Iain M. Banks
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Iain M. Banks

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. Consider Phlebas, his first science fiction novel, was published under the name Iain M. Banks in 1987. He is now acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative, and exciting writers of his generation. Iain Banks lives in Fife, Scotland. Find out more about him at www.iainbanks.net.

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    • Consider Phlebas

    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,873
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,592
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,604

    The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Culture is a magnificent and enticing vision.

    • By Hyacinth on 04-20-12

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Player of Games

    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,729
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,465
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,469

    The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spectacular reading of a cult sci fi classic

    • By Guy Harrison on 06-18-11

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Algebraist

    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Geoff Annis
    • Length: 24 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 502
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506

    For short-lived 'quick' races like humans, space is dominated by the complicated, grandiose Mercatoria, whose rule is both military and religious....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masterpiece.

    • By M. Lambert on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $33.36

    • Use of Weapons

    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197

    The man known as Cheradenine Zakalwe was one of Special Circumstances' foremost agents, changing the destiny of planets to suit the Culture through intrigue, dirty tricks and military action....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tips on how to listen to this novel - NO SPOILERS

    • By Ken on 05-12-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Surface Detail

    • A Culture Novel
    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,003
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 998

    It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. And it begins with a murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Devestatingly superior

    • By Steven on 11-21-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Hydrogen Sonata

    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 998
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 911
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 910

    The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, provably, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent chapter in the Culture series

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-27-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Matter

    • Culture, Book 8
    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 756
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 688
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 685

    In a world renowned even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one man it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one who could clear his name....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What happened to Peter Kenny?

    • By Bill on 01-18-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Look to Windward

    • Culture Series, Book 7
    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    It was one of the less glorious incidents of a long-ago war. It led to the destruction of two suns and the billions of lives they supported....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another fantastic Culture book

    • By Brendan Woodward on 12-19-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Excession

    • Culture Series, Book 5
    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    Two and a half millennia ago, the artifact appeared in a remote corner of space....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect team(?) at the top of their game

    • By Peter on 12-01-13

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The State Of The Art

    • Culture Series, Book 4
    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    The first ever collection of Iain Banks's short fiction, this volume includes the acclaimed novella, The State of the Art....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • May require hospital grade painkillers...

    • By Peter on 02-07-14

    Regular price: $21.31

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