Iain Menzies Banks Quotes

The double-sun system was relatively poor in comets; there were only a hundred billion of them.

Iain Menzies Banks

That was the Dependency Principle; that you could never forget where your Off switches were located, even if it was somewhere tiresome.

Iain Menzies Banks

Serious up-cannoning on our part, for all its for all its intrinsic vulgarity and first-principle undesirability, may be the only way to prevent scalar inter-civilization conflicts...

Iain Menzies Banks

It was used mainly as a regimental mess and dining hall and so was hung with flags, banners, the hides of enemies, bits and pieces of old weapons and military paraphenalia.

Iain Menzies Banks

A human exposed without protection to the conditions required to support Affronter life would be dying in at least three excitingly different and painful ways anyway without having to worry about being crushed by a cage of leg-thick tentacles.

Iain Menzies Banks

The combination of modern ordnance and outdated tactics had, as ever, created enormous casualties on both sides.

Iain Menzies Banks

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