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  1. What I can remember from interviews and the like...

    What I can remember from interviews and the like with Banks is that Frozen Gold were not based on any particular band but are a conglomeration of several 70s stadium style prog rock/pop bands - def a...
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    SPOILERS....

    SPOILERS....
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    A Brush With Greatness

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jun/11/the-day-iain-banks-drove-me-through-the-scottish-highlands

    Nice anecdote from a guy who was picked up by Iain when hitch-hiking in the highlands
  4. It's been broadcast again... it's on Iplayer for...

    It's been broadcast again... it's on Iplayer for the next 20 odd days

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hv1dz
  5. Got to it via my local (well county) library's...

    Got to it via my local (well county) library's website... just needed my library card number.
  6. Walking on Glass was reviewed by Samuel R. Delany'

    Found this recently:

    http://www.nytimes.com/1986/03/02/books/in-love-with-sara-ffitch.html

    He didn't like it very much, and there's a couple of spoilers if you've not read it
  7. Review on Pitchfork:...

    Review on Pitchfork: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22713-the-wasp-factory/
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    The Wasp Factory came second ...

    The Wasp Factory came second

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03zc415
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    Scotland's Favourite Book

    The BBC are doing a poll.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2ClzCqc45kb6xffl0bfD2w2/vote-for-your-favourite-scottish-novel

    From a shortlist of 30 which includes The Wasp Factory ...
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    SF Masterworks Feersum Endjinn

    http://www.tripwiremagazine.co.uk/headlines/iain-m-banks-joins-gollanczs-sf-masterworks/
  11. On Writing, My Father, and Mortality by Eli Neugeboren

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eli-neugeboren/on-writing-my-father-and-mortality_b_9246160.html

    Rather poignant article relating the death of Iain Banks to the death of the author's father (who was...
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    Downloaded the first couple of chapters or so of...

    Downloaded the first couple of chapters or so of the Craig Cabell book that kindle lets you read for free. From the (badly formatted) contents and introduction it's a biography followed by a critical...
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    Stuart Kelly reviewed the adaptation and...

    Stuart Kelly reviewed the adaptation and discussed the book on R4's Front Row

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05wyq8m
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    I'm pretty sure you can BBC Scotland on Iplayer...

    I'm pretty sure you can BBC Scotland on Iplayer (well fingers crossed)
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    Looking at the media center page it's: TX Ep1...

    Looking at the media center page it's:

    TX Ep1 8th June BBC Scot
    TX Ep1 11th June BBC Two Network
    TX Ep2 13th June BBC Scot
    TX Ep2 18th June BBC Two Network
    ...
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    The BBC have announced the premier broadcast...

    The BBC have announced the premier broadcast date: Thursday June 11th at 9pm

    http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2015/05/bbc-two-sets-premiere-date-for-iain-banks-adaptation-stonemouth/
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    '031' was The Saturday Poem in The Guardian...

    '031' was The Saturday Poem in The Guardian
    http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/feb/14/saturday-poem-041-by-iain-banks

    Also an article by Ken MacLeod...
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    Review in The Independent ...

    Review in The Independent
    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/poetry-collections-roundup-wild-nature-haunting-grief-and-a-whole-lot-of-love-10026162.html
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    Poems by Iain Banks and Ken Macleod

    Review in the Scotsman
    http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/books/book-review-poems-by-iain-banks-and-ken-macleod-1-3664552
  20. Families in literature: the McHoans in The Crow Road by Iain Banks

    http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/dec/30/families-in-literature-the-crow-road-iain-banks


    Nice review of the Crow Road... 25 years on from when it was set (!)
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    Shooting in Greenock...

    Shooting in Greenock http://www.inverclydenow.com/photostream/13206-filming
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    More castings announced ...

    More castings announced

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/stonemouth-casting

    Some great actors there
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    Just seen the news... think it should make a good...

    Just seen the news... think it should make a good adaptation. Certainly less chance of a screw up as say with a much weirder novel with stronger imagary and characters like The Wasp Factory; the...
  24. Oh and I was looking for stuff on Loncon and...

    Oh and I was looking for stuff on Loncon and found this video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zIg5hobwf8 Dave appears to playing Azad about 8mins in
  25. It was a great con... could not get to all I...

    It was a great con... could not get to all I wanted as there was so much on. I gather tickets for the whisky tasting went very early (as apparently is the case for this type of thing... fans like to...
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