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Iain Banks RIP

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:13 pm
by DemonEtrigan

Re: Iain Banks RIP

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:32 am
by Duff
Yeah. Just read Stonemouth, great read and it really brings home how much I'm going to miss his writing. :(

Re: Iain Banks RIP

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:25 am
by Hastati
Yes, rather sad. A truly exellent writer who will be missed.

Re: Iain Banks RIP

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:35 am
by Vorokoth
:(

Re: Iain Banks RIP

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:38 am
by Ramshackle_Curtis

Iain Banks (with or without the M) RIP

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:40 am
by Skipp
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 (with or without the M) RIP

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:40 am
by freakinacage
Damn, have enjoyed his books, some mental stuff

Re: Iain Banks RIP

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:27 am
by THE Killer Bob
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 RIP

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