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Science fiction has its own history, its own legacy of what's been done, what's been superseded, what's so much part of the furniture it's practically part of the fabric now, what's become no more than a joke...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
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 9th
most popular celebrity for the day (February 16) and the 30th 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 283rd most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Iain Banks' birthday, Iain Banks is the 24th most famous Scottish.
In general, Iain Banks ranks as the 3186th
most popular famous person, and the 83rd most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time.
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