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Iain M Banks



A pseudonym used by Iain Banks

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. Consider Phlebas, his first science fiction novel, was published under the name Iain M. Banks in 1987. He was acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative and exciting writers of his generation.
 

Genres: Science Fiction
 
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   1. Consider Phlebas (1987)
   2. The Player of Games (1988)
   3. Use of Weapons (1991)
   4. The State of the Art (1989)
   5. Excession (1997)
   6. Inversions (1998)
   7. Look to Windward (2000)
   8. Matter (2008)
   9. Surface Detail (2010)
   10. The Hydrogen Sonata (2012)
   The Culture: The Drawings (2023)
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Novels
   Against a Dark Background (1993)
   Feersum Endjinn (1994)
   The Algebraist (2004)
   Transition (2009)
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Iain M Banks recommends
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Splintered Suns (2018)
(Humanity's Fire, book 5)
Michael Cobley
"Proper galaxy-spanning space opera."
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The Complete Short Stories: The 1960s Part 4 (2015)
(Complete Short Stories, book 2)
Brian Aldiss
"One of the best SF writers Britain has ever produced."
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Intrusion (2012)
Ken MacLeod
"A twistedly clever, frighteningly plausible dystopian glimpse."

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Anthologies containing stories by Iain M Banks
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Burning Brightly (2021)
50 Years of Novacon
edited by
Ian Whates

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