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The new novel by Iain M. Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata, is published 4th October 2012
The new novel by Iain M. Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata, is published 4th October 2012

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Bestselling British science fiction authors Iain M. Banks, Alastair Reynolds and Peter Hamilton have come together for a unique Science Fiction Hangout on Air.  They will be hanging out live on +Google Play on Thursday, September 27th at 6:00pm (London Time) to discuss their latest books and science fiction in general. To join Iain, Alastair and Peter in the live hangout, submit your best question for the panel in the comments below and let us know how we can contact you here: and +Google Play will reach out to you if you’ve been selected.

Don't forget to check out their books on Google Play:

Peter F.Hamilton:
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Iain M. Banks explains The Culture (in under 30 seconds)

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An Evening with Iain M. Banks
The Hydrogen Sonata

Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 7:00PM 
Tickets £5/£3 for Waterstones Loyalty and NUS Cardholders, including a glass of wine or soft drink

Join us for this exciting event to celebrate the release of Iain M. Banks 'The Hydrogen Sonata'.  Iain will be talking about the long-awaited novel, and this is a must for all fans of his work.

Further details: 02078512400|Banks

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Venue: The Bookshop, BA1 5LS
Date Thursday 4th October
Time: Doors open 7.45pm for an 8pm start
£7 in advance, £8 on day

Join us for the launch of Iain M Banks’ new Culture novel The Hydrogen Sonata - a tour de force of storytelling from a true master of his art. Banks’ writing shows the imaginative potential and limitless scope of space opera at its very best, while also providing startling insight into the human condition. Don’t miss this chance to hear Iain M. Banks talk about the creative process and ideas that underpin the world of the Culture, and to celebrate this latest instalment. It will be one of the most exciting SF events of the year.

In association with SFX Magazine.

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Iain M. Banks comes to Bristol
The Hydrogen Sonata

Friday, 5 October 2012, 7:30PM - 8:30PM 
Tickets £5, available from the shop and redeemable against purchase of the book on the night.

Sci-Fi superstar and contemporary literary great Iain Banks will be in store to talk about his new Culture novel 'The Hydrogen Sonata'. His latest book is a classic space opera, set in his subtly crafted and sublimely conceived universe, and is a fitting work for a man described by The Times as one of the 50 greatest Bristish writers since 1945.

Further details: 01179252274|Banks

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Peter F. Hamilton, Iain M. Banks
The Hydrogen Sonata

Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 6:00PM 
Free tickets available from the shop.

Two science fiction superstars will be here at Waterstones Edinburgh West End. Iain M. Banks and Peter F. Hamilton will be discussing their new bestsellers ('The Hydrogen Sonata' & 'The Great North Road') and signing copies afterwards.

Further details: 0131 226 2666|Banks

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Iain M Banks
The Hydrogen Sonata
Thursday 11th October, 7pm
International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Tickets: £8/£6 concessions. Book on 0843 208 0500

In this rare treat for science fiction fans, the prolifically talented Iain M Banks launches the latest novel in his bestselling Culture series, The Hydrogen Sonata, 25 years on from the first edition, Consider Phlebas. The ancient Gzilt civilisation is preparing to elevate itself to the infinitely more rich and complex existence of Sublime, but first there is a mission to track down the oldest person in Culture, a man over 9,000 years old, to uncover some truths about the founding of society. Writing as Iain Banks, he has also published many highly acclaimed mainstream novels including The Wasp Factory, The Crow Road and Stonemouth.

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