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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.



Oooh is there a transcript of what he read out on the net anywhere?!

Not officially from Alt.Fiction I think. Also didn't see anyone with a laptop. I was busy listening and only had a notebook and pen!

It was good though. :-)

Wow! Less than a year till THE NEXT CULTURE BOOK. Life is worth living again!

There is a poor quality phone cam video of him reading it out on youtube: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xwPYw615Ud4