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  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. Cool Against A Dark Background

    Give these people the film rights NOW! :cool:

    Started by keefus‎, 14-06-2010 04:29 PM
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  2. Who is "the player of games"?

    A rather simple question, but I would like to know how people interpreted the book. Was is Gurgeh or Mawhrin-Skel or someone else or everyone? ...

    Started by vermeer‎, 03-04-2010 01:18 PM
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  3. How Did Golter Get So Isolated?

    Here's how: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/05/12/rampaging-cannonball-star-is-rampaging/#more-15463 This star is...

    Started by keefus‎, 13-05-2010 01:53 PM
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  4. Ship Class and Name

    I'm sure this question has been asked a hundred times but really want to know people's views..... If you were a culture mind, what ship class...

    Started by Christadelphian‎, 27-02-2010 03:54 AM
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  5. Iain on Twitter?

    Hi All, Just spotted these (@iainbanks and @iainmbanks) on Twitter. Can anyone confirm if they are pukka? They seem to be. Perhaps if we all...

    Started by Bascule‎, 29-03-2010 03:44 PM
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  6. The Next Book

    TMH was speaking on radio 4's The Open Book just said that the next M book would be Culture. Won't begin writing till Jan though.

    Started by Champagne Socialist‎, 23-08-2009 07:02 PM
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  7. The State of the Art Promo Edition

    I finally managed to find a second hand copy of tsota on Saturday in Oxfam, when I got it home I noticed that where the normal price tag should be it...

    Started by andrew‎, 15-03-2010 01:19 PM
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  8. Anyone claim to be an alien?

    OK so was thinking about Transitions when washing the dishes, and when cleaning a spoon I was reminded of the Cowboy Bebop skit of Uri Geller-san...

    Started by vermeer‎, 25-11-2009 03:02 AM
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  9. Religion and the Sublimed

    So something that I always found strange reading the Culture novels is the thread of similarity between many of the concepts Banks introduces and...

    Started by vermeer‎, 26-05-2009 05:34 PM
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  10. Question Culture Biology/DNA

    Hey guys, I have a vague memory of one of the Culture novels having a character saying that you can tell Culture humans from other peoples by the...

    Started by Tangendentalism‎, 05-01-2010 02:49 PM
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  11. Question State of the Missing

    How come "State of the Art" isn't pictured on the home page? http://www.iain-banks.net/

    Started by Deep Black‎, 19-01-2010 05:08 PM
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  12. Rampant AIs - Science fact or fiction?

    (Apologies for the cheesy title.) OK this topic kind of crops up in other threads here and there, but I am interested to see whether people...

    Started by vermeer‎, 07-01-2010 06:47 AM
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  13. Is the Asimov/Banks brand of AI unpopular in the mainstream?

    Recently I watched Transformers 2 and Terminator Salvation (Terminator 4 here in Japan to avoid confusing customers ;) ) I have been a fan of both...

    Started by vermeer‎, 07-08-2009 11:40 AM
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  14. Look to Windward and real events...

    So I have been rereading LtW, since it is my favourite of the Culture books so far, and a thought that occurred to me from my first read-through was...

    Started by vermeer‎, 13-12-2008 01:46 PM
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  15. Vavatch Orbital [Picture]

    Vavatch Orbital as described on the first page of Chapter 5 in Consider Phlebas. Sun and planets thrown in for comparison. Fixed. Thanks to Coral...

    Started by GCU Will Pietas Do?‎, 05-02-2009 08:02 PM
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  16. Talking Drone feelings = what color(s)?

    I just got Player of Games today (YES! so happy am I) and after getting to the 8th page or so, have a question. I just read (quote) "Its aura field ...

    Started by mrxuss‎, 23-11-2009 03:39 AM
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  17. ISBN numbers..

    help... I need ISBN numbers for the following (English Firsts...) Excession Against a Dark Backgound. For that matter...if anyone could point...

    Started by Pat Lueck‎, 07-11-2009 12:45 AM
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  18. Matter: timescale

    I'm updating the iainbanksfaq entry for the timescales (in Earth terms) of the Culture novels; 'Matter' isn't in the list yet, could anyone tell me...

    Started by haddonsman‎, 15-12-2008 01:44 PM
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  19. Mind Nurseries

    I am fascinated by and would love to read what goes on in the first moments, days, years of the birthing and education of new Minds. I would love it...

    Started by Giant Leaper‎, 14-07-2009 12:37 PM
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  20. Matter - Hugo Shortlist Miss

    The Hugos (World Science Fiction Awards) were presented last night and with that goes the publication of the nomination details. Matter was sixth on...

    Started by daveh‎, 10-08-2009 06:48 AM
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