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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.
  4. Seems to have been released on the 9th:...

    Seems to have been released on the 9th: https://bedroomcommunity.bandcamp.com/album/the-wasp-factory
  5. 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...
  6. 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 Not sure how much it differs from the previous one that was withdrawn.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.
  12. 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...
  14. 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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    I replied to the PM, but for others you may be...

    I replied to the PM, but for others you may be interested.
    Iain was there in both 2001 and 2002, however it should be easy to tell them apart.
    In 2001 Iain was promoting Look to Windward and...
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    Repeat broadcasts on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 at...

    Repeat broadcasts on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 at 11:15 and 21:15 on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
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    Shellworlds (Matter) - The Mathematics

    See http://aleph.se/andart2/megascale/what-is-the-largest-possible-inhabitable-world/
  18. Mark Zuckerberg's Year of Books #13: The Player of Games

    https://www.facebook.com/ayearofbooks/posts/906745532704710
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    Graham Park Day 2015 - Walking on Glass Walk

    Repeating the Walking on Glass walk. Meet at the corner of Theobald's Road (south side) and Southampton Row (east side) at fifteen fifteen to start the walk at 3:33pm (as in the book).

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    I expect that if you are in the UK you will be...

    I expect that if you are in the UK you will be able to use iPlayer to see episode 1 after it is broadcast in Scotland on June 8th without having to wait for the rest of UK broadcast on the 11th. Also...
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    In other news I saw episode 1 in Glasgow last...

    In other news I saw episode 1 in Glasgow last night and enjoyed it. Laughed out loud in places. Quite a few tweaks to the plot. I can see/understand why most of them have been done, but there was one...
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    It does seem odd that the date has been pushed...

    It does seem odd that the date has been pushed back when the broadcast has finally been announced.
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    Slightly more official:...

    Slightly more official: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/search?medium=tv&channel=BBC_TWO&yearweek=&day=6
    The Thursday 11th June at 21:00 is for outside Scotland, as in Scotland it should...
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    Lottery (?) for tickets for a special showing of...

    Lottery (?) for tickets for a special showing of the first episode: http://www.ayewrite.com/festival-information/stonemouth-screening
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    A little peak?...

    A little peak? http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02r4p0z/preview-original-british-drama-2015-trail
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