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This is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) list for the alt.books.iain-banks newsgroup.

The list has been compiled by looking at topics that come up for discussion frquently on the newsgroup. Some of these have been covered a few times and have had pretty much all that can be discussed in them discussed to death.

But DON'T WORRY, alt.books.iain-banks is a very friendly place overall, we won't knock you down in flames if you look in wiht an honest question (it's been described as the Stepford newsgroup). We are always interested in people with interesting things to say, even if it's just a new perspective on an old topic.

But do please read the FAQ, it's just good manners to show that you really are interested and to try to find out whether you really do have something new to say, also please either read some of the newusers newsgroups or 'lurk' for a while (read, but don't post) for general ideas on newsgroup etiquette (eg. no HTML posting, plain text only, NO pictures or any other binary files).

The FAQ is here.

But BE ADVISED:

THE FAQ CONTAINS MANY FACTS ABOUT THE WORK OF IAIN (M) BANKS.
IT IS POSSIBLE THAT NOT ALL OF THE SPOILERS HAVE BEEN SIFTED OUT TO THE SECOND SECTION (THERE IS A LINK TO THIS).
IF YOU SPOT ANY (SORRY!) PLEASE MAIL OR POST TO THE NEWSGROUP.