Books Iain Banks Books by Iain Banks Iain Banks has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Science Fiction & Fantasy Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Iain Banks This Week's Must Read As Independence Vote Approaches, A Spirited Novel About The Scottish Experience September 12, 2014 Next week the people of Scotland vote on whether to become independent from the U.K. Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett recommends a book that illuminates the Scottish psyche, Iain Banks' The Crow Road. As Independence Vote Approaches, A Spirited Novel About The Scottish Experience Listen · 2:14 2:14 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/347724225/348010314" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews Iain Banks Bids Us Farewell With 'The Quarry' June 29, 2013 Iain Banks' last novel, The Quarry, follows awkward teen Kit, his dying father Guy, and a group of Guy's former friends as they search for a possibly incriminating videotape. Reviewer Ellah Allfrey says The Quarry isn't Banks' best work, but "it doesn't disappoint." Summer Books 2011 Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books August 11, 2011 More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.