‘A Gift From the Culture’ Set for the Big Screen?
Last week’s big Banks buzz (which broke while I was away on holiday, hence the late posting here – apologies for that to everyone who came looking for a timely update and didn’t find one…) […]Read More
Testing … testing … and we’re back!
You may have noticed that www.iain-banks.net has been offline for the past few days. That’s because we’ve been re-decorating and have given the place a bit of a brush-up and dusting-down, courtesy of the fine […]Read More
Transition by Iain [M] Banks – reviews round-up
A new Iain [M] Banks book is always going to generate plenty of review coverage and conversation around the blogosphere and Transition, with its blend of literary and sf-nal tropes and themes, has certainly carried […]Read More
Quick Iain Banks interview on FT.com
Anna Metcalfe sends a series of quick-fire questions in Iain’s direction for a ‘Small Talk’ feature over www.ft.com. Questions like: “What is the strangest thing you’ve done when researching a book?” (Answer: “Using the equation […]Read More
Iain Banks talks to… Ken Livingstone?
The New Statesman website has posted an interview with Iain carried out by none other than Ken Livingstone. Yes, that Ken Livignstone, the former Mayor of London. Turns out he’s something of an sf fan: […]Read More
Iain Banks interviewed for The Guardian
In a feature-length interview piece posted to The Guardian‘s website, Maxton Walker talks to Iain about whether or not Transition can (or should) be interpreted as a literary attack on American foreign policy and his […]Read More
Iain Banks interviewed for The Independent
The Independent‘s website is running an interview with Iain conducted by Arifa Akbar. Discussions range across Iain’s plans to write a symphony, the concept of “Christian terrorism” in Transition, the effect that the passing of […]Read More
Iain Banks interviewed for The Scotsman
In an interview posted on The Scotsman‘s website, Aidan Smith asks Iain about Transition, as well as topics as diverse as his friendly rivalry with fellow Fife-resident Ian Rankin, drugs, the women in his life […]Read More
Newsflash: Iain Banks on Simon Mayo, BBC R5 Live, today
Iain Banks will be a guest on the Simon Mayo show on BBC Radio 5 Live, today, Monday 14th September, at 13.00 hours. That is all. Thanks yet again to Dave H of the Banksoniain […]Read More
Iain Banks talking to Cerys Matthews, Tuesday Sept 15th
Iain Banks will be a guest on BBC Radio 6’s Cerys on 6, next Tuesday, September 15th, from 13.00. He’ll be talking to presenter Cerys Matthews about his new novel Transition. More info at the […]Read More
Doug Johnstone reviews Transition for The Independent
This Sunday’s edition of The Independent (UK) included a review of Transition by Doug Johnstone, who gave the new novel a hearth thumbs-up. Doug concluded by saying: “Transition is a book that makes you think, […]Read More
Transition by Iain Banks – UK & US Covers
Transition, the brand new novel by Iain Banks, will be published by Little, Brown in the UK on September 3rd and by Orbit in the US on September 23rd. And here, for your visual edification, […]Read More