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When is Sci-fi not Sci-fi? When it’s Inversions

Spoiler Check: I have completed Inversions by Iain M Banks  Inversions by the late Iain M Banks is regarded as a novel in his science fiction Culture series. But would anyone reading it as a stand-alone book recognise it as science … Continue reading

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The oddness explained

 A couple of posts ago, I mentioned my surprise and amazement on discovering that I had managed to pick Excession, the fourth book in Iain M. Banks’s Culture series, as my new read on Audible in all ignorance of the fact … Continue reading

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Utterly shocked …

 … to hear the awful news about Iain Banks. It would have been terrible news at any time but I think maybe worse because I am right in the middle of, and very much enjoying, one of his books so … Continue reading

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How very odd …

 It is unusual for me to be at a loss to decide what to read next on Audible. I usually have a host of books I am itching to read, but when I recently finished Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, … Continue reading

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Catching up

 My posts on this blog have become so sporadic (life gets in the way) that I am struggling to remember all the books I’ve read in recent months. What follows is an aide-memoire and I will come back to these … Continue reading

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Overuse of Literary Weapons

Spoiler Check: I am part way through Chapter Eight of Use of Weapons (third book in the Culture series) by Iain M. Banks  On starting up the Audible version of Use of Weapons you get a warning about the unusual … Continue reading

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