Iain Banks

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'It had been on my shelf for years': readers share their lockdown reads
Publishers report that coronavirus has boosted sales of long, classic novels. You reveal the great baggy monsters you’ve found the time to tackle

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

06, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Amazon TV adaptation of Iain Banks' Culture series is cancelled
Author’s estate says timing wasn’t right, while scriptwriter says he is ‘mystified’ by move

Alison Flood

26, Aug, 2020 @11:03 AM

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Top 10 books about remaking the future | Peter F Hamilton
The urgent need to reorganise life on Earth is clear to almost everyone, how we do it less so. Fortunately science fiction has drawn up some good plans

Peter F Hamilton

24, Jun, 2020 @10:00 AM

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'I can't even look at the cover': the most disturbing books
From hiding from a copy of The Exorcist to being unnerved by the likes of Shirley Jackson, Stephen King and Iain Banks, here are your most alarming reading experiences

Guardian readers

21, Feb, 2019 @11:04 AM

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Top 10 books about the afterlife
From The Lovely Bones to Lincoln in the Bardo, the best novels to take up this imaginative challenge do so with meticulous conviction

Tim Thornton

20, Jun, 2018 @10:04 AM

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Does Elon Musk really understand Iain M Banks's 'utopian anarchist' Culture?
The tech entrepreneur has endorsed a vision of monolithic totalitarianism overseen by machiavellian machines – and one that is neither entirely utopian or anarchist

Stuart Kelly

19, Jun, 2018 @10:32 AM

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Top 10 spaceships in fiction
From Jules Verne’s far-sighted Victorian moonshot to the self-aware starships of Iain M Banks, here are some of the most compelling flights of fantasy

Gareth L Powell

28, Feb, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Iain M Banks's drawings of the Culture universe to be published in 2019
Late author’s friend Ken MacLeod is to publish a collection of the writer’s own images, sketching out the science fiction universe where he set 10 books

Alison Flood

15, Feb, 2018 @2:23 PM

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Top 10 books about the Scottish Highlands and Islands
Remote yet magnetic, the rugged environments of Scotland’s north have been inspiring writing for centuries, whether in memoir, natural history or tales of alien hitchhikers...

Kerry Andrew

07, Feb, 2018 @12:11 PM

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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Guardian readers and Sam Jordison

04, Dec, 2017 @12:00 PM

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30 years of Culture: what are the top five Iain M Banks novels?
These gritty space operas combine extravagant, high-tech invention with real human drama. Thirty years after they began appearing, here are some of the best

Damien Walter

06, Feb, 2017 @11:12 AM

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Top 10 unreliable narrators
From Edgar Allan Poe to Gillian Flynn, storytellers who cannot be trusted are great devices for writers, and a compelling challenge for readers

Sarah Pinborough

04, Jan, 2017 @12:20 PM

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