Iain M. Banks



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 29 titles

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    General Fiction

    Feb-2015

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2013

    Eighteen-year-old Kit is weird: big, strange, odd, socially disabled, on a spectrum that stretches from "highly gifted" at one end, to "nutter" at the other. At least Kit knows who his father is; he and Guy live together in a decaying country house o...

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    Science Fiction

    Oct-2012

    The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, probably, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization. An ancient people, organized on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture ten thousand years ear...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2012

    Stewart Gilmour is back in Stonemouth, Scotland. After five years in exile, his presence is required at the funeral of local patriarch Joe Murston, even though the last time Stewart saw the Murstons he was running for his life. An estuary town nor...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2012

    Dark family secrets and a long-lost love affair lie at the heart of a fabulous new novel by the author of Matter and The Wasp Factory The Wopuld family built its fortune on a board game called Empire!, now a hugely successful computer game. So su...

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-2010

    The Culture - 8

    It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. It begins with a murder. And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself. Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a ...

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    Science Fiction

    Oct-2009

    There is a world that hangs suspended between triumph and catastrophe, between the dismantling of the Wall and the fall of the Twin Towers, frozen in the shadow of suicide terrorism and global financial collapse. Such a world requires a firm hand and...

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    Science Fiction

    Mar-2008

    In a world renowned even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one man it means a desperate flight and a search for the one -- maybe two -- people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant thr...

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-2005

    It is 4034 AD. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year. The Nasqueron Dwellers inhabit a gas giant on the outskirts of the galaxy, in ...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2002

    Iain Banks' daring new novel opens in a loft apartment in the East End, in a former factory due to be knocked down in a few days. Ken Nott is a devoutly contrarian vaguely left-wing radio shock-jock living in London. After a wedding breakfast people ...

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    Space Opera

    Aug-2001

    The Culture - 7

    Eight hundred years after the most horrific battle of the Idiran war, light from its catastrophic, worlds-destroying detonations is about to reach the Masaq' Orbital, home to the far-flung Culture's most adventurous and decadent souls. There it will ...

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    Space Opera

    Feb-2000

    The Culture - 6

    ON A DISORDERED WORLD In Haspidus, Dr. Vosill serves as the personal physician to the king, an incredible achievement for a foreigner and--even more unthinkably--a woman. Sharp-tongued, independent, and full of dangerous ideas, Vosill has more enemi...

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    Suspense

    Aug-1999

    Kate Telman is a senior executive officer in The Business, a powerful and massively discreet transglobal organisation. Financially transparent, internally democratic and disavowing conventional familial inheritance, the character of The Business seem...

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    Horror

    Sep-1998

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    Suspense

    Aug-1997

    The war is ending, perhaps ended. For the castle and its occupants the troubles are just beginning. Armed gangs roam a lawless land where each farm and house supports a column of dark smoke. Taking to the roads with the other refugees, anonymous in t...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1996

    A little knowledge can be a very dangerous thing...Innocent in the ways of the world, an ingenue when it comes to pop and fashion, the Elect of God of a small but committed Stirlingshire religious cult: Isis Whit is no ordinary teenager. When her cou...

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    Space Opera

    1996

    The Culture - 5

    Diplomat Byr Genar-Hofoen has been selected by the Culture to undertake a delicate and dangerous mission. The Department of Special Circumstances--the Culture's espionage and dirty tricks section--has sent him off to investigate a 2,500-year-old myst...

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    Suspense

    Jan-1995

    COMPLICITY n. 1. the fact of being an accomplice, esp. in a criminal act Local journalist Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have the same MO -- he commits brutal ...

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    Science Fiction

    Jun-1994

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-1993

    They had government permission to hunt down and assassinate her. What the religious Huhsz cult wanted was simple--the most deadly and enigmatic weapon constructed, the Lazy Gun, lost among the planets of the Thrial star system. Whoever controls the G...

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    Suspense

    May-1993

    When Prentice McHoan returns to his home town of Gallanach he meets a former girlfriend of his missing uncle Rory, who provides him with a folder of Rory's writings that inspires him to seek out the man who had disappeared eight years earlier....

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    Space Opera

    1992

    The Culture - 3

    The man known as Cheradenine Zakalwe was one of Special Circumstances' foremost agents, changing the destiny of planets to suit the Culture through intrigue, dirty tricks and military action.The woman known as Diziet Sma had plucked him from obscurit...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1991

    Hisako Onoda, world famous cellist, refuses to fly. And so she travels to Europe as a passenger on a tanker bound through the Panama Canal. But Panama is a country whose politics are as volatile as the local freedom fighters. When Hisako's ship is ca...

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    Space Opera

    Dec-1989

    The Culture - 4

    The first ever collection of Iain Banks' short fiction, this volume includes the acclaimed novella, The State of the Art. This is a striking addition to the growing body of Culture lore, and adds definition and scale to the previous works by using th...

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    Science Fiction

    Apr-1989

    The man who wakes up in the extraordinary world of a bridge has amnesia, and his doctor doesn't seem to want to cure him. Does it matter? Exploring the bridge occupies most of his days. But at night there are his dreams. Dreams in which desperate men...

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    Space Opera

    Feb-1989

    The Culture - 2

    The Culture -- a human/machine symbiotic society -- has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels ...

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    Space Opera

    May-1988

    The Culture - 1

    Bora Horza Gobuchul is a Changer, one of a near-extinct race who alter cell structure to become anyone they want--the most feared and sought-after spies in the universe. Horza fights on the side of the Idirans in a religious crusade against the smug...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1985

    Her eyes were black, wide as though with some sustained surprise, the skin from their outer corners to her small ears taut. Her lips were pale, and nearly too full for her small mouth, like something bled but bruised. He had never seen anyone or anyt...

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    General Fiction

    Daniel Weir used to be a famous - not to say infamous - rock star. Maybe still is. At thirty-one he has been both a brilliant failure and a dull success. He's made a lot of mistakes that have paid off and a lot of smart moves he'll regret forever (ho...

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