What were they thinking?

February 13, 2008

Last week I was startled to discover a targeted email from Amazon offering me “New and Notable Releases in Religion and Spirituality”.

Offering to me.

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January 16, 2008

Orbit have released an extract of the new Iain M. Banks Culture novel Matter, due out early February in the UK and US. It’s his first culture novel since Look To Windward in 2000 and it looks like it will be worth the wait.

If you haven’t heard of Banks, check out his official website or his Wikipedia entry for a quick overview. He has authored a selection of fiction, non-fiction and science fiction, all of which is brilliant (although sometimes disturbing) and well worth a look.