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Iain M. Banks’ Culture books make it to Amazon Prime as a TV series.

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Iain M. Banks’ Culture books make it to Amazon Prime as a TV series.

Amazon Studios has picked up global television rights to the Culture’s first novel Consider Phlebas. The space opera by Iain M. Banks features Banks’ fictional interstellar utopian society, the Culture. Consider Phlebas draws upon the world and mythology Banks created in the Culture, in which a highly advanced and progressive society ends up at war […]

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Surface Detail by Iain M Banks (book review).

December 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Surface Detail by Iain M Banks (book review).

‘Surface Detail’ is a Culture novel packed full of interesting ideas and sub-plots. The blurb on the back cover says that the Culture is going to war with death itself, which is a bit of artistic license. It’s not going to war with death but with Hell or rather Hells as there’s quite a lot […]

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The Player of Games by Iain M Banks (ebook review).

September 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Player of Games by Iain M Banks (ebook review).

Gurgeh is bored. A master game player who has fame and privilege. As a citizen of the Culture, he also enjoys an idyllic long, healthy and safe life. The Culture is a huge and diverse society, which makes no distinction between organic and machine consciousness. This frees its citizens to an infinite choice of leisure […]

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Update from Iain M. Banks… only months to live, now.

April 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Update from Iain M. Banks… only months to live, now.

One of our favourite science fiction authors, Iain M Banks, has posted this very sad update online concerning his recently diagnosed terminal illness… Well, what an odd old time it’s been. I’m now a married man – again – and I’ve been truly stunned by the response to the original press release we put out […]

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