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On This Day: Iain M. Banks

On this day in 1954, Iain Menzies Banks was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. Do we need to explain who Iain M. Banks is? No, we do not. For many years he was Britain’s bestselling SF writer, a literary novelist of … Continue reading

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SF Masterworks Spotlight: Feersum Endjinn

As teased not long ago, we’re delighted to welcome Britain’s bestselling SF author of the last two decades to the SF Masterworks list!  On 14th April we published a hardback edition of the BSFA Award-winning Feersum Endjinn – with a … Continue reading

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On This Day: Iain M. Banks

Two years ago today, we lost one of our best. On 9th June, 2013, Iain Menzies Banks, one of the very few writers to successfully sustain a career in both SF and ‘literary’ fiction (and to do so without recourse … Continue reading

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Welcome to Gateway: Iain M. Banks & Jean M. Auel

As noted last week, the Gateway’s list of authors has expanded as we added classic SF & Fantasy from our sister Hachette companies, Headline, Hodder & Stoughton and Orbit. It’s very exciting to be able welcome such a large number … Continue reading

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On This Day: Iain M. Banks

On this day in 1954, Iain Menzies Banks was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. Do we need to explain who Iain M. Banks is? No, we do not. For many years he was Britain’s bestselling SF writer, a literary novelist of … Continue reading

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LonCon3 is Here!

The day has finally arrived: Worldcon is in town! LonCon3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention commences today at the ExCel Centre in London’s docklands and runs until Monday 18th. In addition to a plethora (that’s an imperial plethora, by … Continue reading

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Iain Menzies Banks (1954 – 2013)

The ship didn’t even have a name. This, believe it or not, is the first line in the first science fiction novel that Iain M. Banks published, Consider Phlebas.  It’s too soon for retrospectives – the wound is too fresh … Continue reading

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Iain Banks

Yesterday my Twitter stream, RSS reader and Facebook timeline were – like all of yours, I’m sure – full of lots of news. But only one item mattered: the terrible revelation that Iain Banks has terminal cancer. I’m sure that … Continue reading

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