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Posted on 17 February 2018 | 10:14 am
  Falcon Heavy Booster Crash Caused by Lack of
autoevolutionFalcon Heavy Booster Crash Caused by Lack of Ignition FluidautoevolutionThe names of the drone ships are taken from the Culture series of novels written by Iain M. Banks. Initial information suggested that only one of the three deceleration engines on the failing booster fired, causing it to crash into the sea at an ...SpaceX presented the latest projectsThe Bobr TimesSpaceX stream: Can you still watch the Tesla Roadster and Starman?Thе Hugo Observerall 66 news articles »
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 5:49 am
  Des dessins de l'univers de la Culture,
PIEUVRE.CADes dessins de l'univers de la Culture, d'Iain Banks, publiés en 2019PIEUVRE.CAUn dernier aperçu de l'imagination aux proportions galactiques du regretté auteur de science-fiction Iain Banks fera son apparition sous la forme d'une collection de dessins, cartes et esquisses encore jamais rendus publics tirés de l'univers de la ...Un dernier aperçu de l'imaginaire galactique de Iain M Banks inédit !Actusfall 2 news articles »
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 11:59 am
  Iain M Banks's drawings of the Culture
The GuardianIain M Banks's drawings of the Culture universe to be published in 2019The GuardianA final glimpse into the galaxy-spanning imagination of the late Iain M Banks is on the way in a collection of previously unseen drawings, maps and sketches from the Culture universe, many of which date from before Banks began writing the acclaimed ...
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 6:23 am
  New drone ship under construction for SpaceX
Spaceflight NowNew drone ship under construction for SpaceX rocket landingsSpaceflight NowThe third drone ship in the company's fleet of ocean-going rocket recovery vessels is under construction, Musk said. He wrote on Twitter that it will be named “A Shortfall Of Gravitas.” The name of the new landing platform is a nod to “Experiencing A ...We Now Know Why SpaceX Falcon Heavy's Core Booster Failed to Land Last WeekScienceAlertElon Musk and SpaceX aren't done with Florida's Space CoastTheafricomSpaceX gets US regulator to back satellite internet planReutersWall Street Journal -Vandenberg Air Force Base -Spaceflight101all 234 news articles »
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 4:03 am
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  The poetry of Iain Banks
Before his death, bestselling Scottish author Iain Banks decided to published his poetry with his friend and science fiction writer Ken MacLeod. The result is Poems by Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod.
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 6:27 pm
  Greenock siblings are far-travelled
FIFTY years ago the Rev Lachlan MacLeod, his wife Jetta and their six children left the Island of Lewis and made their way to their new home in Denholm Street, Greenock.
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 9:53 am
  Morning Star :: Incredibly true to our times
RADICAL science fiction and fantasy flourished in the 1980s, a decade of economic insecurity, aggressive foreign policies and cant about “the enemy within.”
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 8:01 pm
  Highland hero of poetry hailed 250 years on
HE IS dubbed the Highlands’ most famous literary son. James Macpherson was – like modern-day Scots JK Rowling, Iain Banks, Christopher Brookmyre and Ian Rankin – a bestseller of his day.
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 5:15 pm
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  Festival adaptation of Lanark well worth the
Published in 1981, it remains a benchmark for Scottish literature and inspired a new generation of Scottish writers from Janice Galloway to AL Kennedy and Iain Banks. I’ve been simmering with anticipation since I discovered playwright David Greig and ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:33 pm
  Five things you need to know today!
Today South Queensferry author Ken MacLeod is appearing to present the book of Iain Banks’ poems he has combined with some of his own poetry. Usually MacLeod is himself a renowned science fiction writer, so this is a bit of a departure for him.
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 4:01 pm
  Alasdair Gray's Lanark hits the stage:
Irvine Welsh, Ali Smith, Iain Banks and AL Kennedy are among those who have testified to its influence. To those names one can add Graham Eatough and David Greig. It has been a “long-held dream” for the pair to stage Lanark. Greig, who is Scotland’s ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 10:38 pm
  Tartan Noir – 10 top crime writers, and
Who is your favourite author? Iain Banks, especially because he was like a two-for-one thanks to his sci-fi novels. I found him very inspiring in my adolescent years and he continued to inspire me, whereas some authors can only do that for a little while.
Posted on 15 August 2015 | 10:55 am
  Book Club: Shari Low opens the pages of the
My favourite? An evocative, exquisite photo of Iain Banks that is, in Chris’s words, “the most poignant of the series”. Reader's choice: Stephen McCarthy, Glasgow Summer House With Swimming Pool by Herman Koch. This is a fabulous thriller from Dutch ...
Posted on 14 August 2015 | 7:08 pm
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  Writer Iain Banks: I have months to live
Scottish writer Iain Banks said Wednesday he has been diagnosed with late-stage gall bladder cancer and has just months to live.
Posted on 3 April 2013 | 4:13 am
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  felixbloodaxe: @Ciara87C Also the books of
felixbloodaxe: @Ciara87C Also the books of Iain Banks, they're ficti*@@ but he was a m@*^ive lefty and it shows in his work.
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 3:57 am
  RTKDrives: @_jakegroves Well, one it’s one
RTKDrives: @_jakegroves Well, ^*e it’s ^*e of Iain Banks’ most accessible, yet dark and ^*-point novels, and two - it’s got a… https://t.co/02mhwwCnhB
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 3:57 am
  Jaytomio: RT @Jaytomio: @tordotcom
Jaytomio: RT @Jaytomio: @tordotcom @_rachelhartman @JCareyAuthor sequels I prefer: Red Seas Under Red Skies by @scottlynch78, most Discworld, Use of…
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 3:57 am
  ThunderPointLtd: "...while it has its
ThunderPointLtd: "...while it has its traditi#**@s in Iain Banks, Rebus and Irvine Welsh, its style and crafting are new" https://t.co/WpbfxdIuX2 #ficti#**@
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 3:57 am
  chrismrobertsuk: Just found out the late,
chrismrobertsuk: Just found out the late, great Iain Banks used to visit our favourite bookshop @thewatermill at Aberfeldy.... I’m s… https://t.co/06a7rMmkzc
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 3:57 am
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  Open Question: Best Iain Banks book?
Posted on 4 April 2014 | 12:25 am
  Resolved Question: What is your favourite
Thanks for your answers.
Posted on 9 June 2013 | 7:39 am
  Resolved Question: What is on the front
Posted on 31 March 2011 | 4:53 am
  Resolved Question: The wasp factory by Iain
Did Frank really get bitten by a dog when he was younger or was his dad lying to cover up the fact that he is a girl?
Posted on 8 November 2010 | 12:29 am
  Resolved Question: Iain M Banks Player of
So after reading Iain M Banks, there was only one thing that was bothering me. Who was the girl who told Gurgeh 'You will win!' we never found out, and i guess im not clever enough to figure out who it was, but it must have been someone within contact, reason being: she took gurgeh behind a column where no one could see them, then held the place on gurgeh's shoulder where his mic was. She disabled contact's mic, and then told him he would win, which was true. At least i believe she was part of contact. Who do you think she was? Yay, one of the two 'fluzies' from later in the story? Say who and let me know why! Thanks =D
Posted on 10 July 2010 | 7:12 am

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