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Matter

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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Out Now: ‘Matter’ – US hardback edition

Today is the official publication date for the US edition of Matter (although there’s a good chance you may already have seen copies of the book in US stores). Click on the cover image to […]

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Quick reminder: Iain Banks signing tour starts Monday Feb 25th

Iain Banks will be meeting his public and signing copies of his brand new Culture novel Matter (and, most probably, the paperback edition of The Steep Approach to Garbadale) at City Books in Hove, Waterstone’s […]

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io9.com Iain Banks interview + ‘Matter’ review

io9.com blogger Annalee Newitz posted a double-dose of Banks-related content yesterday. In her interview with Iain Banks Annalee asks questions like: “Do you suspect that a little weirdness is a necessary component of longevity for […]

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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 […]

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Iain Banks interviewed for The Socialist Review

The February 2008 issue of The Socialist Review carries an interview with Iain, conducted by Patrick Ward. As you’d anticipate, there’s plenty of political discussion, along with questions about both Matter and The Steep Approach […]

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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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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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‘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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