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About Iain Banks
Iain Banks was a Scottish author who rose to international recognition with his first novel The Wasp Factory, which was published in 1984. He went on to gain further prominence with his subsequent novels. His first science fiction book Consider Phlebas was published in 1987. Several of his books have been adapted for theatre and television. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest British writers of his generation.
From 1992 to 2009, he was married to Annie Blackburn. He married his second wife Adele Hartley in 2013, few months before his death.
In 2008, he was included in The Times' list of The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.
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Famous quotes by Iain Banks
A lot of what the 'Culture' is about is a reaction to all the science fiction I was reading in my very early teens.Iain Banks
I think a lot of people are frightened of technology and frightened of change, and the way to deal with something you're frightened of is to make fun of it. That's why science fiction fans are dismissed as geeks and nerds.Iain Banks
In so much of politics you're not allowed to disagree with what's been agreed.Iain Banks
My point has always been that, ever since the Industrial Revolution, science fiction has been the most important genre there is.Iain Banks
Science fiction has its own history, its own legacy of what's been done, what's been superseded, what's so much part of the furniture it's practically part of the fabric now, what's become no more than a joke... and so on. It's just plain foolish, as well as comically arrogant, to ignore all this, to fail to do the most basic research.Iain Banks
Science fiction is trying to find alternative ways of looking at realities.Iain Banks
Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn't matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state.Iain Banks
Torture is such a slippery slope as soon as you allow a society or any legal system to do that, almost instantly you get a situation where people are being tortured for very trivial reasons.Iain Banks
Iain Banks' Popularity
Iain Banks was a famous Scottish author, who was born on February 16, 1954. As a person born on this date, Iain Banks is listed in our database as the 20th most popular celebrity for the day (February 16) and the 31st most popular for the year (1954).
People born on February 16 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Iain Banks is the 436th most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Iain Banks' birthday, Iain Banks is the 30th most famous Scottish.
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