Iain M. Banks was a writer.
Ace had read about smart missiles in Iain M. Banks's books. (PROSE: All-Consuming Fire)
In 1987, a Virgoan probe, noting that Jeffrey Archer and Hammond Innes were in Joe Dakin's bookcase, suggested that he get "a nice bit of Iain Banks". (PROSE: Stop the Pigeon)
Rachel Rowley told Marnal that people probably thought that his name was a pseudonym like Hergé or Saki or Iain M. Banks. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles)
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In AUDIO: The Fearmonger, the Seventh Doctor facetiously claims that the Fearmonger was created by the "Jinmoti of Bozlen Two", a reference to Iain M. Banks' Consider Phlebas.