Stuck for something to do this lunchtime, Banks fans? Here you go...
The Guardian is holding a live webchat with the man himself at 13.00 hours today.
"When we asked you whom you'd like to see more of on the site, one of the names that came up over and over was Iain Banks. And who are we to argue?"
Details of how to participate are at www.guardian.co.uk.
[Heads-up via the always-vigilant David H of The Banksonian]
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