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Iain Banks

Iain Banks (16 February 1954 – 9 June 2013) was a Scottish author. He wrote mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks and science fiction as Iain M. Banks, including the initial of his adopted middle name Menzies (/ˈmɪŋɪz/ ( listen)).

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io9's crash course on the Culture universe. A useful guide for the uninitiated.

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Adam Whitehead provides a primer on Culture reading order.

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A discussion forum on Banks and his work.

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Some editions of Bank's first novel, 'The Wasp Factory,' are known for including negative blurbs on the back cover. When first published, the novel was highly controversial due to its graphic violence and edgy psychological examination.

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John Clute reviews 'The Hydrogen Sonata,' and in the process provides an intelligent literary criticism.

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The Guardian, longtime a proponent of Banks, reviews 'The Hydrogen Sonata.'

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A glowing review of Banks's 9th Culture novel, 'The Hydrogen Sonata.'

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Banks calls himself an 'evangelical atheist.'

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Banks discusses his 8th Culture novel, 'Surface Detail,' with the BBC.

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Banks talks about everything in a 45 minute chat with The Open University.

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