Tag Archives: Iain M Banks

Books That Have Stayed With Rich

Inspired this morning by skullsinthestars‘ own fascinating list, I have come up with my own list of 10 books which, as according to the stipulations on Facebook, have “stayed with you in some way”, and which “don’t have to be … Continue reading

Posted in Literature, satire, SF, Supernatural fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Feu de Joie to Wake The Dead (Iain Banks, ‘A Song of Stone’)

“And the castle, dredged from rock, fashioned from that hardness by flesh and brain and bone and by the tides of all competing interests of men, is a poem carved from that strength; a brave and comely song of stone.” … Continue reading

Posted in thriller | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The bomb lives only as it is falling (Iain M Banks, ‘Use of Weapons’)

I. With such engagement, we can see how the Culture novels are progressing at this stage; book three, and yet again there are signature tropes, namely the complex central character (usually somewhat male), a female antagonist of persuasive talents over … Continue reading

Posted in narrative theory, SF | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

We came in all guns blazing anyway (Iain M Banks, ‘Consider Phlebas’ and ‘The Player of Games’)

Hello, The Internet. I am Rich Fox. I’m a man in my mid-thirties, currently living in Bristol, England. I worked as a cinema projectionist on and off for about thirteen years, and now I’m half-way through my part-time MA in … Continue reading

Posted in SF | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment