Author Iain Banks has terminal cancer

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by ObnoxiousJockGit, Apr 3, 2013.

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  1. That's tough luck but I preferred the other blokes stuff: Iain M Banks.
  2. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    truly sad. I love many of his books.

    edit - if I can meet my end with a tenth the humour and spirit he's displaying up to now, I'll be (relatively) happy.
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  3. You've got Sluggy, what more do you need? ;-)
  4. "Will you do me the honour of becoming my widow?" Top man.
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  5. Bad CO

    Bad CO LE Admin Reviews Editor Gallery Guru

    I'll put in an early vote for Player of Games as my favourite. Difficult choice though as he is such an excellent writer, in both his guises.

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  6. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
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    Just spotted this on the news. Fantastic author and one of my favourites so very sad news.

    (M) Use of Weapons or Excession
    (Non M) Complicity or Whit
  7. Inversions is one of my favourites.
    I very recently worked my way through the Culture series again; I've only just realized that the their history runs concurrently with ours - The story line begins in what would be our 14th century and the Culture's 'Contact' section secretly visited Earth in the 1970s....
  8. Dammit, that is sad news. I love his Culture Books, Consider Phlebus is a great space opera. Totally flummoxed by Feersum Enjin.

    Excession is my favourite Sci Fi novel bar none.
  9. Player of games, excession or use of weapons for me. For mainstream, you can't get more dark and macabre than complicity
  10. That was the first of his books I read, a freebie from the donations rack at South Cerney to kill time waiting for a flight (I HATE MOVERS!!!!) I was hooked straight away.

    (M) - Excession and Use of Weapons
    (Non-M) - Whit.
  11. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    thats why I'm wishing things would end. :pale:
  12. Sad news.
    I'm with Bad CO on Player of Games, and would highly recommend Espedair Street for the non Ms
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  13. Ugh. That's a cheerful thought. :omg: :p :p