Iain M. Banks





Iain M. Banks


Born
in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, The United Kingdom
February 16, 1954

Died
June 09, 2013

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Iain M. Banks is a pseudonym of Iain Banks which he used to publish his Science Fiction.

Banks's father was an officer in the Admiralty and his mother was once a professional ice skater. Iain Banks was educated at the University of Stirling where he studied English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology. He moved to London and lived in the south of England until 1988 when he returned to Scotland, living in Edinburgh and then Fife.

Banks met his wife Annie in London, before the release of his first book. They married in Hawaii in 1992. However, he announced in early 2007 that, after 25 years together, they had separated. He lived most recently in North Queensferry, a town on the north side of the Firth of Forth near the Forth Bridge and the For
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“They speak very well of you".
- "They speak very well of everybody."
- "That so bad?"
- "Yes. It means you can´t trust them.”
Iain M. Banks

“The trouble with writing fiction is that it has to make sense, whereas real life doesn't.”
Iain M. Banks

“Zakalwe, in all human societies we have ever reviewed, in every age and every state, there has seldom if ever been a shortage of eager young males prepared to kill and die to preserve the security, comfort and prejudices of their elders, and what you call heroism is just an expression of this simple fact; there is never a scarcity of idiots.”
Iain M. Banks, Use of Weapons

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Which Iain Banks or Iain M. Banks book would you choose for the next group read?

The Wasp Factory
 
  8 votes, 28.6%

The Crow Road
 
  5 votes, 17.9%

The Algebraist
 
  4 votes, 14.3%

The Player of Games (Culture, #2)
 
  3 votes, 10.7%

Use of Weapons (Culture, #3)
 
  2 votes, 7.1%

Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1)
 
  2 votes, 7.1%

Dead Air
 
  2 votes, 7.1%

Look to Windward (Culture, #7)
 
  1 vote, 3.6%

Espedair Street
 
  1 vote, 3.6%

The Bridge
 
  1 vote, 3.6%

Walking on Glass
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Complicity
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Business
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Hydrogen Sonata (Culture, #10)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Whit, or Isis Amongst the Unsaved
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Steep Approach To Garbadale
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The State of the Art (Culture, #4)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Canal Dreams
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Stonemouth
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Inversions (Culture, #6)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Transition
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Feersum Endjinn
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Excession (Culture, #5)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Matter (Culture, #8)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Against a Dark Background
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Surface Detail (Culture, #9)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

A Song of Stone
 
  -1 votes, -3.6%

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