11 Rules of Good Writing That Iain M. Banks Left as His Legacy

Over the weekend, author Iain M. Banks died of cancer — just two months after announcing that he had less than a year to live. He left behind some of the greatest works of science fiction ever written. Here are eleven Banksian rules of good SF writing, that we would do well to remember long into the future. » 6/10/13 11:03am 6/10/13 11:03am

Iain M. Banks, author of the Culture novels, has passed away

We knew this day was coming, but we hoped that it wouldn't be so soon. Iain M. Banks, author of the Culture series, The Algebraist, and a host of other novels, both genre and non-genre, has passed away. » 6/09/13 9:00am 6/09/13 9:00am

Iain M. Banks explains he wasn't writing science fiction for the money

Iain M. Banks has had two astoundingly great careers — with the middle initial, he's one of the most influential and brilliant science fiction authors of the past 25 years. Without it, he's a great literary author. And some people believe he did the science fiction to subsidize his literary work. If anything, it's the… » 5/21/13 1:20pm 5/21/13 1:20pm

With "Transition," Iain M. Banks Reinvents The Multiverse Novel

Iain M. Banks' latest novel Transition, in bookstores this week, will jelly your brains in brilliant weirdness. Banks turns political world-building on its head in this exciting tale of an Earth-based multiverse in turmoil, where dimension-hopping assassins jockey for power. » 9/23/09 4:26pm 9/23/09 4:26pm