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    P.S. Forum Admin, while you're listening
    Iain M. Banks is one of the few authors that truly does make me laugh out load. You need to convince him to tweet. That would be a treet.

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    Yeah, I can imagine Facebook being great for the appearances, visiting, new releases, etc
    And if it drives more people toward the forum here then I'm sure we'll all be very welcoming and accommodating :-)
    Although we will probably end up doing kids homework for them again...
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    The only problem I have with Facebook convergence is being blocked from work, so you'll be helping me with my cyberskiving problem ;-)

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    Twitter is the foremost anti-intellectual/anti-literary site of our time. 2 suggest TMH tweet, WTF.

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    Ian - I think many of those things you mention are on this forum (there's a great "appearances" section on here & the main site as iain-banks.net has all the basic info & back dated stuff.

    A glossary is a nice idea.

    This is pretty good (but out of date):
    http://www.iainbanksfaq.haddonstuff.co.uk/

    it is in no way a replacement for this forum at all - it'd act as a signpost, we hope, to the bigger discussions that go on here, and hold extra information about The Culture
    May I suggest a bib link to this forum, right on the 1st page of the facebook page, that never moves form there.

    Would this facebook site only "hold extra information about The Culture", seems to me it should cover the non Culture SF books & the non"M" novels too...
    "Just have fun"

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    For those seeking glossaries, ship names, etc check Wikipedia, they have a huge amount of info on Banks and the Culture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iain_Banks); also check the Culture Wiki (http://theculture.wikia.com/wiki/The_Culture_Wiki).
    Last edited by Deep Black; 19-04-2012 at 09:37 AM. Reason: Just edited as the bracket was breaking the link

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    Might I humbly suggest a few links for those looking for information
    Calendar - http://www.google.com/calendar/embed...in%40gmail.com
    Fanzine - http://efanzines.com/Banksoniain/index.htm

    Facebook - I am over 30 and use Facebook, mainly for my other fandom. Not a great place for the sorts of discussions that kick off here, but a useful way of disseminating information and also finding others interested in the same things as you, and alerting you to what is new.

    Twitter - Iain spoke about this at Foyles and someone blogged about it: http://wineconversation.com/thats-th...d-short-of-it/

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    I used Facebook to keep in contact with a couple of old friends who aren't on twitter... and I dislike facebook so much I've not been doing that for a while - though I suspect I'll go back to it at some point in the future. You don't actually have to have TMH on twitter but if you had an account where the publishers gave news etc (and it wasn't too spammy) then I'd def follow that.

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    Briefly, Facebook No, Google Plus hangout Yes.
    Lurker at the threshold

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    Facebook? Many naughty-swears were uttered.
    Facebook, evil wizard, a corrupter and a deceiver...

    More importantly, you're not afraid to make the hard decisions. If that means securing a strong book launch by staging an alien invasion that results in the destruction of New York City and brutally murdering millions to cover it up, so be it.
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