Iain Banks

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Name: Iain Banks
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Scottish literature after the referendum

By The referendum on Scottish independence gave Scottish literature, and Scottish culture, greater prominence as a separate force in the English-speaking world than at any time in recent decades. Arguably, that’s no less than the post-war generations ... [Published TeleRead - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Fantasy honour for Anglia Ruskin expert

Farah Mendlesohn, Professor of Literary History at Anglia Ruskin University, has been presented with a lifetime achievement award by the British Fantasy Society.Professor Mendlesohn, who is also head of the department of English, Communication, Film and ... [Published Cambridge Network - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Blabbermouth - a fantastic Referendum Eve house party

At midnight on Referendum Eve we stood and sang ‘Auld Lang Syne’ - and it felt right.At midnight on Referendum Eve we stood and sang ‘Auld Lang Syne’ - and it felt right.It brought to an end ‘Blabbermouth’ - the most incredible house party Scotland has ... [Published Fife Today - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

Artists unite for Scottish culture celebration

Iconic extracts of work by Iain Banks, Dame Muriel Spark, Robert Louis Stevenson, JM Barrie and Lewis Grassic Gibbon will be performed as part of a 12-hour celebration of Scottish culture being staged in one of Edinburgh's most historic buildings on ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Sectarianism and Other Concerns over Scottish Independence

As someone part of whose upbringing was in Scotland, I have kept a keen eye on the issues surrounding the independence referendum, much more so than the southern folk among whom I live. Part of my schooling was in a state primary school in Lanarkshire ... [Published Huffington Post UK - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Brian Ferguson: Bannan a welcome boost to Scottish TV

ON THE face of it, the idea does sound a bit ridiculous. Is Scotland’s answer to the spate of hit Scandinavian drama series such as The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge really going to be a show in which the cast speak almost exclusively in Gaelic?That ... [Published The Scotsman - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 2 reports

As Independence Vote Approaches, A Spirited Novel About The Scottish Experience

In my 20s I was living in London, and dating a Scotsman. "Read The Crow Road by Iain Banks," he told me. The novel opens in the voice of the hero, Prentice McHoan: "It was the day my grandmother exploded. He's in love with a girl named Verity — she "who ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

BETWEEN THE LINES: Literary politics

Scottish independence referendum may end up having a profound impact on Scottish writing for years to come. Photo: BrianAJacksonIn less than a week from now, Scotland will decide whether it wants to remain part of Britain or exist as a sovereign, independent ... [Published Livemint.com - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Tilism to Cosmos

Why a personal library?Because it is hard to come by the titles you want when you want them and hence you stock up whenever you find them in order to read whenever the opportunity arises and the mood strikes. Also, as a researcher there are several books ... [Published The Friday Times - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Martine Rothblatt Is Maybe the Most Fascinating Woman on the Planet

One of the world's most fascinating humans is easily Martine Rothblatt, America's highest-paid female CEO. A futurist and trans woman who cofounded both Sirius Satellite Radio and a biotech company, she's got a robot replica of her wife and believes that ... [Published Jezebel - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 3 reports

Iain Banks' novel Stonemouth to be dramatised by the BBC for UK audience

Acclaimed author Iain Banks' novel Stonemouth is to be dramatised by BBC Scotland and Slate North for UK audiences. It will be the first TV adaptation of Banks' work since his death in 2013.The two-part drama is a rite of passage tale set in the fictional ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

OK, so now it’s real

Walking through Stansted Airport this evening… Rose was there in Borders with the big names. Iain M. Banks, Melvyn Bragg, Jack Higgins, Rose Melikan…. Very strange feeling… Possibly-related posts: Hurrah! Google Maps for the UK. Very nice. Here I am,... ... [Published Status-Q - Aug 16 2014]

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Scottish literature after the referendum [Published TeleRead - Sep 21 2014]
Fantasy honour for Anglia Ruskin expert [Published Cambridge Network - Sep 19 2014]
Blabbermouth - a fantastic Referendum Eve house... [Published Fife Today - Sep 18 2014]
Scottish stars come out for Blabbermouth event [Published The Scotsman - Sep 17 2014]
Artists unite for Scottish culture celebration [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 16 2014]
Artists unite for Scottish culture celebration [Published The Scotsman - Sep 16 2014]
Sectarianism and Other Concerns over Scottish I... [Published Huffington Post UK - Sep 16 2014]
Brian Ferguson: Bannan a welcome boost to Scott... [Published The Scotsman - Sep 14 2014]
As Independence Vote Approaches, A Spirited Nov... [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 12 2014]
As Independence Vote Approaches, A Spirited Nov... [Published NPR - Sep 12 2014]
BETWEEN THE LINES: Literary politics [Published Livemint.com - Sep 12 2014]
Tilism to Cosmos [Published The Friday Times - Sep 12 2014]
Destiny review: Bungie’s $500M shooter is weird... [Published Financial Post | Business » FP Tech Desk - Sep 11 2014]
Martine Rothblatt Is Maybe the Most Fascinating... [Published Jezebel - Sep 09 2014]
Drambuie snapped up by Glenfiddich owners [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 08 2014]
Limits to Growth is a pile of steaming doggy-do... [Published The Register - Sep 07 2014]
Could We Build a Ringworld? [Published Popular Mechanics - Sep 04 2014]
'Yes' or 'No'? A Divided Scotland Confronts Ind... [Published Spiegel Online - Aug 27 2014]
Belgium virus drama among new BBC shows [Published Television Business International - Aug 22 2014]
Guest opinion: Driverless cars - let's think ah... [Published AM Online - Aug 22 2014]
Global Showbiz Briefs: Berlin Sets Wim Wenders ... [Published Deadline.com - Aug 22 2014]
Iain Banks' novel Stonemouth to be dramatised b... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 21 2014]
Iain Banks' novel dramatised for UK [Published BBC - Aug 21 2014]
Your Noon Briefing: Matt Lock, referendumtv.net... [Published Allmediascotland - Aug 21 2014]
Iain Banks novel to be turned into TV drama [Published Herald Scotland - Aug 21 2014]
Halo Live Wallpaper 2 [Published ZDNet - Aug 19 2014]
Arguable Merits: Young Adult Fiction and Its Ra... [Published Pop Matters - Aug 19 2014]
OK, so now it’s real [Published Status-Q - Aug 16 2014]
June Pieces Of My Mind #1 [Aardvarchaeology] [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jun 16 2014]
There, where you are, the music never dies [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Jun 14 2014]
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Destiny review: Bungie’s $500M shooter is weird... [Published Financial Post | Business » FP Tech Desk - Sep 11 2014]
Never has a $500-million product felt as if it was unabashedly, stupidly and distinctly forging its own weird path as Destiny. You can see by the score I gave it that I think that’s a good thing. You, however, might not. When Bungie, the developers ...
June Pieces Of My Mind #1 [Aardvarchaeology] [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jun 16 2014]
Core po-mo science studies professor says roughly “You don’t get to choose your own reality and laypeople don’t know better than scientific consensus about factual issues.”Rode a Bombardier CRJ 900 from Copenhagen to Warsaw and then the competing model ...
Noted for Your Lunchtime Procrastination for Ju... [Published Brad DeLong - Jun 12 2014]
Over at Equitable Growth--The EquitablogMorning Must-Read: David Wessel: First Half 2014 Real GDP Growth at an 0.8%/Year PaceMorning Must-Read: Noah Smith: Japan's Abe Is the World's Best Leader|Washington Center for Equitable GrowthMorning Must-Read: ...
Noted for Your Lunchtiime Procrastination for J... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Jun 12 2014]
Over at Equitable Growth -- The Equitablog Morning Must-Read: David Wessel: First Half 2014 Real GDP Growth at an 0.8%/Year Pace Morning Must-Read: Noah Smith: Japan's Abe Is the World's Best Leader |Washington Center for Equitable Growth Morning ...
This Day in Blogging History: Iain Banks doesn'... [Published Boing Boing - May 22 2014]
One year ago today Iain Banks doesn't write sf for the money: I think a lot of people have assumed that the SF was the trashy but high-selling stuff I had to churn out in order to keep a roof over my head while I wrote the important, serious, non-genre ...
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