Iain Banks

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Name: Iain Banks
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Like a local: Glasgow

There’s a notorious rivalry between Glasgow and Edinburgh that’s encapsulated in the punchline: ‘So you’ll have had your tea’. It’s the end of a wee joke that begins with guests arriving at a home in Scotland’s capital, where the door is answered by a ... [Published National Geographic Traveller - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

A CHRISTMAS CENTENARY IN OUR TV HIGHLIGHTS

Perhaps a little unusual, but we start this week with a commercial announcement, as I have to tell you about the honey, mummy! You might well remember those immortal words being uttered by a big, furry, yellow giant on TV? Well, the good news is that ... [Published Alicante Leader - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Elfyn Llwyd hopes to end Parliamentary career by securing tougher laws against domestic violence

Outgoing Plaid Cymru Westminster leader Elfyn Llwyd will today tell activists that securing tougher measures against domestic violence would be a “fitting way to end” his parliamentary career.The Dwyfor Meirionnydd MP entered parliament in 1992 and will ... [Published North Wales Daily Post - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

The future has arrived: the sci-si inventions that have become reality

Michael J Fox as Marty McFly in Back to the Future. The hoverboard depicted in the second of the popular series of films has now become reality. Photograph: Allstar/UNIVERSAL/Sportsphoto Ltd./AllstarThey are the inventions and happenings that were once ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Small and Mullan for Stonemouth

Sharon Small and Peter Mullan are to star in the BBC adaptation of Iain Banks' novel Stonemouth. ... [Published Yahoo! News UK and Ireland - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 4 reports

Last novel by Banks to be adapted for TV

SCOTTISH actor and film-maker Peter Mullan will star in the first television adaptation of an Iain Banks' novel since the acclaimed author died from cancer last year.Mullan is among the cast announced for a two-part dramatisation of Stonemouth, published ... [Published Herald Scotland - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 11 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 1 reports

Joe Haldeman's The Forever War

Ever since I started reading science fiction, I’ve been fascinated by military science fiction. I read Starship Troopers and Ender's Game numerous times over the years, and remain impressed each time I read them; I find them as interesting as I they were ... [Published Kirkus Reviews - Oct 11 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 2 reports

Christopher Aird becomes London’s BBC Drama boss

Christopher Aird, currently Head of Drama Scotland, is to take on the role of Head of Drama London.Additionally, Elaine Collins will join Christopher from ITV Studios as Creative Director. Aird and Collins will be starting a new slate of in-house BBC ... [Published ATV Network Today - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Today's Top 10... Modern Scottish Authors

From Saltcoats, she worked as a teacher for 10 years before turning to writing.2 Christopher Brookmyre: Born in Glasgow, his breakthrough novel was Quite Ugly One Morning.3 Denise Mina: Author of the ­Garnethill Trilogy, featuring Glasgow journalist Patricia ... [Published Glasgow Evening Times - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Destiny review: Bungie’s $500M shooter is weird, cool, deliberate and maybe not for everyone

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 ... [Published Financial Post | Business » FP Tech Desk - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Drambuie snapped up by Glenfiddich owners

Legend (or PR) has it that Bonnie Prince Charlie concocted the blend of whisky honey and spice that is Drambuie. Photograph: handoutThe family behind Glenfiddich single malt and Hendrick's gin has bought Drambuie, the sweet whisky liqueur fabled to have ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 2 reports

Noted for Your Lunchtime Procrastination for June 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: ... [Published Brad DeLong - Jun 12 2014]

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Like a local: Glasgow [Published National Geographic Traveller - Oct 30 2014]
A CHRISTMAS CENTENARY IN OUR TV HIGHLIGHTS [Published Alicante Leader - Oct 28 2014]
Elfyn Llwyd hopes to end Parliamentary career b... [Published North Wales Daily Post - Oct 24 2014]
The future has arrived: the sci-si inventions t... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 21 2014]
Small and Mullan for Stonemouth [Published Yahoo! News UK and Ireland - Oct 21 2014]
Last novel by Banks to be adapted for TV [Published Herald Scotland - Oct 21 2014]
Stellar cast announced for BBC adaptation of Ia... [Published Noodls - Oct 20 2014]
Top actors announced in cast for north-east TV ... [Published Press and Journal - Oct 20 2014]
Cast of new TV drama set in North-east unveiled [Published Evening Express - Oct 20 2014]
Joe Haldeman's The Forever War [Published Kirkus Reviews - Oct 11 2014]
Christopher Aird becomes London’s BBC Drama boss [Published ATV Network Today - Sep 26 2014]
BBC names London drama boss, poaches ITV exec [Published Television Business International - Sep 26 2014]
Today's Top 10... Modern Scottish Authors [Published Glasgow Evening Times - Sep 24 2014]
Destiny review: Bungie’s $500M shooter is weird... [Published Financial Post | Business » FP Tech Desk - Sep 11 2014]
Drambuie snapped up by Glenfiddich owners [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 08 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]
Noted for Your Lunchtime Procrastination for Ju... [Published Brad DeLong - Jun 12 2014]
Noted for Your Lunchtiime Procrastination for J... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Jun 12 2014]
This Day in Blogging History: Iain Banks doesn'... [Published Boing Boing - May 22 2014]
BDS Movement: Barbarians Inside the Gates - Par... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - May 08 2014]
OH HUGO GERNSBACK NO [Published Obsidian Wings - May 05 2014]
Notable Deaths of 2013 [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Jan 18 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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