Iain M. Banks
AUTHOR

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.

Read more Read less

JOIN AUDIBLE FREE FOR 30 DAYS AND STAY FOR $14.95/mo.

Best Sellers

    • Consider Phlebas

    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,584
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,322
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,333

    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 2,459
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,219

    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
    • Great introduction to The Culture series

    • By Ken on 08-04-11

    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 408
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374

    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
    • I love Iain M. Banks, so sad to have lost him

    • By jhanken on 08-20-18

    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 1,157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054

    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 1,084
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 919
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 916

    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

    • 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 670
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 611
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608

    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

    • 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 917
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 836
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 835

    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 James on 01-27-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • 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 248
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    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 Bridge

    • By: Iain Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    A man lies in a coma after a near-fatal accident. His body broken, his memory vanished, he finds himself in the surreal world of the bridge....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • that banks fellow is a sure mad wicked writer!

    • By Nicholas G. Gully on 09-26-17

    Regular price: $18.58

    • Transition

    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 228

    There is a world that hangs suspended between triumph and catastrophe, between the dismantling of the Wall and the fall of the Twin Towers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally an Iain M. Banks book on audible...

    • By Kurt on 10-29-09

    Regular price: $22.80

Are you an author?

Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.