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Transition

Launched this week: Official Iain Banks iPhone App

The Guardian is running a feature today on the brand new Iain Banks iPhone App that will be available to download – free of charge – from the UK Apple App Store from Thursday July 1st. Iain’s response? “My own app… how deeply cool. This pleases as much as seeing my first novel in print.” […]

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Transition is a 2010 Campbell Award Finalist

Iain [M] Banks’ current novel, Transition, has been named as a finalist for the prestigious 2010 John W. Campbell Memorial Award. From the announcement on the Awards website: The Award will be presented during the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, as the focal point of a weekend of […]

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Iain Banks at the St Albans Festival, June 16th

Iain Banks will be appearing at this year’s St Albans Festival to celebrate publication of the paperback of his latest novel, Transition. Venue: Verulamium Museum, St Albans Time: Wednesday, 16 June 2010, 7:30PM Tickets: £5, available from the museum For more more information or to reserve tickets online, see the festival website: www.stalbansfestival.com.

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Transition by Iain [M] Banks – reviews round-up

A new Iain [M] Banks book is always going to generate plenty of review coverage and conversation around the blogosphere and Transition, with its blend of literary and sf-nal tropes and themes, has certainly carried on that trend. Here’s a round-up of some of the pieces of online coverage that have caught our eye in […]

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Newsflash: Iain Banks on Simon Mayo, BBC R5 Live, today

Iain Banks will be a guest on the Simon Mayo show on BBC Radio 5 Live, today, Monday 14th September, at 13.00 hours. That is all. Thanks yet again to Dave H of the Banksoniain for the heads-up!

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Iain Banks talking to Cerys Matthews, Tuesday Sept 15th

Iain Banks will be a guest on BBC Radio 6’s Cerys on 6, next Tuesday, September 15th, from 13.00. He’ll be talking to presenter Cerys Matthews about his new novel Transition. More info at the BBC Radio 6 website. Thanks to Dave H of The Banksoniain for the heads-up!

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Transition Podcast #11 on iTunes Top 20

The free iTunes podcast of Transition is currently sitting pretty at number #11 in the UK iTunes store Top Podcasts list: To access the free podcast episodes, you’ll need to download and install the iTunes software. The podcast files (three episodes are available so far) should then be free to access, although you’ll need to […]

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Iain Banks guesting on STV’s The Hour, Tues 8th Sept

Iain Banks will be a guest on ITV1 Scotland‘s ‘The Hour‘ programme at 17.00 on Tuesday September 8th. Not entirely sure if the programme will be available to viewers outside Scotland at the time of broadcast, but you should be able to view the show online via STV’s catch-up player once the show has gone […]

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Iain Banks talks to Muriel Gray

Iain Banks was a guest on Muriel Gray’s Open Book programme on BBC Radio 4 recently where they discussed Iain’s cross-genre tendencies and the conspicuous lack of a Booker nomination during Iain’s long and illustrious career. The show is currently available to listen to via the the BBC website / iPlayer console. Check out the […]

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Doug Johnstone reviews Transition for The Independent

This Sunday’s edition of The Independent (UK) included a review of Transition by Doug Johnstone, who gave the new novel a hearth thumbs-up. Doug concluded by saying: “Transition is a book that makes you think, one that makes you look at the world around you in a different light, and it’s also a properly thrilling […]

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Iain Banks in conversation with Clive James – today

I’ve just been handed the following newsflash by the ever-alert Dave H of The Banksoniain fanzine: “Iain Banks will be the guest on Clive James in Conversation on Tuesday 18th August (i.e. TODAY!) at the Assembly Rooms George Street, Edinburgh.” See www.clivejamesguests.com for more information.

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Iain Banks on BBC Radio Scotland, 13th August

BBC Radio Scotland’s Radio Cafe programme provides coverage of the Edinburgh Festivals, including conversation with guests and performers. They recently announced via their Twitter feed (@TheFestivalCafe) that Iain Banks will be on the show next Thursday, August 13th. You can find out more about the programme at www.bbc.co.uk and can book free tickets for the […]

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