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The State Of The Art

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30th November 2023

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780356521664

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The works of Iain M. Banks have forever changed the face of modern science fiction. With breathtaking imagination and extraordinary storytelling, they have secured his reputation as one of the most extraordinary and influential writers in the genre.

‘Banks is a phenomenon’
William Gibson

The State of the Art is the only collection of Iain M. Banks’s short ­fiction and includes the acclaimed Culture novella of the same name.

From science ­fiction to horror, dark fantasy to twisted comedy, all eight stories bear the inde­finable stamp of Banks’s staggering talent.

Praise for the novels of Iain M. Banks:

‘Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution’ Independent on Sunday

‘Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future’ Guardian

‘Jam-packed with extraordinary invention’
Scotsman

‘Compulsive reading’
Sunday Telegraph

The novels of Iain M. Banks:

The Culture series
Consider Phlebas
The Player of Games
Use of Weapons
Excession
Inversions
Look to Windward
Matter
Surface Detail
The Hydrogen Sonata

The State of the Art

Other books by Iain M. Banks
Against a Dark Background
Feersum Endjinn
The Algebraist


Also now available:
The Culture: The Drawings – an extraordinary collection of original illustrations faithfully reproduced from sketchbooks Banks kept in the 1970s and 80s, depicting the ships, habitats, geography, weapons and language of Banks’ Culture series of novels in incredible detail.

Reviews

NME
Poetic, humourous, baffling, terrifying, sexy - the books of Iain M. Banks are all these things and more
William Gibson
Banks is a phenomenon: the wildly successful, fearlessly creative author of brilliant and disturbing non-genre novels, he's equally at home writing pure science fiction of a perculiarly gnarly energy and elegance
THE TIMES
There is now no British SF writer to whose work I look forward with greater keenness