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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.
 

Awards: BSFA (1996), BSFA (1994)  see all

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
Culture
   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 (2008)
   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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Books 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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Awards
1996 BSFA Award for Best Novel : Excession
1994 BSFA Award for Best Novel : Feersum Endjinn

Award nominations
2013 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Hydrogen Sonata
2013 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : The Hydrogen Sonata
2011 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Surface Detail
2010 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Transition
2010 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : Transition
2009 Prometheus Award (nominee) : Matter
2009 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Matter
2005 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Algebraist
2005 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Algebraist
2001 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Look to Windward
1998 BSFA Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Inversions
1997 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Excession
1997 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Excession
1995 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Feersum Endjinn
1994 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Against a Dark Background
1991 Arthur C. Clarke Award (nominee) : Use of Weapons
1990 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The State of the Art
1990 BSFA Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Use of Weapons
1989 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Player of Games
1988 BSFA Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Player of Games


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