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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. mind becomes Mind

    So far I have read Surface Detail, Look to Windward, and I'm half way through Use of Weapons. I'm pretty in love with the series even though I'm not...

    Started by nickquest‎, 20-08-2012 04:49 PM
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  2. First Re-read Session...suggestions?

    Hi all, I've just been become a new member. I finished SD about a week ago, and in horror that I have now caught up with all the IMB books and...

    Started by PS Thanks for Coming‎, 06-02-2012 12:50 PM
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  3. Inversions....what a beautiful novel. ( Spoilers..)

    I started reading it at 6.30 pm and couldn't put it down until around midnight, when I finished it. (Well..I had a little break to eat something...

    Started by John.E.Smoke‎, 19-12-2011 01:54 AM
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  4. The Culture's place in SF

    I've been reading SF since the 50s (in fact for a time I read virtually nothing else). I've read most of the greats of SF (Heinlein, Asimov, Bester,...

    Started by charismatic megafauna‎, 21-07-2011 10:18 PM
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  5. Handy list of acronyms and 'techno-babble' ?

    This is my first post so appologies if this has already been covered. Can anyone direct me to a handy list of Iain M Banks acronyms and...

    Started by Alex H‎, 20-02-2012 10:56 AM
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  6. Culture Drug Glands

    Through the Culture books there is usually a reference to the drug glands members of the Culture can choose to have. Can anyone add to the list? ...

    Started by Displacement‎, 06-02-2012 07:42 PM
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  7. Is it okay to maybe skip LTW and Matter and read Surface Detail ?

    Boo ! Hiss ! How could that even be ? With all the drivel, all the trash piled high up on our library/bookstore shelves ? So people have no...

    Started by John.E.Smoke‎, 03-01-2012 02:00 AM
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  8. Accents

    Split off from another thread this is for discussion of accents within the culture & other associated lines of thought . . . . .

    Started by Brutalsubtlety‎, 15-12-2011 03:50 AM
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  9. What celebrated/renowned voices would be best for Culture minds.

    With this in mind What celebrated/renowned voices would be best to portray the character of Culture minds. Is it just me or would Christopher...

    Started by Brutalsubtlety‎, 15-12-2011 03:50 AM
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  10. The Tech Levels...

    Hello all, I just read a line in Excession... This got me thinking: Is Earth a level 3 civ then? Is there information anywhere (in the...

    Started by PS Thanks for Coming‎, 10-02-2012 11:41 AM
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  11. Eliot quotes and the future of the Culture

    I can't believe I didn't make a thread about this before, just checked and couldn't find one, apologies if there is already! Anyway.... two books...

    Started by vermeer‎, 06-08-2009 09:35 AM
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  12. A farewell to the culture..

    Do you think it's time Mr Banks kissed the place goodbye? Surface Detail was an OK read, but the best I can say about it really is that it was...

    Started by Hagbard Celine‎, 25-02-2011 12:36 PM
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  13. Dramatis Personae

    Consider Phlebas.... Bora Horza Gubuchul...............Richard Gere. Perosteck Balveda..................Lindsay Lohan....

    Started by John.E.Smoke‎, 16-01-2012 04:28 AM
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  14. Imagine If The Bene Gesserit stumbled upon the Culture !

    Messy ? Violent Mess ? The main reason why you probably shouldn't compare the two is the simple fact that the Culture does not depend upon the...

    Started by John.E.Smoke‎, 11-11-2011 05:08 AM
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  15. Question about Look to Windward (SPOILERS)

    Please don't read if you've not read LTW, contains spoilers. I've just finished LTW, and first off I was blown away by it. Such an enjoyable book,...

    Started by RJPatrick‎, 17-01-2012 06:14 PM
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  16. CP - Fwi-Song and the Eaters

    Noticed this odd edit on the Wikipedia page for Consider Phlebas: "There is also considerable debate about the lengthiness and gore of the Eaters...

    Started by Halmyre‎, 04-06-2011 06:42 PM
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  17. The funny in IMB

    Having just recently reread TPoG, LtW, and Matter, I'm constantly astonished at just how funny IMB can be. Sometimes I just burst into laughter....

    Started by charismatic megafauna‎, 19-08-2009 12:33 AM
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  18. Bookclub: Use Of Weapons (Spoilers)

    Here we go. First 'M' bookclub choice is Use Of Weapons. Start reading/re-reading and let's convene on Monday 16th February to discuss. Shout...

    Started by haddonsman‎, 29-01-2009 09:12 PM
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  19. Is Look to Windward rare?

    After reading Consider Phlebas, I was hooked on Banks' Culture novels and order every one available on Amazon and read them all. Usually, I'd spend...

    Started by Smirker‎, 17-04-2009 01:00 AM
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  20. If you lived... in the Cultureverse

    Right guys. I'm voting for Use of Weapons, Player of Games and Consider Phlebas "Underland Press and author Jeff VanderMeer are building a book...

    Started by Champagne Socialist‎, 25-06-2011 11:21 AM
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