Tag Archives: Iain Banks

Fictional religious communities

There have been a lot of fictional religious communities.¬†The Children of the New Revelation in my running serial¬†Prophecies and Penalties are hardly the first. So I thought I’d take a look at four examples, two from the 19th century, two … Continue reading

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You’ll be missed, Iain (M.) Banks

Just saw the news this morning about the death of Iain Banks yesterday, at age 59 (1954-2013). Banks was one of the living science fiction writers I wanted to meet; now I’ll never have the chance. And we won’t see … Continue reading

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