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The first book in Iain M. Banks's seminal science fiction series, The Culture. Consider Phlebas introduces readers to the utopian conglomeration of human and. Excession (Culture series) by Iain M. Banks. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. Iain Banks (16 February – 9 June ) was a Scottish author. He wrote mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks, and science fiction as Iain M.

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Results 1 - 12 of 19 Search results for "iain m. banks" at Rakuten Kobo. Read free previews and reviews from booklovers. Shop eBooks and audiobooks at. Iain Banks came to controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in Consider Phlebas, his first science fiction novel. Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. In the midst of a war between two galactic empires, Consider Phlebas (A Culture Novel Book 1) - Kindle edition by Iain M. Banks. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or.

External links 8 Early life Banks was born in Dunfermline , Fife , to a mother who was a professional ice skater and a father who was an officer in the Admiralty. An only child, Banks lived in North Queensferry until the age of nine, near the naval dockyards in Rosyth where his father was based. These posts supported his writing throughout his twenties and allowed him to take long breaks between contracts, during which time he travelled through Europe, Scandinavia and North America. He was an expediter analyser for IBM , a technician for British Steel and a costing clerk for a Chancery Lane , London law firm during this period of his life. His editor at Macmillan, James Hale, advised him to write one book a year and Banks agreed to this schedule. Heinlein , Isaac Asimov , Arthur C. Clarke , Brian Aldiss , M. John Harrison and Dan Simmons as literary influences. His parents had intended to name him "Iain Menzies Banks", but his father made a mistake when registering the birth and "Iain Banks" became the officially registered name. Banks' editor enquired about the possibility of omitting the 'M' as it appeared "too fussy" and the potential existed for confusion with Rosie M. Banks , a romantic novelist in the Jeeves novels by P. Wodehouse ; Banks agreed to the omission.

The war raged across the galaxy.

Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist.

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Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade. Deep within a fabled labyrinth on a barren world, a Planet of the Dead proscribed to mortals, lay a fugitive Mind.

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Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it. The Hydrogen Sonata.

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Banks series Culture The first book in Iain M. Banks's seminal science fiction series, The Culture. Consider Phlebas introduces readers to the utopian conglomeration of human and alien races that explores the nature of war, morality, and the limitless bounds of mankind's imagination.

The war raged across the galaxy. As a signatory to the Declaration of Calton Hill ,[26] he was an open supporter of Scottish independence.

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Banks explained that the Scottish independence movement was motivated by co-operation and "just seem to be more communitarian than the consensus expressed by the UK population as a whole". In protest he cut up his passport and posted it to 10 Downing Street , the address of the British prime minister—in a Socialist Review interview, Banks explained that his passport protest occurred after he "abandoned the idea of crashing my Land Rover through the gates of Fife dockyard, after spotting the guys armed with machine guns.

In a letter to The Guardian newspaper, Banks stated that he had instructed his agent to turn down any further book translation deals with Israeli publishers: Appeals to reason, international law, U. I would urge all writers, artists and others in the creative arts, as well as those academics engaging in joint educational projects with Israeli institutions, to consider doing everything they can to convince Israel of its moral degradation and ethical isolation, preferably by simply having nothing more to do with this outlaw state.

The extract relays the author's support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions BDS campaign that was issued by a Palestinian civil society against Israel until the country complies with international law and Palestinian rights, that commenced in and applies the lessons from Banks' experience with South Africa's apartheid era.

The continuation of Banks' boycott of Israeli publishers for the sale of the rights to his novels was also confirmed in the extract and Banks further explained, "I don't download Israeli-sourced products or food, and my partner and I try to support Palestinian-sourced products wherever possible.

Banks returned to Edinburgh. The couple later resumed their relationship and moved to Fife. Banks exchanged all of the vehicles for a Lexus RX h hybrid — later replaced by a diesel Toyota Yaris — and said in the future he would fly only in emergencies. The title was his own creation and on 3 October Banks accepted a T-shirt decorated with this title. Remembrance Banks's publisher stated that the author was "an irreplaceable part of the literary world", a sentiment that was reaffirmed by fellow Scottish author and friend since secondary school Ken MacLeod , who observed that Banks's death "left a large gap in the Scottish literary scene as well as the wider English-speaking world.

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