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  Paisley Spree Festival announces 2017 lineup
The ListPaisley Spree Festival announces 2017 lineup with tickets on sale Wed 21 Jun at 9amThe ListPaisley's own story will be told in a show featuring and curated by acclaimed songwriter James Grant, while a 'Banks Supper' will take place, inspired by Iain Banks' novel Espedair Street, which tells the – fictional – story of Frozen Gold, a wee band ...
Posted on 20 June 2017 | 2:17 am
  Senate inquiry into controversial pay deals
The AustralianSenate inquiry into controversial pay dealsThe AustralianHe said it would be “useful” to also invite Fair Work Commission president Iain Ross to appear before the inquiry. ... Gottliebsen. Moody's downgrading of the big four banks has helped expose the amount of risk the banks took on during the property boom.
Posted on 19 June 2017 | 2:55 pm
  Australian Politics Live: Bank levy given
The AustralianAustralian Politics Live: Bank levy given Senate green lightThe AustralianThe Turnbull government's proposed levy on Australia's five biggest banks has cleared federal parliament despite concerns from within coalition ranks. The levy, announced in the May budget, passed the upper house with the support of Labor and the ...One Nation set to win school fight for LibsThe Australianall 102 news articles »
Posted on 19 June 2017 | 1:52 am
  Tor Acquire US Rights To Andrew Bannister's
Tor Acquire US Rights To Andrew Bannister's Major SF SeriesBooktrade.info"Balancing bursts of action with expansive world-building, immersive prose and sharp dialogue, Bannister has written a colourful debut that conjures up the same kind of gnarly, lurid weirdness that made Iain M. Banks' SF epics so memorable." (SFX).and more »
Posted on 16 June 2017 | 12:47 am
  Has riddle of the 1977 'Wow!' signal finally
The RegisterHas riddle of the 1977 'Wow!' signal finally been cracked? Maybe...The Register... the Washington Academy of Sciences, researchers at the Center of Planetary Science spent two years investigating the signal, and now believe it comes not from little green men (or the good ship Arbitrary leaving Earth's orbit – as the late Iain M ...and more »
Posted on 12 June 2017 | 12:21 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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  i_Author: RT @i_Author: "As a #writer,
i_Author: RT @i_Author: "As a #writer, you get to alter time... you get to come up with the smart lines and clever comebacks you wish you'd thought o…
Posted on 25 June 2017 | 9:16 am
  ParvillaCycles: Our very own Iain Banks is
ParvillaCycles: Our very own Iain Banks is out racing 6 Hours of Woodstock today! Check back today for updates https://t.co/5R4EPDahWh
Posted on 25 June 2017 | 9:16 am
  allanc: @cultureshipname Ever notice how we
allanc: @cultureshipname Ever notice how we never saw Iain M. Banks and Iain Banks together in the same room? #c**^spiracy
Posted on 25 June 2017 | 9:16 am
  slumminginsw11: @colken16 Iain Banks!
slumminginsw11: @colken16 Iain Banks! Reading Wasp Factory and then Walking ^~@# Gl&^^! properly made me a reader. Christopher Brookmyre too
Posted on 25 June 2017 | 9:16 am
  JulesWarr: RT @scalzi: Suspect might be a
JulesWarr: RT @scalzi: Suspect might be a more direct tribute to Iain Banks, whose ship names in the Culture series I'm doing a salute to in TCE. http…
Posted on 25 June 2017 | 9:16 am
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  Open Question: Best Iain Banks book?
Posted on 4 April 2014 | 12:25 am
  Resolved Question: How is deception shown in
Posted on 9 September 2013 | 6:38 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
http://www.iain-banks.net/uk/the-wasp-factory/
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



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