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A Song of Stone is a novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1997.
The Admiralty, originally known as the Office of the Admiralty and Marine Affairs, was the government department responsible for the command of the Royal Navy firstly in the Kingdom of England, secondly in the Kingdom of Great Britain, and from 1801 to 1964, the United Kingdom and former British Empire.
Against a Dark Background is a science fiction novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks, first published in 1993.
Alastair Preston Reynolds (born 13 March 1966) is a British science fiction author.
Anarchism is a political philosophy that advocates self-governed societies based on voluntary institutions.
Apartheid started in 1948 in theUnion of South Africa |year_start.
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.
The Arthur C. Clarke Award is a British award given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year.
Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals.
The Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS) is a Scottish educational charity, founded in 1970 to promote and support the teaching, study and writing of Scottish literature.
An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC News Online is the website of BBC News, the division of the BBC responsible for newsgathering and production.
BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.
BBC Radio 6 Music (also still known as BBC 6 Music or BBC 6) is one of the BBC's digital radio stations.
BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
The BMW M5 is a sports saloon version of the 5 Series executive car built by the Motorsport division of BMW.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (also known as the BDS Movement) is a global campaign promoting various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets what the campaign describes as " obligations under international law", defined as withdrawal from the occupied territories, removal of the separation barrier in the West Bank, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and promotion of the right of return of Palestinian refugees.
Brian Wilson Aldiss, OBE (18 August 1925 – 19 August 2017) was an English writer and anthologies editor, best known for science fiction novels and short stories.
The British Fantasy Awards are administered annually by the British Fantasy Society (BFS) and were first awarded in 1976.
British literature is literature in the English language from the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands.
The British Science Fiction Association was founded in 1958 by a group of British science fiction fans, authors, publishers and booksellers, in order to encourage science fiction in every form.
British Steel plc was a major British steel producer.
Bryan Talbot (born 24 February 1952) is a British comic book artist and writer, best known as the creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and its sequel Heart of Empire, as well as the ''Grandville'' series of books.
The BSFA Awards are literary awards presented annually since 1970 by the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) to honour works in the genre of science fiction.
Canal Dreams is a novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1989.
Chancery Lane is a one-way street situated in the ward of Farringdon Without in the City of London.
Charles Martin is a 2007 British Academy Children's Awards-winning television director.
Charles David George "Charlie" Stross (born 18 October 1964) is an award-winning British writer of science fiction, Lovecraftian horror, and fantasy.
Communitarianism is a philosophy that emphasizes the connection between the individual and the community.
Complicity (or Retribution in the US market) is a 2000 film based on the novel Complicity by Iain Banks.
Complicity is a novel by Scottish author Iain Banks.
Consider Phlebas, first published in 1987, is a space opera novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks.
The Culture series is a science fiction series written by Scottish author Iain M. Banks.
Dan Simmons (born April 4, 1948) is an American science fiction and horror writer.
Glen David Brin (born October 6, 1950) is an American scientist and author of science fiction.
David S. Garnett (born 1947) is a UK science fiction author and editor whose novels include Cosmic Carousel, Stargonauts and Bikini Planet.
Dead Air is a Scottish novel by Iain Banks, published in 2002.
Dead by Dawn is an independent film festival in Edinburgh, Scotland specifically devoted to horror films.
The Declaration of Calton Hill was a declaration calling for an independent Scottish Republic, created by the Scottish Socialist Party.
Dunfermline (Dunfaurlin, Dùn Phàrlain) is a town and former Royal Burgh, and parish, in Fife, Scotland, on high ground from the northern shore of the Firth of Forth.
Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann; Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (often referred to as simply The Fringe) is the world's largest arts festival, which in 2017 spanned 25 days and featured 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival (EIBF) is a book festival that takes place in the last three weeks of August every year in Charlotte Square in the centre of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh.
Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is an American business magnate, investor and engineer.
Espedair Street is a novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1987.
Espedair Street was a four-part BBC radio adaptation of the Iain Banks novel Espedair Street broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.
Excession is a science fiction novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks.
Faversham is a market town and civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, England.
Feersum Endjinn is a science fiction novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks, first published in 1994.
Fife (Fìobha) is a council area and historic county of Scotland.
The Firth of Forth (Linne Foirthe) is the estuary (firth) of several Scottish rivers including the River Forth.
Gallbladder cancer is a relatively uncommon cancer.
Gary Lloyd (born 1965) is a Canadian-born British composer and producer.
Gavin Millar (born 11 January 1938 in Clydebank, Scotland) is a Scottish film director, critic and television presenter.
The Gaza flotilla raid was a military operation by Israel against six civilian ships of the "Gaza Freedom Flotilla" on 31 May 2010 in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea.
Gourock (Guireag) is a town falling within the Inverclyde council area and formerly forming a burgh of the county of Renfrew in the West of Scotland.
The Hugo Awards are a set of literary awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.
Ian James Rankin, (born 28 April 1960) is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels.
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries.
Ice skating is the act of motion by wearer of the ice skates to propel the participant across a sheet of ice.
Inversions is a science fiction novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks, first published in 1998.
Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University.
The Jaguar Mark 2 is a medium-sized saloon car built from late 1959 to 1967 by Jaguar in Coventry, England.
Reginald Jeeves, usually referred to as Jeeves, is a fictional character in a series of comedic short stories and novels by English author P. G. Wodehouse.
Jeffrey Paul "Jeph" Jacques (born June 17, 1980) is an American cartoonist who writes and draws the webcomics Questionable Content, Alice Grove, and DORD (and formerly "Indietits").
The John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, or Campbell Memorial Award, is an annual award presented by the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas to the author of the best science fiction novel published in English in the preceding calendar year.
The Kemlo series is a series of children's science fiction novels written by Reginald Alec Martin, under the pseudonym of E. C. Eliott.
Kenneth Macrae MacLeod (born 2 August 1954) is a Scottish science fiction writer.
Kirkcaldy (Cair Chaladain) is a town and former royal burgh in Fife, on the east coast of Scotland.
Kirsteen Anne "Kirsty" Wark FRSE (born 3 February 1955) is a British journalist and television presenter, best known for fronting BBC Two's news and current affairs programme Newsnight since 1993, and its weekly arts spin-off Newsnight Review (later The Review Show) from 2002 to 2014.
The Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis is possibly the best-known science fiction award from Germany.
The Land Rover Defender (initially called the Land Rover Ninety and Land Rover One Ten) is a British four-wheel drive off-road vehicle developed in the 1980s from the original Land Rover Series which was launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show in April 1948.
The Lexus RX (Japanese: レクサス・RX, Rekusasu RX) is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV that is based on the Toyota Highlander and sold since 1998 by Lexus, a luxury division of Toyota.
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Literary fiction is fiction that is regarded as having literary merit, as distinguished from most commercial or "genre" fiction.
The Locus Awards are an annual set of literary awards by the science fiction and fantasy magazine Locus, a monthly based in Oakland, California, United States.
Look to Windward is a science fiction novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks, first published in 2000.
Michael John Harrison (born 26 July 1945), known for publication purposes primarily as M. John Harrison, is an English author and literary critic.
Marc Riley (born 10 July 1961 in Manchester) is an English radio DJ, alternative rock critic and musician.
Mastermind is a British game show, well known for its challenging questions, intimidating setting, and air of seriousness.
Matter is a science fiction novel from Iain M. Banks set in his Culture universe.
The Minor Planet Center (MPC) is the official worldwide organization in charge of collecting observational data for minor planets (such as asteroids and comets), calculating their orbits and publishing this information via the Minor Planet Circulars.
The National Secular Society (NSS) is a British campaigning organisation that promotes secularism and the separation of church and state.
Neil Richard MacKinnon GaimanBorn as Neil Richard Gaiman, with "MacKinnon" added on the occasion of his marriage to Amanda Palmer.
North Queensferry is a village in Fife, Scotland, situated on the Firth of Forth where the Forth Bridge the Forth Road Bridge, and the Queensferry Crossing all meet the Fife coast, some from the centre of Edinburgh.
Novacon is an annual science fiction convention, usually held each November in the English Midlands.
Open Book is a BBC Radio 4 book review programme, presented by Mariella Frostrup The programme is broadcast on Sundays and Thursdays in the United Kingdom, and is available online via iPlayer, as is an archive of past issues.
The Open University (OU) is a public distance learning and research university, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education.
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 188114 February 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humourists of the 20th century.
Paul Douglas Cornell (born 18 July 1967) is a British writer best known for his work in television drama as well as Doctor Who fiction, and as the creator of one of the Doctor's spin-off companions, Bernice Summerfield.
Paul Matthew Gambaccini (born April 2, 1949) is an American-British radio and television presenter and author in the United Kingdom.
Paul Kincaid (born 22 September 1952 in Oldham, Lancashire) is a British science fiction critic.
Paul Mark Oakenfold (born 30 August 1963), formerly known mononymously as Oakenfold, is an English record producer and trance DJ.
The Porsche 911 (pronounced Nine Eleven or in Neunelfer) is a two-door, 2+2 high performance rear-engined classic German sports car made since 1963 by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany.
The Porsche Boxster and Cayman are mid-engined two-seater sports cars built by Porsche.
Post-scarcity is an economic theory in which most goods can be produced in great abundance with minimal human labor needed, so that they become available to all very cheaply or even freely.
The Prometheus Award is an award for libertarian science fiction novels given annually by the Libertarian Futurist Society, which also publishes the quarterly journal Prometheus.
Question Time is a BBC topical debate television programme in the United Kingdom, based on the radio programme Any Questions? The show typically features politicians from at least the three major political parties as well as other public figures who answer pre-selected questions put to them by members of an audience selected on the basis of its political views and demographic.
Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram is a nonfiction book by Iain Banks, first published in 2003.
Robert Anson Heinlein (See also the biography at the end of For Us, the Living, 2004 edition, p. 261. July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science-fiction writer.
Rosie M. Banks is a recurring fictional character in the Jeeves and Drones Club stories of English comic writer P. G. Wodehouse, being a romance novelist and the wife of Bingo Little.
Rosyth (Ros Fhìobh, "headland of Fife") is a town on the Firth of Forth, three miles (4.8 km) south of the centre of Dunfermline.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
Scotch whisky (often simply called Scotch) is malt whisky or grain whisky made in Scotland.
Scottish independence (Scots unthirldom; Neo-eisimeileachd na h-Alba) is a political aim of various political parties, advocacy groups, and individuals in Scotland (which is a country of the United Kingdom) for the country to become an independent sovereign state.
The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP; Pàrtaidh Sòisealach na h-Alba; Scots Socialist Pairtie) is a left-wing political party campaigning for the establishment of an independent, socialist Scotland.
Sentience is the capacity to feel, perceive or experience subjectively.
The Socialist Review is the monthly magazine of the British Socialist Workers Party.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., doing business as SpaceX, is a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California.
Stonemouth is a 2012 novel by Scottish author Iain Banks.
Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks is a science fiction novel in his Culture series, first published in the UK on 7 October 2010 and the US on 28 October 2010.
Terminal illness is an incurable disease that cannot be adequately treated and is reasonably expected to result in the death of the patient.
The Adventures of Luther Arkwright is a limited series comic book written and drawn by Bryan Talbot.
The Algebraist is a science fiction novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks, published in print in 2004.
The Bridge is a novel by Scottish author Iain Banks.
The Business is a novel by the Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1999.
The Crow Road is a novel by the Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1992.
The Crow Road is a four-part television miniseries by BBC Scotland in 1996, based faithfully on the novel by Scottish novelist Iain Banks.
The Culture is a fictional interstellar post-scarcity civilization that resembles or is organized similarly to, a communistic or anarcho-communistic society.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Hydrogen Sonata is a science fiction novel by Scottish author Iain M. Banks, set in his techno-utopian Culture universe.
The Player of Games is a science fiction novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks, first published in 1988.
The Quarry is Iain Banks' final novel, which was published posthumously in late June 2013.
The South Bank Show is a television arts magazine show.
The State of the Art is a short story collection by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks, first published in 1991.
The Steep Approach to Garbadale is a novel by the Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 2007.
The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.
The Wasp Factory is the first novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1984.
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007.
The is a subcompact car sold by Toyota since 1999, replacing the Starlet.
Transition is a novel by Iain Banks, first published in 2009.
The genre of travel literature encompasses outdoor literature, guide books, nature writing, and travel memoirs.
University Challenge is a British quiz programme which first aired in 1962.
The University of St Andrews (informally known as St Andrews University or simply St Andrews; abbreviated as St And, from the Latin Sancti Andreae, in post-nominals) is a British public research university in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.
The University of Stirling is a public university founded by Royal charter in 1967.
Paul Oakenfold produced Urban Soundtracks for pieces of classic and contemporary literature from late 1999 to 2002.
Use of Weapons is a science fiction novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks, first published in 1990.
A utopia is an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens.
Viriconium is a series of novels and stories written by M. John Harrison between 1971 and 1984, set in and around the fictional city of the same name.
Walking on Glass is the second novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1985.
Whit, or, Isis amongst the unsaved is a novel by the Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1995.
10 Downing Street, colloquially known in the United Kingdom as Number 10, is the headquarters of the Government of the United Kingdom and the official residence and office of the First Lord of the Treasury, a post which, for much of the 18th and 19th centuries and invariably since 1905, has been held by the Prime Minister.
The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War (also called Operation Iraqi Freedom).
The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Loncon 3, was held 14-18 August 2014 at ExCeL London in London, England.