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Old 12-03-2007, 08:12 AM   #1
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Question Looking for Iain M Banks Culture novels

Hi all,

I'm awaiting the arrival of a Cybook Gen 3, one of the series of books I want to get in eBook format is the Culture novels by Iain M Banks. I've been trying to find an online store which stocks his sci-fi titles but to no avail.

Just wondering if any of you have any information on where I can get any of Iain M Banks Culture eBooks.

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Old 12-03-2007, 08:27 AM   #2
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Consider Phlebas ftw!

Unfortunately it looks like only a couple of Banks novels are available electronically, all non-Culture.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:13 AM   #4
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Interestingly there is an active listing on Ebay for ten Iain Banks ebooks (including Use Of Weapons and Consider Phlebas) which claims they are in the 'public domain'. :-/
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:30 AM   #5
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Interestingly there is an active listing on Ebay for ten Iain Banks ebooks (including Use Of Weapons and Consider Phlebas) which claims they are in the 'public domain'. :-/
If you go to the seller's online store, you'll see a number of other such collections. I suspect the same claim is made for all of them.
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:17 PM   #6
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All of the Culture novels are out there. None of them legally.
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:26 PM   #7
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Interestingly there is an active listing on Ebay for ten Iain Banks ebooks (including Use Of Weapons and Consider Phlebas) which claims they are in the 'public domain'. :-/
Most people selling eBooks on eBay are selling them illegally.
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:29 PM   #8
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Interestingly there is an active listing on Ebay for ten Iain Banks ebooks (including Use Of Weapons and Consider Phlebas) which claims they are in the 'public domain'. :-/
Not any more -- they've become an "Invalid item"!
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:31 PM   #9
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Not any more -- they've become an "Invalid item"!
OK, who was the snitch?
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:11 PM   #10
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Same here..I want to get into the Culture novels, but Books On Board only sell 2 of them. I would like to read them in release chronological order, i.e. starting with "Consider Phlebas". Maybe something has changed since 2007 and there is an ebook store out these selling them? Please? :P
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:53 PM   #11
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Waterstones UK has them as epub titles - http://www.waterstones.com/waterston...subject=&isbn=
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:54 PM   #12
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Waterstones UK has them as epub titles - http://www.waterstones.com/waterston...subject=&isbn=
Oh blast. There goes my bonus.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:26 PM   #13
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Waterstones UK has them as epub titles - http://www.waterstones.com/waterston...subject=&isbn=
Are those DRM'd epubs?

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Yes, EPUB files from Waterstone's have Adobe's ADEPT DRM.
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Then (assuming they would have sold to a U.S. resident) they have lost a sale because of DRM.

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