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Iain Banks Posts

io9 says ‘Welcome to The Culture’

To mark the release of Matter, science fiction mega-blog io9 has posted a handy, print-out-and-keep guide to the Culture, including a synopsis / mini-review of each Culture novel to-date, plus a link to an essay […]

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Quick reminder: Iain Banks interview in Interzone #214

Just a quick reminder for anyone who missed issue #214 of Interzone, the UK’s longest-running original short science fiction magazine, this particular issue (January 2008) contains a lengthy feature interview with Iain, conducted by Paul […]

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Andrew McKie reviews ‘Matter’ for the Telegraph

Andrew McKie sounds like a dyed-in-the-wool Culture fan (good man!) who says, at the conclusion of his Telegraph.co.uk review of Matter: “I have returned repeatedly to the early Culture novels, particularly Consider Phlebas and The […]

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Iain Banks interviewed for The Guardian

The Guardian‘s Sarah Kinson has conducted a quick-fire interview with Iain, that’s available to read at The Guardian Unlimited. The topic of the interview is ‘Why I Write’, and Iain talks about his inspiration and […]

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Iain Banks talks to John Naish for the Times Online

John Naish talks to Iain for the Life & Style section of The Times Online about his increasingly laid-back, green and low-octane approach to life. The opening paragraph reads: “Iain Banks lifts a corduroy trouser […]

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‘The Steep Approach to Garbadale’ short-listed for new Scottish fiction prize

The Clare Maclean prize for Scottish Fiction is a new award that will be announced by the organisers of Aye Write!, the Bank of Scotland Book Festival on March 15th. The Steep Approach to Garbadale […]

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‘Matter’ reviewed by Lisa Tuttle for The Times

Highly-respected SF author Lisa Tuttle has reviewed Matter in The Times and had the following to say about the new Culture novel: “The usual ingredients of a Culture novel are all here: lots of action, […]

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