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Reviews

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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Lisa Tuttle reviews Surface Detail for the Sunday Times

The October 9th The Times carried a review of brand new Culture novel Surface Detail by Lisa Tuttle, who said: “Banks’’ability to combine humour and horror, the cosmic and the human, as he builds an […]

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A Few Early Reviews of Iain M Banks’ Surface Detail

With the publication of Surface Detail just over the horizon (UK: Oct 7th, US: Oct 28th) a few early reviews have started to appear. SFX Magazine said that Surface Detail is “…one of the most […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Transition reviewed by Naomi Alderman for Prospect Magazine

There’s an early review for the new Iain Banks novel, Transition in the August 2009 edition of Prospect Magazine. Unfortunately you can’t read the full piece on the Prospect website unless you’re a magazine subscriber, […]

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More reviews, Q&A II on the way…

We’re just putting the finishing touches to the next Iain Banks Q&A session and are hoping to post that later today. But in the meantime, here are a few more recently-posted reviews of two Banks […]

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John Mullan on readers’ responses to ‘The Wasp Factory’

Over at The Guardian Online John Mullan presents a summary of the recent Wasp Factory discussion panel, which was held in London and featured a live panel discussion with Iain Banks on the subject of […]

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Iain Banks on ‘The Wasp Factory’ in The Guardian

The Guardian has posted Iain’s own take on the background to his breakthrough novel The Wasp Factory over at books.guardian.co.uk. In the article we learn that The Wasp Factory was Iain’s sixth completed novel, and […]

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Iain Banks’ ‘The Wasp Factory’ to feature in The Guardian

Over the next four weekends, starting on June 28, John Mullan – professor of English at University College London – will be discussing Iain Banks’ The Wasp Factory for the Guardian Book Club. Iain will […]

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‘Matter’ reviewed for Wired.com’s GeekDad blog

Over at blog.wired.com/geekdad/, reviewer John Baichtal takes a look at Matter and definitely likes what he sees: “By the time I’d read fifty pages, not only was I hooked, but I was sure Matter was […]

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Bloomer, Harrison, McCalmont and Raven on ‘Matter’

Four of the UK’s top genre bloggers / reviewers / commentators – James Bloomer, Niall Harrison, Jonathan MacCalmont and Paul Raven – have been holding a round-robin discussion of the latest Iain Banks Culture novel, […]

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