Iain M Banks - 'Culture series' Page 14

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  • elstoof 21 Feb 2018 20:37:37 25,863 posts
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    Blimey. Iím in.
  • Technoishmatt 21 Feb 2018 20:41:32 4,267 posts
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    That's gonna be tough! Hope they manage it.
  • mal 22 Feb 2018 03:51:49 29,326 posts
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    Can we make a TV topic thread for this then? Not having you streaming TV turds in my lovely book thread.
  • evild_edd 22 Feb 2018 10:59:23 4,247 posts
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    !!!

    Interesting news. Hope they do it justice.
  • figgis 22 Feb 2018 13:29:08 7,721 posts
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    Dennis Kelly is the guy who wrote Utopia, that was good (and pretty Dark).
  • Plant 22 Feb 2018 15:45:51 356 posts
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    That's ace news.
    I've just finished re-reading it a few weeks ago. I just hope the series is well received enough that they make Player of Games and Look to Windward.
  • The12thMonkey 22 Feb 2018 16:34:41 566 posts
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    It is great news, and makes for an interesting development for a studio - aside from a couple of characters, the only recurring part is the universe.

    Player of Games would be brilliant if they get to it, but Use of Weapons was always my favourite... but how does that translate to screen?
  • elstoof 22 Feb 2018 18:05:21 25,863 posts
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    It doesnít really, unless they completely changed it beyond recognition
  • mudskipp 22 Feb 2018 18:35:28 78 posts
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    I don't know how well a tv series could convey the feeling of massiveness and distance in the books, but would definitely be interested to see the finger licking islanders section.. That bit really went through me
  • StixxUK 9 Sep 2018 11:30:24 8,330 posts
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    Anyone got any similar authors and where would you recommend I start

    I've got Alastair Reynolds and Peter F. Hamilton on the list so far.

    Although weirdly, the first Hamilton book, Pandora's Star is not available in physical format anywhere, the only way I seem to be able to find it is digital.
  • RyanDS 9 Sep 2018 11:33:26 13,275 posts
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    The gap cycle by Stephen Donaldson is stinking and has a dark side like Banks works.
  • cov 9 Sep 2018 12:23:01 2,269 posts
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    Gap series is brilliant.. Richard Morgan and Neil Asher are in the same vein in different ways

    Banks said he write consider phlebeas in particular with the screen in mind... it's ideal
  • cov 9 Sep 2018 12:24:05 2,269 posts
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    Michael Marshall smith too
  • elstoof 9 Sep 2018 12:55:08 25,863 posts
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    People have talked about Anne Leckieís debut series being in the same vein but I couldnít get into it. Dropped the first one about a 1/4 of the way through but YMMV
  • cov 9 Sep 2018 14:19:26 2,269 posts
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    Me too... couldn't finish first

    Same with Jeff thingy annihilation stuff ... read first but left me cold
  • elstoof 9 Sep 2018 14:53:06 25,863 posts
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    Just so dry, wasnít it
  • cov 9 Sep 2018 15:54:38 2,269 posts
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    That's the word :)
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