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  1. Iain Banks Appreciation Society - 16th June 2018

    Meeting at Crinan Ferry, Argyll,
    See: http://www.iainbanks.org/invitation/
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    Av, great that people are still dropping by....

    Av, great that people are still dropping by. Sorry I didn't see your question about an introduction before you got a copy.
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    Also a new edition of Complicity for November...

    Also a new edition of Complicity for November 2018. Probably another 25th anniversary edition.
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    Now the first update on the official web site in...

    Now the first update on the official web site in over two and a half years: https://www.iain-banks.net/2017/10/25/25th-anniversary-edition-of-the-crow-road/
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    Whoever controls...

    Whoever controls https://www.facebook.com/iainbanksauthor/ has updated the cover photo with the image of this new edition. This seems to be the first update for over four years.
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    The Crow Road - 25th Anniversary Edition

    Abacus are reissuing the paperback to mark the 25th anniversary using the Peter Brown black and white cover design, but with what appears to be a silver tinge. ISBN: 9780349142838. Publication date:...
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    The programme was called Off the Page, and the...

    The programme was called Off the Page, and the interview was with Jenny Brown.
    The location was (I think) Iain's flat on South Bridge Street, 31/3.
    Yes I have a copy. Well I have four parts which...
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    New Iain Banks Appreciation Society

    See: http://www.iainbanks.org/

    A writeup of the first meeting at https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/latest-news/15334/new-society-honours-iain-banks-and-scotch/
  9. Banks Night at Paisley Spree - Friday 13th October 2017

    This year's Paisley Spree (an arts festival) has a "Banks Night" on Friday 13th October celebrating the man and his work Espedair Street which takes its name from a road in the town. Details:...
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    The Crow Road - 25th Anniversary Edition

    Although the anniversary was in April the new edition is due out in November. ISBN: 9780349142838.
    No word on any "extras" yet.
  11. Drop by occasionally. Enjoyed Leckie's books.

    Drop by occasionally. Enjoyed Leckie's books.
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    Funded Banks SF PhD at Aberdeen

    The Science Fiction of Iain M. Banks: A detailed analysis of Banks’s nine ‘Culture’ novels and four other science fictionworks
    https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=82776&LID=1695
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    Dictionary of National Biography Entry

    There was an update to the Dictionary of National Biography yesterday. I had been waiting for it as it would be the first one where those that died in 2013 would be eligible. Sure enough there is an...
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    Interesting.
  15. Seems to have been released on the 9th:...

    Seems to have been released on the 9th: https://bedroomcommunity.bandcamp.com/album/the-wasp-factory
  16. A recording (as far as I can tell a studio...

    A recording (as far as I can tell a studio recording rather than a live one) is being released on CD (and various download formats) on December 2nd (2016). Label is: Bedroom Community. Catalogue...
  17. So Paul Kincaid delivered the book last month and...

    So Paul Kincaid delivered the book last month and it now has a publication date (June 2017) and ISBN, paperback is: 978-0-252-08250-4, harback is: 978-0-252-04101-3.
    Details:...
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    Paul tweeted on Thursday that he has sent off his...

    Paul tweeted on Thursday that he has sent off his manuscript, see: https://twitter.com/pkincaid_critic/status/687589893015515136.
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    Well, Mr Cabell is back with the Kindle only...

    Well, Mr Cabell is back with the Kindle only http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B019Y635Q6. Not sure how much it differs from the previous one that was withdrawn. I believe there will be two critical, rather...
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    Thematic. I think you could easily transplant the...

    Thematic. I think you could easily transplant the character of Kate to any Austen novel, or perhaps Iain lifted her from Austen into his work. I have no evidence apart from one of Iain stock answers...
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    Feersum Endjinn - Gollancz Masterworks

    Bumped into Ken MacLeod at the ASLS lecture (see other thread) he said he was going to write an introduction to Feersum Endjinn for Gollancz. This has been on their list for sometime as was due to...
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    I think it is the one most influenced by Jane...

    I think it is the one most influenced by Jane Austen. I quite liked it, but not his strongest.
  23. Iain Banks / Ken MacLeod Poems featured in Shoreline of Infinity #2 - November 20th

    If you haven't taken the plunge with Iain & Ken's Poems then it looks like some extracts with be in the next issue of Shoreline of Infinity, along with much other science fiction goodness.
    See:...
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    ASLS Lecture - 24th November 2015 - Edinburgh

    This year's Association for Scottish Literary Studies lecture is being given by Professor Caroline McCracken-Flesher of the University of Wyoming. It has the title “The Humanities in a Post-Human...
  25. Janice's Book Club - The Quarry - 14:00 Wednesday 7th October BBC Radio Scotland

    Janice Forsyth has started a book group and she wants you to be part of it! She'll invite you to read one book a month, and you can join in the discussion by sending your thoughts via email to...
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