Iain M. Banks
Iain Menzies Banks (officially Iain Banks, 1954-2013) was a Scottish writer. Iain Banks read English literature, philosophy and psychology at Stirling University. He moved to London and lived in the south of England until 1988 when he returned to Fife.
Banks sprang to public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. Since then, Banks has gained great popular and critical acclaim. The Times has acclaimed Iain Banks ”the most imaginative British novelist of his generation”. As Iain M. Banks he writes science fiction and as Iain Banks he writes literary fiction. Much of Banks's science fiction deals with a vast interstellar civilisation, the Culture.
”For any lover of a good story well told, a new book by Iain Banks is always a treat. Imagination, wit and complexity are his hallmarks.” (Sunday Express)
Other novels as Iain Banks
Espedair Street (1987)
Canal Dreams (1989)
The Crow Road (1992)
A Song of Stone (1997)
The Business (1999)
Dead Air (2002)
Raw Spirit (a travelogue of Scotland and its whisky distilleries, 2003)
The Steep Approach to Garbadale (2007)
The Quarry (2013)
Photo: Ian M. Banks at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Picture taken by Szymon Sokół.
|Others non-spefi books (1)|
2021 The Culture: Notes and Drawings (The Culture)
Release date - October 14, 2021