The Rani (rani_gallifrey) wrote in scifisisters,
The Rani

Iain M Banks - sci fi vs non

I've recently been introduced to Iain Banks' novels and also his sci fi books published under Iain M Banks.

I found the non-sci fi (eg Whit, The Crow Road) a lot easier to get into than the sci fi (specifically Excession, but I had the same problem with Feersum Endjinn several years ago).

Anyone else have any thoughts on Banks?

If the same experience as mine, any ideas on why this would be? It's the same author, after all - is he just not as good at the sci fi genre or do we have to work harder at inhabiting a different world compared with staying within our own?
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