Iain M. Banks returns to the Culture

Posted by Paul Raven @ 30-04-2007 in General

Great news via Big Dumb Object – the next Iain M. Banks novel is scheduled for release next February.

It’s set in the Culture (which was revealed a little while ago, IIRC), and will be called Matter (apparently just to annoy internet people, as that was the working title for Steep Approach to Garbadale).

According to BDO, the sample the man himself read out had all the usual IMB goodness we have come to expect. There’s a reason to look forward to the new year – as far as I’m concerned, the release of an Iain M. Banks novel should be treated as just cause for national holiday.

Banks holiday weekend, anyone?

OK, I’ll get my coat.

2 Responses to “Iain M. Banks returns to the Culture”

  1. James says:

    I like it. Any excuse for a holiday is good (as long as I still get paid).

  2. David says:

    Great joke, on another world! I’m glad the well mannered Mr I’M Banks is back to The Culture, albeit complexingly complex way. His recent novels including the M versions were somewhat ‘lost’.

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