+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 13 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ... LastLast
Threads 21 to 40 of 244

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
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 65,928
    02-01-2016, 11:51 PM Go to last post
  1. The Algebraist ...infinite funspace ?

    s p o i l e r s , b i t c h e s s p o i l e rs It's a perfect problem, the Mercatoria and it's hideously rigid vertical (and comical)...

    Started by John.E.Smoke‎, 02-04-2014 03:26 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 4,071
    13-07-2014, 07:59 AM Go to last post
  2. Excerpts that convey the scale of stuff in The Culture series

    I'll start it off with a scene from Consider Phlebas. I'm paraphrasing since I don't have my copy of on hand. I'll post the exact excerpts when I...

    Started by TheChairmaker‎, 23-05-2014 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,876
    13-07-2014, 07:37 AM Go to last post
  3. Favorites by category - all Culture novels [Spoilers]

    Hi all, I just finished the final Culture novel, and having read them all am excited to finally discuss all things Culture without fear of spoilers. ...

    Started by TheChairmaker‎, 12-01-2014 03:22 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 4,541
    13-07-2014, 05:44 AM Go to last post
  4. Best topic for next Culture novel

    I know, I know, The Hydrogen Sonata was just published. But what topic(s) would make the next Culture novel most...

    Started by dunkoveru‎, 28-11-2012 08:13 AM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    • Replies: 109
    • Views: 24,670
    11-07-2014, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  5. Funniest Comments in The Culture Novels

    So what are your favorite moments of humor from the Culture Novels? Two that come to my mind are the The Fate Amenable to Change's reaction to an...

    Started by ryantherebel‎, 17-04-2014 07:58 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 6,033
    08-07-2014, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  6. Bank's Best Action Scenes

    Name says it all. What are the best action scenes that Banks has written? The one that sticks out in my minds is the climactic showdown in Player of...

    Started by ryantherebel‎, 05-12-2013 01:33 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 9,326
    06-07-2014, 05:00 AM Go to last post
  7. ROU in "Dr. Who"

    I was just watching Ep. 1x09 of Dr. Who (2005) and this part totally made me think of an ROU traveling through hyperspace (see screenshot). ...

    Started by TheChairmaker‎, 05-07-2014 11:08 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,679
    05-07-2014, 11:08 PM Go to last post
  8. Earth's version of The Culture's Referers?

    Like Fal 'Ngeestra from Consider Phlebas: http://www.goodjudgmentproject.com/

    Started by daveh‎, 03-04-2014 03:55 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,500
    03-04-2014, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  9. Poll Poll: What's the size of the Hub ?

    Hubs are the management center of orbitals , located in the middle of the orbital. You'll have to apologize my bad memory for any references...

    Started by adelatorre‎, 31-01-2013 06:37 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 5,089
    27-03-2014, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  10. GSV Dreaming

    Hello all, For a while now I've had a fantasy about what could happen if The Culture existed and finally made Contact. I like to try and think...

    Started by Recurrent Epistaxis (ROU)‎, 28-02-2014 05:20 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,538
    10-03-2014, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  11. Ships with an '80s vibe

    ROU Space Invader GCU Like A Virgin GSV Totally Tubular

    Started by dunkoveru‎, 16-12-2012 06:23 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 4,617
    28-01-2014, 01:40 AM Go to last post
  12. Deus ex machina: Banks' versus the stereotype

    Warning: SPOILERS galore. I've sometimes been criticized when I've claimed Banks is the best SF writer ever. So here's a bit of proof to back it...

    Started by charismatic megafauna‎, 18-12-2013 11:38 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 10,771
    21-01-2014, 11:46 AM Go to last post
  13. The Culture's Definitive Dramtis Personae [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]

    dra·ma·tis per·so·nae noun plural \ˌdra-mə-təs-pər-ˈsō-(ˌ)nē, ˌdrä-, -ˌnī\ : the characters or actors in a play, movie, story, etc. ...

    Started by TheChairmaker‎, 20-01-2014 08:51 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,255
    21-01-2014, 12:53 AM Go to last post
  14. Least Enjoyable "M" Book, and Why

    What is the least enjoyable "M" book to you, and why? For me, Against a Dark Background wins (or loses) the prixe. It had lots of promise but...

    Started by dunkoveru‎, 28-12-2013 12:52 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 5,616
    18-01-2014, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  15. Spoilers: Matter Questions

    I posted the following on Usenet a little while ago and either not many people were reading it or no-one is any more elightened than I am about the...

    Started by GSV Not Really Listening‎, 10-01-2009 07:32 PM
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 12
    • Replies: 111
    • Views: 48,702
    14-01-2014, 09:35 PM Go to last post
  16. Surface Detail questions [SPOILERS]

    Hi all, I finished SD and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had a few questions that I was able to find answers to on the forums, but a few that I still have...

    Started by TheChairmaker‎, 30-12-2013 12:03 AM
    surface detail
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,853
    12-01-2014, 12:15 AM Go to last post
  17. Secret Courtyard download?

    Anyone know if the Secret Courtyard can be got as a download? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iain_Banks see here for description...

    Started by Old Vig‎, 05-01-2014 04:12 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,345
    08-01-2014, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  18. Question Help with a IMB Quote...

    I can barely remember a conversation between a human and a Mind in which games come into play and how humans could embrace a real project, but instad...

    Started by adelatorre‎, 23-12-2013 01:23 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,625
    24-12-2013, 07:38 AM Go to last post
  19. A Few Notes On The Culture

    Hi folks, Is there a record anywhere of Mr Banks reading 'A Few Notes on The Culture' out loud? An audio or video clip, anywhere? I'm...

    Started by Recurrent Epistaxis (ROU)‎, 23-12-2013 11:10 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,100
    23-12-2013, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  20. A first?

    Hi all. I've been an avid Banks reader for over 15 years but it's never occurred to me to register on a forum to argue about him. Odd. ...

    Started by Mercenary whoreboy‎, 05-09-2013 04:03 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 6,093
    10-12-2013, 09:49 PM Go to last post

+ Post New Thread

Forum Information and Options

Moderators of this Forum

Thread Display Options

Use this control to limit the display of threads to those newer than the specified time frame.

Allows you to choose the data by which the thread list will be sorted.

Order threads in...

Note: when sorting by date, 'descending order' will show the newest results first.

Icon Legend

Contains unread posts
Contains unread posts
Contains no unread posts
Contains no unread posts
More than 15 replies or 150 views
Hot thread with unread posts
More than 15 replies or 150 views
Hot thread with no unread posts
Closed Thread
Thread is closed
Thread Contains a Message Written By You
You have posted in this thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts