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    Default Introductions Thread - "Hello"

    It has been pointed out that we have no Introduction thread for people to say hello & introduce themselves in, so here is one, for newbies & old guard alike.

    (I'm hoping Ed will make it a sticky)

    Hi all, I'm Andi. I live in Derby, England. Been reading Iain (M) Banks for years (The Wasp Factory was my 1st). Love SF & Prog Rock/Metal, Real Ale, Single Malt Whisky. I play drums.
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    "Just have fun"

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    Hi, I am Dave and I am a Banksologist.

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    I'm Conscious Bob, a fan of the books. I like checking out fan art and talking bollocks. I'm looking forward to Transitition as it appears it will be one of those difficult to categorise novels like The Bridge and Walking on Glass.

    Maybe.
    Drink, but very carefully...

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    I'm Champagne Socialist... I guess it's really all in the name.
    Oh, and I have a habit of ranting.
    Lots.
    I want to be Cultured

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    I am Becky, live in the US outside Chicago. I love both (M) and non(M) Banks, and try not to take over lexichain when it's running.
    Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too damn dark to read!

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    Hi I'm 198505, 85 or just numbers. I like M and non M books and MMS as well err I like also like long romantic walks on the beach watching the sunset, gazing dreamily into the eyes of a loved one and making blood sacrifices to our dread lord Khorne
    "It is part of the culture of my tribe."

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    Hello, I'm Felonious Monk (Monk). I live in Minneapolis MN in the US. I've only recently discovered Banks about a year ago. I've only read 5 so far (4 M and 1 non M). I've been forcing myself to spread them out a bit or I would read nothing else until I've read them all and not having a Banks book to look forward too would make the world a little bleaker.

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    My name is Claire, a friend introduced me to Iain Banks when he bought me Walking on Glass for my birthday, back around the early 1990s. No idea where the friend is now, but Walking on Glass is still on my bookshelf amongs many more of I(M)B's novels - which just goes to show books are better than people.

    Other likes include old SF and horror B-movies, especially when they've been given the Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment, rugby (come on Wales) and cats (to quote Rufus Excalibur Ffolkes, "I like cats, and I don't like people who don't".)

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    Aw, do I really have to do this again? I still have that note from last time.

    We have newbies? Fairy nuff. And jag's memory plant failed again?

    Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll beginagain.

    haddonsman is a clown. Thats far more fucking work than you can begin to imagine. It s not just talent that makes me this funny and attractive. Its caked-to-the-gills-in-make-up, fright-wig-wearing effort. Ladies, you want your nails rounding and lipline touching up? I'm your man. Years of practice.

    Once upon a time, long long ago, I could be arsed to update www.iainbanksfaq.co.uk. But there was no free beer / GT hospitality passes involved, so I thought- shove it.

    I drink beer, wine and whisky of such quality that it'd make your eyes bleed.

    Every now and then, people pay me to write bollocks about beer / cars

    Every now and then, I brew beers with brewers who ought to know better

    Every now and then, I have to analyse the hybrid segementation of target markets of key SIC code sectors in the East Midlands.

    Every now and then, I fall apart.

    And I need you now.

    Tonight.

    etc

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    I read The Wasp Factory when it first came out in paperback way back in the day (off the back of a review in I think, Imagine a roleplaying mag). Remember reading the first page sat in the library... been with it ever since, buying each one in paperback as it came out, switching to hard back with Excession. (Except for Complicity which I got out of the library because I was skint at the time.)

    I write reviews, including some of the Banks novels (I'm been doing a very slow re-read over the last few years... slow in that I'm reading loads of other stuff inbetween) and the odd essay. Which you can read on my blog.

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