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The Player of Games Audio Shortlisted for Galaxy Award

The shortlists for the 2011 Galaxy Awards have been announced today, and The Player of Games, read by Peter Kenny, has been nominated for the Audible.co.uk Best Audiobook Award. This year’s awards will be announced […]

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Live Iain Banks Webchat, 13.00 BST today, Friday 8th July

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 […]

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Use of Weapons tops ‘Best Sci-Fi Films Never Made’ poll

UK-based tech news website The Register has been running an online poll, asking it’s readers to nominate the ‘best sci-fi films never made‘; books that have so far, somehow, been over-looked by Hollywood’s movie moguls […]

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Iain Banks on Desert Island Discs, August 1997

The BBC iPlayer archive has dug up Iain Banks’ guest appearance on the Desert Island Discs show, from way back in August 1997. Visit www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer to hear presenter Sue Lawley quiz Iain on what he […]

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Iain Banks Interviewed for Open University

Iain Banks has been interviewed by Derek Neale, Open University lecturer in Creative Writing, for the OU’s OpenLearn website. Here’s the video recording of the interview (available via YouTube) which took place at the Cheltenham […]

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Banks fans on turning Science Fiction into Science Fact

Mat McD sent in a link back in December (apologies for the delay in posting, Mat, it’s been manic these past few weeks). I’ll let Mat explain: At the book launch for the new Culture […]

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Iain M Banks SFX Fannish Inquisition

You remember a while back we mentioned that UK Sci-Fi magazine SFX was looking for reader-submitted questions to put to Iain? Turns out the resulting interview was published in the October 20th issue of the […]

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Iain M Banks talks to The View From Here

Mike French, editor of literary magazine The View From Here has been in touch to say: “We interviewed Iain at the Luton Library Theatre before he went on stage, in a half-hour interview which turned […]

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Surface Detail Debated by the Scotsman Book Club

Iain Banks’ latest Culture novel, Surface Detail, was the subject matter of the Scotsman Book Club last month. Five readers, two of whom (including a former editor of 2000AD) had never encountered a Culture novel […]

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Iain Banks talks to Tim Haigh

Via Tim Haigh Reads Books, Iain Banks talks Surface Detail with interviewer Tim Haigh. Surface Detail Podcast Visit www.timhaighreadsbooks.com for an earlier interview with Iain on the subject of his previous novel, Transition. [Podcast produced […]

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Iain Banks to be Twinterviewed by Waterstones

Waterstones Booksellers (@waterstones will be hosting a Twinterview (that’s a Twitter-based Interview, for the uninitiated) on 19th October and are inviting questions from members of the Twitter-using public (the Twupblic?) To propose a question for […]

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New Marain Alphabet font available to download

Daniel Solis (Art Director by day, Game Designer by night) posted a thread on the Iain Banks forum recently to let Banks fans know that he’s created a new font based on Iain Banks’ Marain […]

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