Have theories on the mystery of 'Big Little
Chicago Daily HeraldHave theories on the mystery of 'Big Little Lies'?Chicago Daily HeraldAssuming Jane (Shailene Woodley) is telling the truth, Ziggy's father was a charismatic guy who said his name was Saxon Banks, and he picked her up at a bar, took her to his hotel room, raped her and disappeared. But Saxon Banks doesn't really exist.and more »
Posted on 26 March 2017 | 5:30 am
Iain Dale: In which Tim Shipman and I fight
Conservative HomeIain Dale: In which Tim Shipman and I fight off Chinese spies ...Conservative HomeIain Dale is Presenter of LBC Drive, Managing Director of Biteback Publishing, a columnist and broadcaster and a former Conservative Parliamentary candidate.and more »
Posted on 23 March 2017 | 11:26 pm
Spotted: Bizarre SpaceX rocket-snatching
The RegisterSpotted: Bizarre SpaceX rocket-snatching machine that looks like it belongs on Robot WarsThe RegisterAs for naming the robot, Lim jokingly suggested it should be left up to Reddit users. Optimus Prime has been suggested, but a purist, such as this hack, would suggest Mawhrin-Skel, the robot protagonist in Iain M Banks' Player of Games which features ...and more »
Posted on 23 March 2017 | 4:56 pm
The Last London - London Review of Books
London Review of Books (subscription)The Last LondonLondon Review of Books (subscription)A smudged deadbeat left over from the Reagan era … and propped up in a temporary kind of way by ailing US and Japanese banks that couldn't afford to let him expire completely … If Trump was in the White House which, as he was rash enough to hint in ...
Posted on 22 March 2017 | 5:44 am
In defense of left-wing space utopias /
Boing BoingIn defense of left-wing space utopias / Boing BoingBoing BoingBrianna Rennix wants to know why the major current in "space utopianism" is right wing -- Elon Musk floating a "creepy private colony on Mars for ultra-rich ...and more »
Posted on 15 March 2017 | 5:46 am
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
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