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Iain Banks, Scottish Novelist: Select Bibliography and Price Guide

Iain Banks (1954-2013) was a Scottish novelist who mixed mainstream fiction with science fiction. For the latter he used the pseudonym Iain M. Banks.

Unless otherwise stated, the price guide below is for UK first and special edition books, first printings with dust jackets, both book and jacket in fine condition. The advice to collectors of modern books is not to accept anything less than VG condition in a VG dust jacket but, if you can afford to, always look for the highest grades.

All prices are for guidance only and further research is recommended. The value is considerably diminished for books lacking a dust jacket. There are a large number of Iain Banks signed copies on the market. Caution is advised with these as the prices are often inflated beyond what might reasonably be expected.

In recent years there has been positive price movements for Iain Banks books, this is particularly so of his 'Culture' series titles.

Bibliography and Price Guide:

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  • 1984 The Wasp Factory, a general fiction novel, published by Macmillan, £275
  • 1985 Walking On Glass, a general fiction novel, published by Macmillan, £75
  • 1986 The Bridge, a general fiction novel, published by Macmillan, £70
  • 1987 Espedair Street, a general fiction novel, published by Macmillan, £45
  • 1987 Consider Phlebas, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, part of 'The Culture' series, published by Macmillan, £200
  • 1987 Consider Phlebas, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, part of 'The Culture' series, limited edition of 176 signed copies in a slipcase, published by Macmillan, £650
  • 1987 Cleaning Up, a science fiction story by Iain M. Banks, five hundred signed copies in card wrappers, published by the Birmingham Science Fiction Group, £200
  • 1988 The Player of Games, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, part of 'The Culture' series, published by Macmillan, £175
  • 1988 The Player of Games, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, limited edition of 201 signed copies with a slipcase, no dust jacket, part of 'The Culture' series, published by Macmillan, £600
  • 1989 Canal Dreams, a general fiction novel, published by Macmillan, £35
  • 1990 Use of Weapons, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, part of 'The Culture' series, published by Orbit, £200
  • 1991 The State of the Art, a science fiction collection of a novella and short stories by Iain M. Banks, part of 'The Culture' series, published by Orbit, £150
  • 1992 The Crow Road, a general fiction novel, published by Scribner, £35
  • 1993 Complicity, a general fiction novel, published by Little Brown, £35
  • 1993 Against A Dark Background, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, published by Orbit, £75
  • 1994 Feersum Endjinn, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, published by Orbit, £35
  • 1995 Whit, a general fiction novel, published by Little Brown, £30
  • 1996 Excession, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, part of 'The Culture' series, published by Orbit, £85
  • 1997 A Song Of Stone, a general fiction novel, published by Abacus, £20
  • 1998 Inversions, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, part of 'The Culture' series, published by Orbit, £35
  • 1999 The Business, a general fiction novel, published by Little Brown, £35
  • 2000 Look To Windward, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, part of 'The Culture' series, published by Orbit, £35
  • 2002 Dead Air, a general fiction novel, published by Little Brown, £25
  • 2003 Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram, a non fiction Scottish travelogue for whisky lovers, published by Century, £25
  • 2004 The Algebraist, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, published by Orbit, £35
  • 2007 The Steep Approach To Garbadale, a general fiction novel, published by Little Brown, £15
  • 2008 Matter, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, part of 'The Culture' series, published by Orbit, £25
  • 2009 Transition, a general fiction novel, published by Little Brown, £25
  • 2010 Surface Detail, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, part of 'The Culture' series, published by Orbit, £25
  • 2010 The Spheres, with extracts from Transition and Matter, a limited edition of 500 copies published by The Birmingham Science Fiction Group, £50
  • 2012 Stonemouth, a general fiction novel, published by Little Brown, £18
  • 2012 The Hydrogen Sonata, a science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks, part of 'The Culture' series, published by Orbit, £25
  • 2013 The Quarry, a general fiction novel, published by Little Brown, £15