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The State of the Art Kindle ☆ The State ePUB Þ Iain Banks which he of the PDF/EPUB æ used to publish his Science FictionBanks's father was an officer in the Admiralty and his mother was once a professional ice skater Iain Banks was educated at the University of Stirling where he studied English Literature Philosophy and Psychology He moved to London and lived in the south of England until when he returned to Scotland living in The State ePUB Þ Edinburgh and then FifeBanks met his wife Annie in London before the release of his first book They married in Hawaii in However he announced in early that after years together they had separated He lived most recently in North ueensferry a town on the north side of the Firth of Forth near the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road BridgeAs State of the PDF ´ with his friend Ken MacLeod another Scottish writer of technical and social science fiction a strong awareness of left wing history shows in his writings The argument that an economy of abundance renders anarchy and adhocracy viable or even inevitable attracts many as an interesting potential experiment were it ever to become testable He was a signatory to the Declaration of Calton Hill which calls for Scottish independenceIn late Banks was a prominent member of a group of British politicians and media figures who campaigned to have Prime Minister Tony Blair impeached following the invasion of Ira In protest he cut up his passport and posted it to Downing Street In an interview in Socialist Review he claimed he did this after he abandoned the idea of crashing my Land Rover through the gates of Fife dockyard after spotting the guys armed with machine guns He related his concerns about the invasion of Ira in his book Raw Spirit and the principal protagonist Alban McGill in the novel The Steep Approach to Garbadale confronts another character with arguments in a similar veinInterviewed on Mark Lawson's BBC Four series first broadcast in the UK on November Banks explained why his novels are published under two different names His parents wished to name him Iain Menzies Banks but his father made a mistake when registering the birth and he was officially registered as Iain Banks Despite this he continued to use his unofficial middle name and it was as Iain M Banks that he submitted The Wasp Factory for publication However his editor asked if he would mind dropping the 'M' as it appeared too fussy The editor was also concerned about possible confusion with Rosie M Banks a minor character in some of PG Wodehouse's Jeeves novels who is a romantic novelist After his first three mainstream novels his publishers agreed to publish his first SF novel Consider Phlebas To distinguish between the mainstream and SF novels Banks suggested the return of the 'M' although at one stage he considered John B Macallan as his SF pseudonym the name deriving from his favourite whiskies Johnnie Walker Black Label and The Macallan single maltHis latest book was a science fiction SF novel in the Culture series called The Hydrogen Sonata published in Author Iain M Banks revealed in April that he had late stage cancer He died the following JuneThe Scottish writer posted a message on his official website saying his next novel The uarry due to be published later this year would be his last The uarry was published in June .

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  1. Kevin Kelsey Kevin Kelsey says:

    The State of the Art Kindle ☆ The State ePUB Þ state pdf, The State kindle, of the free, State of the pdf, The State of the Art MOBIThere are some authors whose short fiction I enjoy much than their novels Iain Banks is not one of them A couple of these are great but I think for the most part that he really excels when he has maximum literary space to explore a story and develop his characters 'A Gift from the Culture' and 'The State of the Art' are definite high points in the collectionIndividual storiesRoad of Skulls 25Nothing particularly specialA Gift From the Culture 45I dug this one a lot It had a noir uality to it Told from the perspective of someone who opted to leave the culture for a pre scarcity society My favorite in the bookOdd Attachment 45Pretty humorous encounter with a plant life formDescendant 25Another culture story I didn't particularly like this one that much Cleaning Up 35A story about trash disposal gone wrong One man's trashThe State of the Art 45This novella book 4 of The Cu


  2. mark monday mark monday says:

    The State of the Art Kindle ☆ The State ePUB Þ state pdf, The State kindle, of the free, State of the pdf, The State of the Art MOBIThe titular novella in this collection is a perfect distillation of the rhetoric and dialectic behind the Culture series its themes its very purpose for being It features the entertaining Culture standbys of wry Ships persnickety droids and agents of mixed motivations It discusses policies of non interference juggled with policies of behind the scenes intervention; going native versus so called objective distance; the idea that a natural life and a true engagement with living must include accepting that evil will always exist and as a counterpoint the idea that systemic evil all of the isms and all of the greed and self interest can and should actually be eradicated Heady and at times heavy handed stuff forcefully articulated and delivered with the usual Banks panache and wit Very well doneMost of the remaining stories are limp and forgettable or strident and not particularly enjoyable and in the case of A Gift from t


  3. Manny Manny says:

    The State of the Art Kindle ☆ The State ePUB Þ state pdf, The State kindle, of the free, State of the pdf, The State of the Art MOBIThe first two stories are OK but nothing specialThe third one is uite funny I can't count the number of times I've seen a hapless spaceman get rent limb from limb by a bug eyed monster But what's the monster's motivation Banks comes up with a lovely answer#4 is also a nice perspective flip in a classic SF scenario The guy in the space suit needs to walk a long way across the surface of a hostile planet to reach safety We always see it from the guy's point of view How about the suit#5 is amusing too I liked the alien sp


  4. Aerin Aerin says:

    The State of the Art Kindle ☆ The State ePUB Þ state pdf, The State kindle, of the free, State of the pdf, The State of the Art MOBIMy husband overheard me muttering to myself about this book being out of print in the US so he secretly ordered it for me from the UK When it arrived I somehow assumed I'd ordered it for myself and forgotten about it so I just tossed it on the to read stack without comment He had to hint and prod a bit before admitting he'd bought it for me as a gift He's sweet; I'm a dork AnywayEvery Culture book I've read so far has been better than the last Though this one is actually a short story collection it includes the fourth installment of the Culture series a novella called The State of the Art that is both funnier and heartbreaking than the previous three novels which are all to varying degrees uite funny and heartbreaking Here we meet up again with Diziet


  5. Jamie Jamie says:

    The State of the Art Kindle ☆ The State ePUB Þ state pdf, The State kindle, of the free, State of the pdf, The State of the Art MOBIWhat an odd collection Some are irreverent and humorous some uite bizarre I was a bit disappointed with most but found Descendant a gem and worth the price of admission It's the story of a Culture solider and his sentient EVA suit both injureddamaged and stranded on a barren alien planet Banks vividly depicts a sense of intense desolation as man and suit embark on a harrowing journey


  6. Steve Steve says:

    The State of the Art Kindle ☆ The State ePUB Þ state pdf, The State kindle, of the free, State of the pdf, The State of the Art MOBII continue to be intrigued by Banks' Culture series so I figured I'd track this one down I have no idea why it never seems to be on library or bookstore shelves but it wasn't that hard to track down a copy Definitely not my favorite in the series but worth reading As short story and novella collections go I found it pretty uneven Two of the stories A Gift From Culture and Descendant worked well for me and I was particularly taken with the latterThe eponymous novella The State of the Art was thought provoking


  7. Lauren Lauren says:

    The State of the Art Kindle ☆ The State ePUB Þ state pdf, The State kindle, of the free, State of the pdf, The State of the Art MOBIThe only other Banks book I have read is Player of Games which I loved I think as a compilation this book fell a little short for me I actually love short stories so I was left feeling a little disappointedA couple thoughts on the individual storiesRoad of Skulls I felt like this wasn't uite long enough or focused enoughA Gift From the Culture I liked this one Kind of a little slice of life showing someone who has left the culture for something much grittyOdd Attachment I liked this one until the very end I honestly think it got


  8. Carlex Carlex says:

    The State of the Art Kindle ☆ The State ePUB Þ state pdf, The State kindle, of the free, State of the pdf, The State of the Art MOBIThe book is actually a miscellaneous of short stories and a novella The latter and one o perhaps two stories are set within the universe of Culture the rest is not I understand that this should be indicated in some way to the reader before buying the bookThat said some stories and the novella that gives the book its name are very good Anyway I can not get rid of the feeling of porridge in the book as a whole by some intrancending stories some that seem experimental and some other that seems that Iain M Banks does not take himself seriously or us readersPlease do not misunderstand me Iain M Banks's talent is evident in every sentence and of course I do not regret having read this work although actually it can not be considered except maybe


  9. Nicky Nicky says:

    The State of the Art Kindle ☆ The State ePUB Þ state pdf, The State kindle, of the free, State of the pdf, The State of the Art MOBIThe State of the Art is a collection of short stories some of which relate to the Culture novels and some of which don’t or at least don’t overtly I actually wasn’t much impressed by Iain M Banks as a short story writer it seems the best of the stories was the titular story itself which is both a Culture story and rather longer than the other stories in the collection which gave it space to interest me and space for him to set up the kind of story that’s grabbed


  10. Wanda Wanda says:

    The State of the Art Kindle ☆ The State ePUB Þ state pdf, The State kindle, of the free, State of the pdf, The State of the Art MOBIA selection of short fiction set in the Culture universe where your tools and euipment have opinions too and can talk back to you My own tendency to talk to my surroundings would definitely have to changeI really wanted to like the story where the Culture visits Earth Is it still a first contact story if the Earth doesn’t know it’s been contacted A bit on the preachy side obviously written when Banks was annoyed with our treatment of our environment and each other but acknowledging that we’ve got something special here I liked it without have my socks blown offBanks is such a good writer but not all of these stories demonstrate his best efforts It does rather feel like a catch all displaying varying degrees of polish Still well worth reading for fans of the CultureBook number 2


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