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try the links in the navigation bar or:
This is the new home for the content that was to be found on the 'excession'
website - scenes and images from the books of Iain M Banks as I imagine
Realistically I think
updates may continue to be very infrequent from now on but...
- 30th Jan 10: Look what I found (again)...
managed to recall the password to an old Tripod account that held
content for this site ages ago and found some stuff that I thought was
lost. I'm not going to add it to an HTML page since I don't have
an HTML editor installed on this PC yet but here's the directory. There's loads of stuff, including a text file giving the mappings for the keys for the marain font that I did.
- 08th Feb 09: Animation
I've found some old files and re-run some test renders of an animation
of the Mark Salwowksi
cover of 'The State of the Art' (the one with the metal bug). They're
here & here.
Second one is 720p HDish but quite highly compressed. At some point I
might find time to do it properly...
- 26th July 08: Culture
For some time I've had a mirror of an impressively old copy of an
Iain Banks newsgroup FAQ on this site in the mistaken belief that it was
down, but old Tripod sites never die so it
still lives - I'd delete it if I could remember the password. Anyway
now Matthew Stanfield has updated it and there's a newer, better copy
completeness I've retained the old one as a zipped copy on this site (mainly
because I still like the design and colours - and no, I don't know why
either) so if you're bothered it's here -
it will never be updated so use at your peril.
- 6th May: Link to
I've had an email from Mark Salwowski - the artist who did many of
the Iain M Banks covers. He requests a link to his site
and I'm happy to oblige and further to recommend that it's definitely
worth a look: http://www.salwowski.com
The IMB covers and lots of others are up, some medium and some high resolution
- 21st December:
Found something else:
the old Marain font I did ages ago -
the spacing's not up to much and the mappings might be a bit weird (not
all Marain characters map directly to English letters) but you can't have
everything. Link to the file above and here.
- 23rd August: New
Picture in 'images 2'
got round to finishing something I've been working on for ages - lots
of image manipulation finally got it into a form I was happy with
- 5th February: Look
what I found:
This was taken
from the Culture Fanzine a long time ago - I re-drew some sketches that
were done by the fair Mr Banks himself to make this. It's stored in the
Try the links to
images 1 & 2 in the navigation bar.
- New site launched June 2002
- New picture in images 2 (13/06/02)
- New picture in images 2 (09/02/03)
- New section - archives (02/06/03)
- New section alt.books.iain-banks (18/04/04)
- New picture completed (19/09/04)
- New picture uploaded (02/10/04)
- New section - 'in progress' (03/10/04)
- Old picture found (05/02/05)
- New picture in images 2 (23/08/05)
- Marain font (21/12/06)
- Link to try(06/05/07)
- Culture FAQ (26/07/08)
- Animation (kind of...) (08/02/09)
- Look what I found (again)... (30/01/10)