I know we have a fair few Banks fans on the RPS forums, so I figured I'd alert people to this event:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/5299093732/eanrecl?ref=eanrec&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium= email&utm_campaign=attnews&utm_term=attlink#

The Scavenger species are circling. The End Days beckon for the Gzilt civilisation. Having made the collective decison to follow the well-trodden path of milllions, they are going to Sublime, elevating themselves to a new and almost infinitely more rich and complex existence. It seems that the final days of the Gzilt civilisation are likely to prove its most perilous. Come hear local author Iain Banks talk about his new novel.