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Forum: Iain M Banks

For the discussion of Iain's science fiction (Culture & non-Culture) titles

  1. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: Poll II - Up to Surface Detail

    What's you favorite?

    Started by Deep Black‎, 19-03-2011 09:27 AM
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  1. The State Of The Art - BBCR4 - 5 March 2009 1415

    Paul Cornell's adaptation of the Iain M Banks novella, The State of the Art, is being broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday, 5 March, 2009. Press release...

    Started by daveh‎, 14-02-2009 01:22 AM
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  2. Lightbulb Art

    Especially for Mr Orange;) I found this for a starter http://www.matthewfrankland.co.uk/images/Idiran%20bw.jpg By one Matthew Frankland ...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 17-01-2009 11:24 PM
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  3. Culture Ship Names

    How has this taken this long? (Extra point if you can guess the combined theme) ROU You had hope once before remember GSV Fluffed my lines ...

    Started by Champagne Socialist‎, 26-01-2009 07:40 PM
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  4. Cool What does a GSV look like from the outside?

    For my next drawing I want to draw a GSV. From the inside a GSV looks like ... well , mostly like anything the mind wants it to look like. From...

    Started by adelatorre‎, 30-01-2013 07:01 PM
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  5. Thumbs up The "Becoming cultured thread".

    The Culture is one of those things that if it doesn't exist , then it should be created ( in some other realm than the imagination). It happens...

    Started by adelatorre‎, 17-12-2012 07:12 AM
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  6. Are the Culture novels and Algebraist truely unconnected?

    Hi! I really am complectely new to science fiction. I recently picked up a copy of the Algebraist, and then felt compelled to read on. I've also...

    Started by Sian B‎, 21-06-2010 09:08 PM
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  7. Why did he call it the Culture ?

    When I first read CP, it called my attention that one of the antagonist civilizations was called "the Culture". It's a strange choice for to name a...

    Started by adelatorre‎, 15-02-2015 06:19 AM
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  8. Two Versions of "The Hydrogen Sonata"?!

    What crap are Orbit trying to pull? Why are there two versions of hardback publication of The Hydrogen Sonata?! One version has a detailed appendix...

    Started by Big Orange‎, 05-10-2012 12:12 PM
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  9. Elon Musk tribute

    Elon Musk tweeted that he's naming two SpaceX droneships after Culture ships in Banks' The Player of Games. One drone ship will be called "Just Read...

    Started by Brabizon‎, 29-01-2015 06:09 AM
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  10. What Do Idirans Look Like?

    Idirans because they appear in Consider Phlebas are the first in a line of aliens in the Cultureverse and they're quite hard to draw. It's mainly...

    Started by Conscious Bob‎, 28-02-2013 12:35 PM
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  11. IMB and games produced by Bungie

    I don't know if it's been discussed here before, or how many of you are gamers, but I'm playing Destiny at the moment and it reminded me that Bungie...

    Started by Mercenary whoreboy‎, 15-10-2014 03:54 PM
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  12. Connected

    This is quite fun: http://www.literature-map.com/iain+banks.html

    Started by Deep Black‎, 07-11-2014 09:48 PM
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  13. The New Excession thread (SPOILERS APLENTY)

    I've decided to skip UoW (someone else can start that thread if they want), and move on to Excession. This is the book I consider the first fully...

    Started by charismatic megafauna‎, 27-09-2014 06:38 AM
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  14. Use of Weapons [Ruinous Spoilers]

    Ok, this the oddly structured one which features a protagonist that's a cross between James Bond, Malcolm Reynolds, and Ed Gein.

    Started by Big Orange‎, 03-10-2014 01:14 AM
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  15. Poll Poll: Drones and warfare : The correct use of weapons.

    http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-11/human-rights-watch-wants-international-ban-autonomous-killer-robots Robots and drones are...

    Started by adelatorre‎, 21-11-2012 08:11 PM
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  16. Banks' Most Poignant Scenes

    As kind of a counterweight to the 'Best Action Scenes' thread. Which scenes do you find particularly moving? Personally I think the description...

    Started by Beyond Delivery‎, 19-12-2013 10:22 AM
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  17. The new The Player of Games thread (contains spoilers)

    Moving on from the recent Phlebus discussion thread I've just picked up The Player of Games from the library.

    Started by Deep Black‎, 03-09-2014 07:21 PM
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  18. The Empire of Azad (SPOILERS).

    Out of all the comparatively primitive interstellar humanoid civilizations to feature in the Culture series, the one that I still find horrifyingly...

    Started by Big Orange‎, 19-06-2013 04:23 PM
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  19. The New Consider Phlebas thread (contains spoilers)

    After due deliberation, I have decided to return to the forum. My idea is to slowly reread (in deference to Deep Black's reading abilities—though he...

    Started by charismatic megafauna‎, 28-06-2014 08:38 PM
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  20. The Crazy Plan That'll Never Work

    OK, so TMH has scotched (haaaaaaaa!*) any notion of officially coming up with rules for Azad. But, if I/someone else/Batman were to throw up a wiki,...

    Started by Chelsea Tractor‎, 17-12-2010 03:45 PM
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