The State of the Art by Iain M. Banks

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  1. Guardian book club: Iain M Banks on Use of Weapons

    As the latest novel in the Culture series hits the bookshops, we look at the third of Iain M Banks's best-selling SF novels, The Use of Weapons. Known for writing in two separate strands – science fiction and literary novels – Banks explains how the two inspired each other, with the Culture emerging from his work on the first draft of his debut novel, The Wasp Factory.

    He also explains the role that a misunderstanding of structuralism played in the construction of his fictional multiverse, and reveals that the dual chronology he uses in the novel was not in fact his idea at all …

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  2. Google Play presents: Iain M. Banks, Alastair Reynolds, and Peter F. Hamilton

    Bestselling British science fiction authors Iain M. Banks, Alastair Reynolds and Peter F. Hamilton have came together for a unique Science Fiction Hangout on Air with Google Play and a bunch of fans on Thursday, September 27th. They discussed their latest books, their work, their writing processes and science fiction in general.

    Don't forget to check out their books on Google Play:

    Peter F.Hamilton: http://goo.gl/42YHI Iain M. Banks: http://goo.gl/xHp18 Alastair Reynolds: http://goo.gl/6NI54

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