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List Rules Vote for the Iain Banks novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Iain Banks books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Iain Banks is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Iain Banks who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This list contains books like The Wasp Factory and The Player of Games. What are Iain Banks's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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The Crow Road is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
The Crow Road Iain Banks

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The Player of Games is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
The Player of Games Iain Banks

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The Wasp Factory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
The Wasp Factory Iain Banks

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Excession is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Excession Iain Banks

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Consider Phlebas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Consider Phlebas Iain Banks

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Look to Windward is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Look to Windward Iain Banks

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Espedair Street is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Espedair Street Iain Banks

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Use of Weapons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Use of Weapons Iain Banks

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The Quarry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
The Quarry Iain Banks

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The Bridge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
The Bridge Iain Banks

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Walking on Glass is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Walking on Glass Iain Banks

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The State of the Art is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books

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The Algebraist is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
The Algebraist Iain Banks

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The Hydrogen Sonata is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
The Hydrogen Sonata Iain Banks

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Transition is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Transition Iain Banks

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Matter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Matter Iain Banks

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Complicity is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Complicity Iain Banks

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Against a Dark Background is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books

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Whit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Whit Iain Banks

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Feersum Endjinn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Feersum Endjinn Iain Banks

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Surface Detail is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Surface Detail Iain Banks

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Inversions is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Inversions Iain Banks

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A Song of Stone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
A Song of Stone Iain Banks

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The Steep Approach to Garbadal... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books

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Raw Spirit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Raw Spirit Iain Banks

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Dead Air is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Dead Air Iain Banks

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The Business is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
The Business Iain Banks

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Canal Dreams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
Canal Dreams Iain Banks