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Iain Banks Posts

Iain Banks to appear as GoH at 2008 Oslo Science Fiction Festival

Iain will be making an appearance as Guest of Honour at this year’s Oslo Science Fiction Festival, which takes place from Thursday July 31st to Sunday August 3rd at Helga Eng’s House, Blindern, University of […]

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Cumbernauld Theatre Company touring ‘The Wasp Factory’, April – June 2008

Doug Martin of Glasgow’s Tron Theatre has been in touch with the details of a forthcoming tour of the Cumbernauld Theatre company’s production of The Wasp Factory. Here’s the press release: The Tron Theatre is […]

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Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod AyeWrite! appearance – video available

If you didn’t manage to get to Glasgow for the AyeWrite! Book Festival earlier this month and therefore missed the on-stage appearance of Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod, then do not despair, you now have […]

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Iain (M) Banks confirmed as Guest of Honour for Satellite 2, July 25th-26th 2009

Iain Banks will be the Guest of Honour at Satellite 2, a convention being be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow over the weekend of July 25th and 26th, 2009. Early days yet, […]

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‘Matter’ review posted on Slashdot

Reviewer Simon DeDeo has posted a review of Matter up on Slashdot. Simon makes a very intriguing point about the underlying ‘Britishness’ of The Culture: “Banks’ prose is free-flowing and liberally dosed with a kind […]

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Iain Banks to appear at Latitude Festival 2008

Iain has been confirmed as one of the leading lights of the line-up for the Literary Arena at this year’s Latitude Festival, which takes place at Henham Park, Southwold in Suffolk from Thursday 17th to […]

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SFX Book Club: Tom Holt on ‘The Player of Games’

SFX has posted an archive of Book Club articles from the print edition of the magazine, which includes author Tom Holt‘s notes on The Player of Games. Mr Holt sums up the book: “By Banks’s […]

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Iain Banks interviewed for The Independent

Cole Moreton interviewed Iain for British daily The Independent back at the beginning of the month. The interviewer was very interested in Iain’s politics and the fact that he’s now renewed his UK passport, which […]

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Out Now: Iain Banks’ ‘The Wasp Factory’, Audio CD, read by Peter Kenny

A brand new audio adaptation of Iain Banks’ career-launching debut novel, The Wasp Factory, is available now on CD Audiobook from Hachette Audio. The narrator is Peter Kenny, an actor and singer who has worked […]

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Iain Banks interviewed and ‘Matter’ reviewed for Time Magazine Online

Lev Grossman has posted a review of Matter over at www.Time.com as well as an interview with Iain, which you can find over at his and Matt Selman’s Time.com hosted Nerd World blog. In the […]

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Donna Bowman reviews ‘Matter’ for The Onion’s AVClub.com

Another terrific review of Matter, this time over at The Onion‘s A.V. Club. Reviewer Donna Bowman really gets under the skin of the novel’s over-arcing plot devices in Matter, concluding that with Matter, our author: […]

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New issue of ‘The Banksoniain’ fanzine out now

Been meaning to mention for a while now that the new issue of regular Banks-fanzine The Banksoniain is available now to download from banksoniain.netfirms.com. The latest issue, #13 includes a round-up of Matter reviews, info […]

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