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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 this year’s Hugo award winner.” Well, I think that’s the sort of sentiment we can all get behind. But wait, […]

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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, Matter. The team-review starts with a general over view of Iain Banks’ place in the respective reviewer’s hearts and libraries […]

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Gwyneth Jones reviews ‘Matter’ for Strange Horizons

Award-winning author Gwyneth Jones has penned a long, thoughtful and insightful review of Matter, which has been posted online at Strange Horizons. Gwyneth draws intriguing parallels between certain plot elements the new Culture novel and a certain ring-themed classic of the fantasy genre and also makes some interesting observations on the nature of Space Opera […]

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‘Matter’ reviewed by Nick Ryan for The Daily Express

Nick Ryan has reviewed Matter for UK newspaper The Daily Express. As well as describing Iain as “quite simply, a prodigy”, he concludes his review with a ringing endorsement: “It’s grand, stirring stuff with a hint of the space opera to it. A more than welcome return of the master of sci-fi.” Read Nick’s full […]

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Iain Banks’ ‘The Steep Approach to Garbadale’ reviewed for Readers in the Mist

Via Google Alerts, we learn that ‘Readers in the Mist’, a blog set up to allow for Blue Mountains (New South Wales, Australia) city council libraries members to share news and book reviews, has posted a short but concise review of The Steep Approach to Garbadale by contributor Vikci (‘Alba’), who says: “Alban’s story unfolds […]

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Quickfire Iain M Banks interview online at SciFi.com

John Joseph Adams talks to Iain [M] Banks about Matter, over at SciFi.com. [Thanks to Gary W for the heads-up]

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‘Matter’ reviewed for GlobeandMail.com

Matt Kavanagh dropped us a line to say that his review of Matter has been posted on the Globe and Mail website. Here’s what he said in his introduction: “Named one of the top 50 writers in postwar Britain by The Times of London, Iain Banks boasts the greatest range of any of his contemporaries. […]

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Download ‘The Wasp Factory’, FREE, via The Independent and Audible.co.uk

The Independent and Audible.co.uk have teamed up to bring you a free, yes, that’s right, a completely FREE – audio download of the new audiobook version of The Wasp Factory. The Independent explains: “Over the course of the week [the offer went live on April 2nd*] you will be able to download the chapters from […]

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Sue Arnold reviews the new audiobook of ‘The Wasp Factory’ for books.Guardian.co.uk

Sue Arnold really likes the new audiobook of Iain’s classic debut novel The Wasp Factory. In her review for books.Guardian.co.uk Sue says: “At last, only 24 years after it was first published, I’ve finally got hold of a version of Banks’s extraordinary first novel with a reader who does it justice … Peter Kenny is […]

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Adrienne Martini reviews ‘Matter’ for the Baltimore City Paper

Alongside some familiar musing on Iain’s bemusingly low profile in the US market, reviewer Adrienne Martini says in her piece for the Baltimore City Paper: “Like most other [Iain] M. Banks books, Matter twists in completely unanticipated ways and offers up ampules of philosophy along with its plot. His characters – even the most minor […]

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Iain Banks interviewed for The Edinburgh Evening News

Iain talks to Edinburgh Evening News interviewer Sandra Dick about his writing habits, his political views and his hankering for the Tesla Roadster…

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‘Matter’ reviewed by RJ Barker for SFCrowsNest.com

In a lengthy and detailed review for www.computercrowsnest.com, RJ Barker says: “Dipping back into ‘The Culture’ felt like a joyous return to a long missed and familiar place. Banks has such a clever way with words that he makes it seem effortless and you don’t realise how cleverly he constructs brilliantly clear images.”

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