IAIN BANK's Consider Phlebas has a new German edition from Heyne, translated "Aus dem Amerikanischen" ("From the American"). [DH]
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GEORGE ORWELL must be rotating in his grave after the announcement that the 1956 film of 1984 is being remade as Equals, described as a "futuristic love story". Kristen Stewart, playing the female lead, breathlessly comments: "It's a love story of epic, epic, epic proportion...I'm scared." Is it she rather than the hapless Winston who at the end will really, really, really love Big Brother? (US Weekly, 24 January) [LP]