Iain M. Banks


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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

    A loft apartment in London's East End: cool but doomed, demolition and redevelopment slated for the following week. Ken Nott, attending a mid-week wedding lunch, starts dropping stuff off the roof towards the deserted car park a hundred feet below. O...

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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

    The polarizing literary debut by Scottish author Ian Banks, The Wasp Factory is the bizarre, imaginative, disturbing, and darkly comic look into the mind of a child psychopath. Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen, and unconventional to say the least: ...

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    Suspense

    Aug-1997

    A European nation not unlike Bosnia: armed forces roam the lawless land where dark columns of smoke rise up from the surrounding farms and houses. The war is ending, perhaps ended. But for the castle and its occupants, a young lord and lady, the trou...

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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 cous...

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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

    After dying seven times, Count Alandre Sessine VII has only one life remaining, and he becomes a fugitive in search of others like himself while he tries to track down his killer. By the author of Use of Weapons. Reprint....

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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

    From its bravura opening onwards, THE CROW ROAD is justly regarded as an outstanding contemporary novel. 'It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mass in B Mi...

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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 obscuri...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1991

    By the author of 'The Wasp Factory' and 'The Bridge', this book is set in Japan and on the Panama Canal. It concerns a world famous Japanese cellist, who refuses to fly, and as a result finds herself involved in the ominous realm of global realpoliti...

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    Space Opera

    Dec-1989

    The Culture - 4

    Presents Iain M Banks' short-story collection. Contents include: Road of Skulls; A Gift from the Culture; Odd Attachment; Descendant; Cleaning Up; Piece; The State of the Art; Scratch; and a A Few Notes On the Culture....

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    Science Fiction

    Apr-1989

    A man lies in a coma, his body broken, his memory vanished. He finds himself in the surreal world of the bridge - a world free of the usual constraints of time and space, a world where dream and fantasy, past and future, fuse....

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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

    Graham Park's in love. Steven Grout is paranoid - he knows that they're out to get him. Quiss is forced to play interminable, impossible games. Park, Grout, Quiss - no trio could be further apart. But their separate courses are set for collision....

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    General Fiction

    Danny used to be a famous - not to say infamous - rock star. Maybe still is. At 31, he realises he only has two problems: the past and the future. He knows how bad the past has been. But the future - well, the future is something else....

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