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James Lovegrove reviews ‘Matter’ for The Financial Times

Author James Lovegrove was suitably impressed with Matter and said so in his Financial Times review last week. He begins:

“When Iain Banks slots the middle initial between his forename and surname, you can expect science fiction on a grand scale, replete with brain-busting concepts and a dry wit…”

and concludes:

“Does Matter matter? Matter of fact, it does, and its action-propelled narrative means that any newcomer to Banks’s universe could do worse than start here. The already initiated will be anything but disappointed.”

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