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Iain M. Banks (1954–2013)

Autor(a) de Consider Phlebas

64+ Works 84,435 Membros 1,978 Críticas 270 Favorited

About the Author

Iain Banks was born in Fife in 1954 and was educated at Stirling University where he studied English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology. Banks came to widespread and controversial public note with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. His first science fiction novel, mostrar mais Consider Phlebas, was published in 1987. He continued to write both mainstream fiction (as Iain Banks) and science fiction (as Iain M. Banks). Banks' mainstream fiction included The Wasp Factory (1984), Walking on Glass (1985), The Bridge (1986), Espedair Street (1987), Canal Dreams (1989), The Crow Road (1992), Complicity (1993), Whit (1995), A Song of Stone (1997), The Business (1999), Dead Air (2002) and The Steep Approach to Garbadale (2007). His final book, The Quarry, was released posthumously on June 20, 2013. Banks died on June 9, 2013 of terminal gall bladder cancer. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) There are multiple authors with the name Iain Banks. Do not combine this entry with any of them. The Iain Banks author entry is correctly split into sections for the different authors, and the books of Iain M. Banks listed there are included here by aliasing. You cannot combine this author page with just one of the split entries, it doesn't work that way.

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Séries

Obras por Iain M. Banks

Consider Phlebas (1987) 7,886 exemplares
The Wasp Factory (1984) 7,037 exemplares
The Player of Games (1988) 6,418 exemplares
Use of Weapons (1990) 5,409 exemplares
Excession (1996) 4,681 exemplares
The Algebraist (2004) 4,266 exemplares
Look to Windward (2000) 4,080 exemplares
Matter (2008) 3,723 exemplares
Inversions (1998) 3,385 exemplares
The Crow Road (1992) 3,201 exemplares
Against a Dark Background (1993) 2,922 exemplares
The State of the Art (1991) 2,823 exemplares
Feersum Endjinn (1994) 2,574 exemplares
Surface Detail (2010) 2,523 exemplares
Complicity (1993) 2,443 exemplares
The Bridge (1986) 2,161 exemplares
The Hydrogen Sonata (2012) 1,950 exemplares
The Business (1999) 1,941 exemplares
Transition (2009) 1,941 exemplares
Dead Air (2002) 1,696 exemplares
A Song of Stone (1997) 1,694 exemplares
Whit (1995) 1,679 exemplares
Walking on Glass (1985) 1,564 exemplares
Espedair Street (1987) 1,433 exemplares
The Steep Approach to Garbadale (2007) 1,355 exemplares
Canal Dreams (1989) 1,225 exemplares
Stonemouth (2012) 700 exemplares
The Quarry (2013) 611 exemplares
The State of the Art {novella} (1989) 128 exemplares
The Culture: The Drawings (2023) 46 exemplares
Poems (2015) 39 exemplares
The Culture Series (2018) 14 exemplares
Surface Detail, Part 1 (2011) 13 exemplares
Road of Skulls [short story] (1988) 4 exemplares
Surface Detail, Part 2 (2011) 4 exemplares
Piece [short story] (1989) 3 exemplares
Personal Effects [CD] 3 exemplares
Odd Attachment [short story] (1987) 3 exemplares
Cleaning Up [short story] (1987) 3 exemplares
Descendant [short story] (1991) 3 exemplares
Scratch [short story] (1987) 3 exemplares
The Spheres 3 exemplares
The Culture: Notes and Drawings (2021) 2 exemplares
Hydrogen Sonata Signed Edition (2012) 2 exemplares
Consider Phlebas 1 exemplar
Overload 1 exemplar
Header Iain Banks Backlist (2006) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuidor — 410 exemplares
The Space Opera Renaissance (2007) — Contribuidor — 282 exemplares
Granta 43: Best of Young British Novelists 2 (1993) — Contribuidor — 177 exemplares
Cyber-killers (1997) — Contribuidor, algumas edições106 exemplares
Dark: Stories of Madness, Murder and the Supernatural (2000) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Arrows of Eros (1989) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Tales From the Forbidden Planet (1987) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Burning Brightly: 50 Years of Novacon (2021) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook: No. 3 (1990) — Introdução — 32 exemplares
An Anthology of Scottish Fantasy Literature (1996) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Crow Road [1996 TV miniseries] (1996) — Original novel — 14 exemplares
Complicity [2000 film] (2000) — Original novel — 4 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Banks, Iain Menzies
Outros nomes
Banks, Iain
Data de nascimento
1954-02-16
Data de falecimento
2013-06-09
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
País (no mapa)
Scotland, UK
Local de nascimento
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, UK
Local de falecimento
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, UK
Causa da morte
Gallbladder cancer
Locais de residência
North Queensferry, Scotland, UK
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Educação
Gourock High School
Greenock High School
University of Stirling (BA 1975)
Ocupações
writer
Relações
Hartley, Adele (wife)
Organizações
National Secular Society
Humanist Society of Scotland
Prémios e menções honrosas
Guest of Honour, Eastercon, UK (1990)
Granta's Best Of Young British Novelists (1993)
Guest of Honour (posthumous), Loncon 3 (World Science Fiction Convention) (2014)
Nota de desambiguação
There are multiple authors with the name Iain Banks. Do not combine this entry with any of them. The Iain Banks author entry is correctly split into sections for the different authors, and the books of Iain M. Banks listed there are included here by aliasing. You cannot combine this author page with just one of the split entries, it doesn't work that way.

Membros

Discussions

Group Reda, February 2022: The Crow Road em 1001 Books to read before you die (Março 2022)
THE STATE OF THE ART discussion (The Culture group read) em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Agosto 2015)
MATTER discussion (The Culture group read) em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Junho 2015)
SURFACE DETAIL discussion (The Culture group read) em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Novembro 2014)
LOOK TO WINDWARD discussion (The Culture group read) em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Outubro 2014)
THE HYDROGEN SONATA discussion (The Culture group read) em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Outubro 2014)
INVERSIONS discussion (The Culture group read) em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Setembro 2014)
EXCESSION discussion (The Culture group read) em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Julho 2014)
USE OF WEAPONS discussion (The Culture group read) em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Maio 2014)
The Culture group read (Organisational Thread) em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Abril 2014)
CONSIDER PHLEBAS discussion (The Culture group read) em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Abril 2014)
THE PLAYER OF GAMES discussion (The Culture group read) em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Março 2014)
September 2013: Iain M. Banks em Monthly Author Reads (Janeiro 2014)
Group Read: The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks em 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (Agosto 2013)
Sad news: Iain Banks Very Poorly em Science Fiction Fans (Agosto 2013)

Críticas

Generally great! First 350 pages were mind-bending, well written, with fascinating characters and ideas. Last 50 pages kind of fell into B-movie plotlines. I'd still give it four stars though.
 
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roguelike | 67 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Maybe the first Culture novel. Great writing, characterization. Wish I had read this one first, though many say it doesn't matter what order you read them in.

Some fabulously exciting, cinematic scenes, plus moral ambiguity, interesting characters, and a galactic war as the backdrop. Recommended.
 
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roguelike | 251 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Fasciating read. Too clever for its own good, in terms of plot twists. Still, I couldn't put it down and look forward to reading other Culture books.
 
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roguelike | 142 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Epic space adventure. Fairly dry in my opinion and longer than necessary, but does offer some glimpses into the universe of the Culture which may become more exciting as I read further. tbc
 
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Zedseayou | 251 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
64
Also by
15
Membros
84,435
Popularidade
#132
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
1,978
ISBN
671
Línguas
24
Marcado como favorito
270

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