Iain M. Banks

La SF et la société de l’information

La SF et la société de l’information

La société de l’information qui se développe depuis quarante ans transforme radicalement nos vies rendant les vieilles idéologies issues de la société industrielle inadaptées à résoudre bon nombre des problèmes que rencontre aujourd’hui ... Read More »

Review – Inversions by Iain M. Banks

Review – Inversions by Iain M. Banks

A review of Bank's Inversion. Read More »

Review: The Space Opera Renaissance edited by Kathryn Cramer & David G. Hartwell

Review: The Space Opera Renaissance edited by Kathryn Cramer & David G. Hartwell

An updated review of a seminal and influential anthology - The Space Opera Renaissance Read More »

Why Science Fiction Has a Troubled Relationship With Utopias

Why Science Fiction Has a Troubled Relationship With Utopias

Maybe it's time to donate to SETI ... and vote for politicians who believe that Gross National Happiness is less important than Gross National Aerospace Investment. Read More »

Top Secret

Crossroads: I Spy, with My Little Eye…Espionage in Speculative Fiction

Hello and welcome to August! I was away for much of July on a “blogging vacation”, and I very much missed you and our ongoing genre mash-up conversation while I was gone. Now that I’m back, this month we’ll be looking at the ... Read More »

Oh my God! I Miss You, Iain Banks.

Oh my God! I Miss You, Iain Banks.

Oh my God! I miss you. Read More »

Iain M. Banks – In Memorium

Science fiction lost Scottish author Iain M. Banks to gall bladder cancer on June 9, just over two months after he announced that he had been diagnosed with the disease.  Banks began publishing fiction in 1984 with his non-genre novel The Wasp Factor... Read More »

IAIN M. BANKS – 16 February 1954 – 9 June 2013

IAIN M. BANKS – 16 February 1954 – 9 June 2013

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Crossroads: A Genre Darkly

World-building, extrapolation, analogy, conceptual breakthrough, thought experiment - these are science fiction's basic methods. Other genres might occasionally borrow them, but SF has sharpened them to a razor's edge. So what happens when this set o... Read More »