History Creator / IainBanks

2nd Jul '17 12:20:37 PM Alia_of
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* SecondPersonNarration: Some chapters of Creator/IainBanks's ''Complicity'' are written in this in [[PresentTenseNarrative present tense]]. These describe the actions of a murderer. It really helps to hide the identity of the killer (even their gender) but the result is also very creepy.
18th Dec '16 2:01:34 PM Xtifr
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'''Iain Banks''' (1954 - 2013) was a Scottish writer who alternated between straight fiction (as Iain Banks) and ScienceFiction (as Iain M. Banks). He was listed by the ''Times'' as one of the 50 greatest British writers.

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'''Iain Banks''' Iain Banks (1954 - 2013) was a Scottish writer who alternated between straight fiction (as Iain Banks) and ScienceFiction (as Iain M. Banks). He was listed by the ''Times'' as one of the 50 greatest British writers.
12th Oct '16 4:58:41 PM OperativeKlause
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* ''Literature/TheAlgebraist'' (2004)
16th Aug '16 7:48:52 AM 06tele
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* IncestIsRelative: He was very fond of writing about incestuous couplings.


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* PervertDad: Actually Pervert Grandfather: in ''Whit'', Isis's grandfather deems that she has misbehaved according to the rules of the cult that he founded and she fervently believes in, so at first he has them pray together, then he insists that they undress (and she reluctantly complies)...and then she has to fight him off her.
16th Aug '16 7:39:58 AM 06tele
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* BiTheWay: Insofar as Isis in ''Whit'' fancies people, they can be of either sex.
16th Aug '16 7:37:26 AM 06tele
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* CombatPragmatist: In ''Whit'', BadassAdorable heroine Isis witnesses a black friend being menaced by racist thugs. She herself is mixed race, although she looks white, and is horrified. She goes into an ordinary shop and buys a kid's water pistol and a bottle of Tabasco sauce. She combines the two to make instant [[NonLethalWarfare pepper spray]] [[spoiler:which she uses, to devastating effect.]]

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* CombatPragmatist: In ''Whit'', BadassAdorable heroine Isis witnesses a black friend being menaced by racist thugs. She herself is mixed race, although she looks white, and is horrified. She goes into an ordinary shop and buys a kid's water pistol and a bottle of Tabasco sauce. She combines the two to make instant [[NonLethalWarfare pepper spray]] [[spoiler:which she uses, to devastating effect.]]
2nd Jun '16 4:26:26 AM SorPepita
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->''...a story which both embraces and rejects the romanticism of space adventure; a story which unsettles as often as it thrills.''

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->''... a story which both embraces and rejects the romanticism of space adventure; a story which unsettles as often as it thrills.''
20th Jan '16 11:46:13 PM PaulA
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Banks was happy to borrow ideas from all over the Science field. Sometimes this complexity gets out of hand. ''Feersum Endjinn'' is perhaps an example when the special effects take over and the story gets lost.

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Banks was happy to borrow ideas from all over the Science field. Sometimes this complexity gets out of hand. ''Feersum Endjinn'' ''Literature/FeersumEndjinn'' is perhaps an example when the special effects take over and the story gets lost.



* ''Literature/AgainstADarkBackground'' (1994)

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* ''Literature/AgainstADarkBackground'' (1993)
* ''Literature/FeersumEndjinn''
(1994)
20th Jan '16 10:12:18 PM PaulA
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* {{BFG}}: In ''Literature/AgainstADarkBackground'', a group of solipsistic mercenaries dump an advanced weapon that they have been gifted after falsely assuming that it has run out of ammo. Previously they had used it to shoot down several jet fighters.
20th Jan '16 10:00:56 PM PaulA
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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Banks and fellow Scottish science fiction writer Creator/{{Ken MacLeod}} in real life.
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