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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. Inversions Question (possible spoiler)

    I was suggested on the SFX forum (by someone I know from another forum) that Diziet Sma from Use of Weapons and the doctor from Inversions were in...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 14-10-2009 02:33 PM
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  2. Lazy Guns and Heat-Rays

    Just been reading The War of the Worlds and there's an interesting bit at the end: ...the generator of the Heat-Ray remains a puzzle. The terrible...

    Started by Halmyre‎, 30-07-2013 12:53 PM
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  3. Question Any final words from TMH on the Culture?

    The question might be a bit senseless ... on one hand it seems like asking if there are any final words on "The Business", on the other it was quite...

    Started by adelatorre‎, 15-07-2013 04:36 AM
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  4. [mild spoilers] Feersum Endjinn acronym meanings

    Hi all, I recently finished reading Feersum Endjinn and enjoyed it immensely. Having said that, the meaning of "Serehfa" nags me. "Acsets" is...

    Started by jwck‎, 26-01-2009 08:38 PM
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  5. Echronedal - The Fire Planet (PoG)

    For some time I have been interested in generating terrains for planets. The most useful technique has turned out to be a fractal process guided by...

    Started by Exmachina‎, 12-07-2013 01:03 AM
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  6. "Next Culture Novel ready to go"

    I know this is probably just wishful thinking at this point but I just came across this video on Youtube. ...

    Started by Mr. Adequate‎, 14-04-2013 02:35 AM
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  7. IMB statement in final interview

    Iain said this in his last (or one of his last) interview: "If I'd known it was going to be my last book, I'd have been quite disappointed that...

    Started by dunkoveru‎, 26-06-2013 07:05 PM
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  8. Iain (M.) Banks appreciation day?

    I very much would like to celebrate an Iain M. Banks appretiation day (similar in spirit to the Doughlas Adamsian "Towel Day", perhaps) and I feel...

    Started by zrajm‎, 19-04-2013 01:46 PM
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  9. Signed Works

    Hearing the devastating news I realised that I would never be able to meet Banks and have him sign the copy of Use of Weapons that got me into his...

    Started by Andrew j Short‎, 22-04-2013 06:51 PM
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    19-06-2013, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  10. State of the Art - rare 1st edition for sale?

    Hey there Guys 1st time poster here, long time viewer and big fan of the man. Due to a rather business situation I'm in I find myself forced to...

    Started by dizzy sma‎, 18-06-2013 04:45 PM
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  11. Kepler Space Telescope

    Can Kepler tell the difference between an artificial object and an expected natural one? If it focused its instruments on say something resembling an...

    Started by Cam‎, 13-01-2011 09:32 AM
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  12. Fan Fiction?

    Does anyone know if IMB ever expressed any views about fan fiction, either generally or about FF based on his work? Also, is anyone aware of any fan...

    Started by Gavran‎, 12-10-2010 10:08 AM
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  13. Question Culture abilities

    As part of my plans to write an intro for and correct issues with the Culture explores 40k fan crossover (with the blessing of the original author)...

    Started by etesp‎, 13-05-2013 08:36 PM
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  14. Orbital night time

    Hello all, my first post. Long time reader, but due to a wilder than average youth my brain doesn't recall details as well as it used to. My question...

    Started by leehawkins‎, 05-05-2013 08:01 PM
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  15. Excession.... a little help please.

    Personally, I think this book is great, its now number 2 on my favourite culture novel list (which I keep in an inconspicuous box under my bed so my...

    Started by GCU Kiss my Gravitas‎, 04-05-2010 02:46 PM
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  16. Question Look to winward and the sublimation of the Culture.

    ** POSIBLE SPOILER ** So, judging by the story end regarding Uagen Zlepe, I understand the Culture finally sublimes at some point between now and...

    Started by adelatorre‎, 22-01-2013 09:09 AM
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  17. Best moments in Culture books? (maybe spoilers)

    For me, in no particular order: Killing Time preparing for battle and engaging hundreds of fellow Culture ships Lededje coming back from the...

    Started by besplatan‎, 28-04-2013 11:22 PM
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  18. Game of Elements

    In The Player of Games there is the Game of Elements which is partly described about halfway through the book when Gurgeh was out with Za. The...

    Started by daveh‎, 22-04-2013 05:31 PM
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  19. Ruminations on the Culture

    IMO the Culture is the most innovative concept of a future society to ever appear in SF. Rather than the stale Roman Republic/Roman Empire of the...

    Started by charismatic megafauna‎, 06-04-2013 03:18 AM
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  20. Iain (M.) Banks: An Appreciation

    The appreciations usually start rolling in whenever an artist reaches a certain advanced age, dies, or in this case announces the immanence of death....

    Started by charismatic megafauna‎, 04-04-2013 10:50 PM
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    12-04-2013, 09:12 PM Go to last post

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