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« Reply #14850 on: April 04, 2013, 01:03:15 PM »

wow that sucks Sad
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« Reply #14851 on: April 04, 2013, 01:24:18 PM »

ahahaha! art games win!
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« Reply #14852 on: April 04, 2013, 02:55:21 PM »

Didn't there used to be a TiGS podcast?
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« Reply #14853 on: April 04, 2013, 03:05:13 PM »

Didn't there used to be a TiGS podcast?

the official one has p. much died out; there was also a community one run by dragonmaw but nobody wants to hear nooblords like him talk for an hour straight so it died too
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« Reply #14854 on: April 04, 2013, 03:08:06 PM »

Shame. It sounded fun.
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« Reply #14855 on: April 04, 2013, 03:57:30 PM »

the unofficial one was way better
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« Reply #14856 on: April 04, 2013, 05:08:21 PM »

I wish they would bring that back or something, It would be good if it was done right.
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« Reply #14857 on: April 04, 2013, 05:21:50 PM »

bug dragonmaw about it
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« Reply #14858 on: April 05, 2013, 12:54:31 AM »

Iain M. Banks is dying Sad

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/03/iain-banks-gall-bladder-cancer

When I've mentioned it to people I've only found one other person who even knew who he was. He's easily my favourite sci-fi writer and it sucks he won't be releasing any more Culture books.
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« Reply #14859 on: April 05, 2013, 03:08:07 AM »

I've never heard of him either.

If you recommended one of his books for the uninitiated to start with, which one would you recommend?
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« Reply #14860 on: April 05, 2013, 04:44:27 AM »

He's a good author, but I don't like the sort of colonialist old-britania ideology pervading the culture books
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« Reply #14861 on: April 05, 2013, 05:50:52 AM »

I've never heard of him either.

If you recommended one of his books for the uninitiated to start with, which one would you recommend?
The Player of Games is the one everybody always seems to recommend. It gives some pretty good insights into how the Culture works but it's a pretty straightforward story so it's not overwhelming. Consider Phlebas is good too, and most of it is from the perspective of the Culture being the bad guys, sort of. Both of those are really good books.

I think he might not be as well known in the US. I did buy a couple books when I was over there but they were well hidden away.
He's a good author, but I don't like the sort of colonialist old-britania ideology pervading the culture books
I'm not so sure that's really his ideology at all. If anything, he's pretty critical about the Culture being flawed, despite being a utopia for the people living in it. I mean it's obviously influenced by imperialism and it mirrors the idea of spreading "freedom" and "civilisation" that British colonialism dressed itself up as, but I think he focuses a lot on how amoral the Culture is as a civilisation, especially in the methods it uses to annex other civilisations.

I don't know. For all I know, you could be right and he could have a hard-on for the ~good old days~, but I've never really got the impression that he was putting the Culture and the things it does forward as good things.
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« Reply #14862 on: April 05, 2013, 09:47:51 AM »

Holy shit!
Why i didn't thought of that earlier 0_o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=R0-dsbeasgA
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« Reply #14863 on: April 06, 2013, 08:06:44 AM »

Iain Banks wrote some stuff about these cool spinning spaceships that created gravity and stuff.
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« Reply #14864 on: April 06, 2013, 08:11:57 AM »

Did anyone watch Vice's new show on HBO? It's really good gonzo journalism and the first episode mainly focuses on child soldiers around the world.
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