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‘A Gift From the Culture’ Set for the Big Screen?

Last week’s big Banks buzz (which broke while I was away on holiday, hence the late posting here – apologies for that to everyone who came looking for a timely update and didn’t find one…) is about the prospect of a film adaptation of the short story ‘A Gift From the Culture’, which was first published in issue #20 of Interzone, the UK’s longest-running science fiction magazine, and is more readily available in the Iain M collection The State of the Art.

Various websites carry versions of the news:, and included. At the moment there really isn’t anything to add to those announcements. I’ll certainly try to post fresh updates as and when they become available (hopefully with a little more alacrity…) and in the meantime, do feel free to join in the discussion of the project over at the Iain Banks Fan Forum (you’ll need to be a forum member in order to post replies to the thread).