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The Best Iain Banks Books  

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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 Wasp Factory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Consider Phlebas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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The Player of Games is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Look to Windward is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Excession is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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The Crow Road is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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The Bridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Use of Weapons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Feersum Endjinn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Complicity is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Transition is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Surface Detail is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Espedair Street is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Matter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Inversions is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Whit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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The State of the Art is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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The Hydrogen Sonata is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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A Song of Stone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Walking on Glass is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Dead Air is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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The Algebraist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Canal Dreams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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Against a Dark Background is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books
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The Steep Approach to Garbadal... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Iain Banks Books