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Monday, July 01, 2013

Celebrating the work of Iain [M.] Banks

From Edinburgh City of Literature comes a short season of events 'celebrating the work of author Iain [M] Banks' this summer, culminating with an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. They include a screening of The Crow Road at the Filmhouse, and an exhibition of SF poetry at the Scottish Poetry Library. I'm taking part in the (already sold-out) Book Festival event, along with Ian Rankin and Val McDermid. I'm also taking part in Illicit Ink's This Side of Paradise, an evening of utopian readings next Sunday at the Bongo Club:
Brought to you by the folk who like to conduct gruesome fictional experiments on stage and play in the dark, This Side of Paradise will be a heaven on earth. Compèring the night is science fiction visionary Andrew J. Wilson. Bringing the paradise to life with original stories and instruments of science are writers Ken MacLeod, Ariadne Cass-Maran, Erin McElhinney, Halsted Bernard, Hal Duncan and Tom Moore.


Ken, will the Book festival event(on the 25th) be taped?

I expect so.

Is this genuine and unrelated to you?

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