➶ [Read] ➲ Espedair Street By Iain Banks ➾ – E17streets4all.co.uk Daniel Weir used to be a famous not to say infamous rock star Maybe still is At thirty one he has been both a brilliant failure and a dull success He's made a lot of mistakes that have paid off and a Daniel Weir used to be a famous not to say infamous rock star Maybe still is At thirty one he has been both a brilliant failure and a dull success He's made a lot of mistakes that have paid off and a lot of smart moves he'll regret forever however long that turns out to be Daniel Weir has gone from rags to riches and back and managed to hold onto them both though not much else His friends all seem to be dead fed up with him or just disgusted and who can blame them And now Daniel Weir is all alone As he contemplates his life Daniel realises he only has two problems the past and the future He knows how bad the past has been But the future well the future is something else.
Iain M BanksBanks's father was an officer in the Admiralty and his mother was once a professional ice skater Iain Banks was educated at the University of Stirling where he studied English Literature Philosophy and Psychology He moved to London and lived in the south of England until when he returned to Scotland living in Edinburgh and then FifeBanks met his wife Annie in London before the release of his first book They married in Hawaii in However he announced in early that after years together they had separated He lived most recently in North ueensferry a town on the north side of the Firth of Forth near the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road BridgeAs with his friend Ken MacLeod another Scottish writer of technical and social science fiction a strong awareness of left wing history shows in his writings The argument that an economy of abundance renders anarchy and adhocracy viable or even inevitable attracts many as an interesting potential experiment were it ever to become testable He was a signatory to the Declaration of Calton Hill which calls for Scottish independenceIn late Banks was a prominent member of a group of British politicians and media figures who campaigned to have Prime Minister Tony Blair impeached following the invasion of Ira In protest he cut up his passport and posted it to Downing Street In an interview in Socialist Review he claimed he did this after he abandoned the idea of crashing my Land Rover through the gates of Fife dockyard after spotting the guys armed with machine guns He related his concerns about the invasion of Ira in his book Raw Spirit and the principal protagonist Alban McGill in the novel The Steep Approach to Garbadale confronts another character with arguments in a similar veinInterviewed on Mark Lawson's BBC Four series first broadcast in the UK on November Banks explained why his novels are published under two different names His parents wished to name him Iain Menzies Banks but his father made a mistake when registering the birth and he was officially registered as Iain Banks Despite this he continued to use his unofficial middle name and it was as Iain M Banks that he submitted The Wasp Factory for publication However his editor asked if he would mind dropping the 'M' as it appeared too fussy The editor was also concerned about possible confusion with Rosie M Banks a minor character in some of PG Wodehouse's Jeeves novels who is a romantic novelist After his first three mainstream novels his publishers agreed to publish his first SF novel Consider Phlebas To distinguish between the mainstream and SF novels Banks suggested the return of the 'M' although at one stage he considered John B Macallan as his SF pseudonym the name deriving from his favourite whiskies Johnnie Walker Black Label and The Macallan single maltHis latest book was a science fiction SF novel in the Culture series called The Hydrogen Sonata published in Author Iain M Banks revealed in April that he had late stage cancer He died the following JuneThe Scottish writer posted a message on his official website saying his next novel The uarry due to be published later this year would be his last The uarry was published in June .
- 256 pages
- Espedair Street
- Iain Banks
- 12 July 2015 Iain Banks