    Not sure what protocol is, but didn't want to hi-jack Deep Black's thread, so here's my review of Stonemouth - written before reading that thread but...

    Started by oneexwidow‎, 07-05-2012 03:40 PM
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  12. Petition for the re-release of Complicity

    Anyone else have fantasies along the lines of the most horrible scenes in that book when you read about big finance these days? I think Iain should...

    Started by Sean Biggerstaff‎, 03-07-2012 11:31 PM
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  13. Judging a book by it's cover...

    I'm steering clear of the review thread for now, but over on my blog I've posted this on the quality of the cover in contrast to past books: ...

    Started by oneexwidow‎, 08-04-2012 04:03 PM
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  14. A Song Of Stone

    Hi I'm new so please forgive my hubris in starting a new topic so soon, if you can. I've blundered about looking for a place to discuss this novel...

    Started by GINANDTONIC‎, 21-10-2011 06:38 PM
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  15. Banks for World Book Night

    <a href="http://www.iain-banks.net/uk/the-wasp-factory/"><em>The Wasp Factory</em></a> has made it onto the top 100 long-list for <a...

    Started by Forum Admin‎, 21-07-2011 10:28 AM
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  16. Stonemouth - Pre-Release Information Thread

    On Saturday at Aye Write (the Glasgow Book Festival) Iain said that his latest book would be sent to the publishers on Monday (i.e. today). It is...

    Started by daveh‎, 14-03-2011 06:39 PM
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  17. Transition

    Firstly the really difficult conundrum: should this be under Iain Banks or Iain M Banks? I will adopt the UK convention. There has been at...

    Started by RobD‎, 29-09-2009 11:06 PM
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  18. Whit

    As one of my favorite non"M"s aside from The Bridge, I gave a friend who's recently got back into reading, Whit. He's loving it. About half way...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 28-06-2009 02:22 AM
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  19. The Wasp Factory

    There doesn't seem to be a thread here discussing it, so I'm starting one! I've been a fan of M for several years, and frequently people that I've...

    Started by Not Registered Here‎, 09-11-2011 05:56 PM
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  20. Banksy recommends...

    This could equally go in the 'M' forum too, but here we go... What other authors have you discovered as a result of a recommendation from Banks?...

    Started by keefus‎, 21-05-2010 07:16 PM
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