Iain Banks RIP

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Re: Iain Banks RIP

Post by Badger Loving Fluffster » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:16 pm

Always a bummer when the good ones go

I still think his proposal to his wife was one of the best things I've heard

Re: Iain Banks RIP

Post by THE Killer Bob » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:27 am

I've still got a handful of his books to read. So I'm just glad he wrote so much; even if some of it was rushed and some is a bit samey.

He once threatened to thump me at an SF convention for calling him a "namby-pamby liberal" but then bought me a pint instead. Top bloke.

Re: Iain Banks (with or without the M) RIP

Post by freakinacage » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:40 am

Damn, have enjoyed his books, some mental stuff

Iain Banks (with or without the M) RIP

Post by Skipp » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:40 am

I felt an excess of gravitas when I heard this yesterday, cancer done eat him quicker than I hoped it would after hearing he was ill earlier this year.

I've been reading his books since I was 17 and for years have received signed 1st editions from my mum at Christmas, although I still have 3 books of his I havent gotten round to reading (reading has become a holiday pasttime rather than a core activity it was when I was younger)..

I'm gutted that I wont see further development of the culture series which has been and remains perhaps my favourite SciFi setting...

Bless you Iain, its been a hell of a ride. :cry:

Re: Iain Banks RIP

Post by Ramshackle_Curtis » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:38 am

Re: Iain Banks RIP

Post by Vorokoth » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:35 am


Re: Iain Banks RIP

Post by Hastati » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:25 am

Yes, rather sad. A truly exellent writer who will be missed.

Re: Iain Banks RIP

Post by Duff » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:32 am

Yeah. Just read Stonemouth, great read and it really brings home how much I'm going to miss his writing. :(

Iain Banks RIP

Post by DemonEtrigan » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:13 pm