April 29, 2007
Iain Banks' next Culture novel, Matter
Yesterday at Alt.Fiction 2007 Iain Banks revealed that his next Culture novel is due for release in February and is to be called Matter. Apparently the working title for The Steep Approach To Garbadale was Matter and he's decided to call the Culture novel the same to annoy everyone on the internet. Ha.
He also read a section of the book out, it contained everything you'd expect from a Culture novel : drones, inferior societies, carnage, sarcasm and wit.